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Definition of Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction

Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction: A form of liposuction in which the cannula is energized with ultrasonic energy to assist in the breakdown of fat tissue. This technique has an advantage in areas of scar tissue, such as the male breast, the back, and areas where liposuction has been perfo

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Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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