Navigation Links
New Study Tunes Into Latest Lipo Technique
Date:3/1/2010

Radio frequency-assisted liposuction makes its debut in a small, uncontrolled group of patients, with limited follow-up. This study appears in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the offical medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

(Vocus) March 1, 2010 -- Liposuction has become one of the most common aesthetic procedures in the world for excess fat removal - and while its relative safety and ease of performance explain its widespread popularity, numerous changes and innovations have been made over the years to improve its performance. According to new research, one of the most recent is the introduction of a radiofrequency device that has demonstrated promising results. Radiofrequency energy is an electrical energy that is delivered in the form of a high-frequency electrical current. During radiofrequency-assisted liposuction, the current is applied to the tissue to create a thermal effect, which is believed to essentially dissolve fat cells with minimal trauma to the tissue, as compared to more traditional types of liposuction. In this study, researchers from Buenos Aires, Argentina and Irvine, CA debut the new procedure in a small, uncontrolled group of patients, with limited follow-up.

During the pilot study, radiofrequency-assisted liposuction was performed on 23 patients over a 6-month period. Information regarding the aesthetic results and any complications were gathered immediately following the procedure and at 6- and 12-week follow-ups. There were no reports of burns or scarring, and all patients reported minimal postoperative pain. Furthermore, body contour improvements, significant weight and circumference reductions, and optimal though subjective measures of skin tightening were observed in all patients.

According to researchers, the study's results suggest that removal of moderate volumes of fat with radiofrequency-assisted liposuction is feasible, safe and effective, and that additional benefits of this procedure may include patient tolerance and improved recovery time.

However, the researchers strongly suggest that additional study with larger sample sizes and longer follow-up is required. This study appears in the March 2010 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

By the numbers:

 
  • The follow-up period in this study was limited to only a three
  • months.
  • Only 26 patients participated in this study.
  • According to ASPS statistics, more than 245,000 traditional
liposuction procedures were performed in 2008.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/03/prweb3670384.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. National Study Reports Staggering Spending Increases Among Seniors With Chronic Conditions Through Original Medicare - Special Needs Plan Program Offers Solution For Those In Texas
2. AGH Study Shows High Rates of Poorly Controlled Asthma Among Inner-City Pittsburgh Children
3. New Study: Improved Immune System with Gene-Eden, a Natural Antiviral Supplement that Targets Chronic Viruses
4. EPIC study finds new embolic protection device had 97.5 percent success rate during carotid artery stenting
5. UNC study: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for future heart disease
6. Aderans Research Treats One-Hundredth Subject in Clinical Study
7. Kids Peanut Allergies Might Be Tamed: Study
8. Study: Choice between stroke-prevention procedures influenced by patient age
9. Groundbreaking Study Using Ultrasound for the Treatment of Intracerebral and Intraventricular Hemorrhage Stroke Shows Promise
10. New Study Finds Similar Advertising Strategies Used by Indoor Tanning and Tobacco Industries
11. Doctors Practice Medicine in Fear, New Study Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/4/2016)... , ... December 04, 2016 , ... ... major cosmetic surgery can now take advantage of a cosmetic procedure known as ... rejuvenation treatment that reduces the appearance of age spots, fine lines, uneven ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 04, 2016 , ... Responsible dental care hinges ... brush properly to achieve optimal results. This important necessity inspired an inventor from Las ... a way to ensure that people break or avoid bad techniques of brushing the ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... Lori G. Cohen and Sara K. Thompson , shareholders in global ... Institute’s 21st Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference , taking place in New York ... who chairs the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice and the ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... On Dec. 2, 2016, CURE® magazine will host ... honoring the 2016 MPN Heroes—eight individuals who have made a difference in the field ... the standard of care, demonstrating leadership within the MPN community and/or a commitment to ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Dothan, AL (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 ... ... leaders from across the Dothan-Wiregrass Area in Alabama are expected to attend the ... Mike Schmitz, will help provide scholarship funds for area students and operating support ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... , Dec. 5, 2016 ... hydroxyurea (HU) in Complete Hematologic Response (CHR) ... ropeginterferon alfa-2b versus HU AOP will submit ... CONTINUATION-PV to obtain European marketing authorization in the coming months ... the FDA as it seeks approval for commercialization in the ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... 2016 Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an ... cells that get stuck in veins and block blood ... and complications leading to death. Each year, approximately 300,000 ... most of them lack access to comprehensive care or ... therapy for SCD, a pill called hydroxyurea approved more ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... SILVER SPRING, Md. , Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... a new indication for Jardiance (empagliflozin) to reduce the ... 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. ... adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus," said Jean-Marc ... Metabolism and Endocrinology Products in FDA,s Center for Drug ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: