New perspectives in facial contouring using external ultrasonography

Authors
Citation
Ts. Wilkinson, New perspectives in facial contouring using external ultrasonography, CLIN PLAST, 28(4), 2001, pp. 703
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Surgery
Journal title
CLINICS IN PLASTIC SURGERY
ISSN journal
0094-1298 → ACNP
Volume
28
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0094-1298(200110)28:4<703:NPIFCU>2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
The use of XUAL ultrasonic energy to fractionate and redistribute facial fa t is a valuable adjunct in facial plastic surgery The 59 patients enrolled in our preliminary evaluation of XUAL under the auspices of the American So ciety of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Innovative Procedures Committee, had in addition to the body liposculpture, external ultrasound application to supe rwet anesthetized face without physical removal of fat or skin. When no exc isions or liposuctioning was performed, there was visible and photographic improvement in facial contouring. Interview comments ranged from "I can see my cheek bones now" to questions as to whether or not a facelift had indee d been performed. Individuals who had submental resculpturing (submental tu ck) or simple safe zone liposuction in the submental area, jowl, and nasola bial zones also showed a remarkable degree of skin tightening and contourin g beyond the area of actual fat removal. Those individuals who have been cl osely observed for over 12 months still have the improvement. Redistributio n of fat and skin tightening initially noted between the second and eighth week has persisted unchanged, often in spite of fat accumulation elsewhere from weight gain.