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Author: Joel Schlessinger, MD, Consulting Staff, Dermatology, Skin Specialists, PC.
Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Previous Contributing Editors: Dirk M Elston, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; William D James, MD, Program Director, Vice-Chair, Paul R Gross Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
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Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2008
Joel Schlessinger, MD
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External ultrasound-assistedliposuction (XUAL) is a new technique that requires traditionalaspirative liposuction after the application of high-frequencyultrasonic fields delivered through the skin into wetted tissue.