Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty

Cooter R, Babidge W
Record ID 31999008601
Authors' objectives:

To review the literature comparing traditional techniques of liposuction with ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) to establish the best evidence for recommendations on the safety and efficacy of UAL.

Authors' recommendations: This review found that the safety and/or efficacy of the procedure cannot be determined due to an incomplete and/or poor quality evidence-base. An audit is required (to assess both safety and efficacy). The ASERNIP-S Review Group recommends that ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty should not be performed to contour female breast tissue.
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Lipectomy
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional
Organisation Name: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures-Surgical
Contact Address: ASERNIP-S 24 King William Street, Kent Town SA 5067 Australia Tel: +61 8 8219 0900
Contact Name: racs.asernip@surgeons.org
Contact Email: racs.asernip@surgeons.org
Copyright: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical
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