Body Contouring: The Skinny on Noninvasive Fat Removal

Historically, the approach to body contouring has largely involved invasive procedures,
such as liposuction. Recently, several new devices for noninvasive fat removal have
received clearance by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of focal adiposity.
Modalities are aimed primarily at targeting the physical properties of fat that differentiate
it from the overlying epidermis and dermis, thus selectively resulting in removal. This
review will focus on 3 novel approaches to noninvasive selective destruction of fat.
Semin Cutan Med Surg 31:121-125 © 2012 Published by Elsevier Inc.

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