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Article: The use of focused ultrasound for non-invasive body contouring in Asians

TitleThe use of focused ultrasound for non-invasive body contouring in Asians
Authors
KeywordsBody contouring
Fat
Focused ultrasound
Issue Date2009
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/34073
Citation
Lasers In Surgery And Medicine, 2009, v. 41 n. 10, p. 751-759 How to Cite?
AbstractIntroduction: Previous studies demonstrated that multiple treatments using focused ultrasound can be effective as an non-invasive method for reducing unwanted localized fat deposits. The objective of the study is to investigate the safety and efficacy of this focused ultrasound device in body contouring in Asians. Method: Fifty-three (51 females and 2 males) patients were enrolled into the study. Subjects had up to three treatment sessions with approximately 1-month interval in between treatment. Efficacy was assessed by changes in abdominal circumference, ultrasound fat thickness, and caliper fat thickness. Weight change was monitored to distinguish weight loss induced changes in these measurements. Patient questionnaire was completed after each treatment. The level of pain or discomfort, improvement in body contour and overall satisfaction were graded with a score of 1-5 (1 being the least). Any adverse effects such as erythema, pain during treatment or blistering were recorded. Result: The overall satisfaction amongst subjects was poor. Objective measurements by ultrasound, abdominal circumference, and caliper did not show significant difference after treatment. There is a negative correlation between the abdominal fat thickness and number of shots per treatment session. Conclusion: Focused ultrasound is not effective for noninvasive body contouring among Southern Asians as compared with Caucasian. Such observation is likely due to smaller body figures. Design modifications can overcome this problem and in doing so, improve clinical outcome. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139457
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.135
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.977
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dc.contributor.authorShek, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYu, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeung, CKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKono, Ten_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, HHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T05:50:18Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T05:50:18Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationLasers In Surgery And Medicine, 2009, v. 41 n. 10, p. 751-759en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0196-8092en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139457-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Previous studies demonstrated that multiple treatments using focused ultrasound can be effective as an non-invasive method for reducing unwanted localized fat deposits. The objective of the study is to investigate the safety and efficacy of this focused ultrasound device in body contouring in Asians. Method: Fifty-three (51 females and 2 males) patients were enrolled into the study. Subjects had up to three treatment sessions with approximately 1-month interval in between treatment. Efficacy was assessed by changes in abdominal circumference, ultrasound fat thickness, and caliper fat thickness. Weight change was monitored to distinguish weight loss induced changes in these measurements. Patient questionnaire was completed after each treatment. The level of pain or discomfort, improvement in body contour and overall satisfaction were graded with a score of 1-5 (1 being the least). Any adverse effects such as erythema, pain during treatment or blistering were recorded. Result: The overall satisfaction amongst subjects was poor. Objective measurements by ultrasound, abdominal circumference, and caliper did not show significant difference after treatment. There is a negative correlation between the abdominal fat thickness and number of shots per treatment session. Conclusion: Focused ultrasound is not effective for noninvasive body contouring among Southern Asians as compared with Caucasian. Such observation is likely due to smaller body figures. Design modifications can overcome this problem and in doing so, improve clinical outcome. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/34073en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofLasers in Surgery and Medicineen_HK
dc.rightsLasers in surgery and medicine. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.-
dc.subjectBody contouringen_HK
dc.subjectFaten_HK
dc.subjectFocused ultrasounden_HK
dc.subject.meshAbdominal Faten_US
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Groupen_US
dc.subject.meshCosmetic Techniquesen_US
dc.subject.meshObesity - therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshUltrasonic Therapyen_US
dc.titleThe use of focused ultrasound for non-invasive body contouring in Asiansen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailYu, C: carolsyu@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/lsm.20875en_HK
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