Aesthetic Plast Surg 2008 Jan 20;32(1):111-5. Epub 2007 Sep 20.
Department of Orthopedic, Traumatologic, Rehabilitative, and Plastic Reconstructive Sciences, Second University of Naples, School of Medicine and Surgery, via L. De Crecchio 3, 80138 Napoli, Italy.
This study aimed to observe the effects of ultrasound waves at different frequencies on abdominal fat tissue. External ultrasound-assisted lipectomy (XUAL) via both histologic and immunohistochemic examinations was used to assess adipose tissue alterations, including cells and collagenic fibers. The results, at the immunofluorescence level, show that ultrasound used at 1 MHz with a potency of 3 W resulted in no alterations or only limited cell destruction with collagen fibers intact. Read More