Ultrasound Assisted Lipoplasty-Part 1: An Overview for Nurses

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Abstract

The use of ultrasound assisted lipoplasty (UAL) to assist in the removal of subcutaneous fat has been practiced in Europe for nearly a decade but has only recently been practiced in the United States. This article will discuss the UAL procedure, its history, regulatory issues, instrumentation and equipment needed, clinical protocol, case reports, complications, and future considerations.

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