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What is ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)?

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Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, or UAL, uses sound waves energy under your skin to rupture the cell walls of the fat. This liquefies the fat so it can be suctioned out.

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons: “Liposuction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Liposuction.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 06, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: “Liposuction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Liposuction.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 06, 2018

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