What does XUAL stand for?
XUAL stands for External ultrasound-assisted liposuction
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Ultrasonic sound waves can be applied to a target area of the body using two different methods. The first method is external ultrasound-assisted liposuction. This method involves the application of ultrasound waves through the skin using a special paddle into fatty tissues that have been moistened by tumescent fluids. After the fat cells have been injected with medicated saline and dosed with ultrasound waves, they are removed from the body using a cannula and aspirator, as in traditional liposuction.
Liposuction is commonly used on the abdomen, hips, knees, neck, thighs, and upper arms. The procedure is often performed along with other procedures, such as abdominoplasty or breast enhancement surgery. There are several fairly new techniques in liposuction that Dr. Messa performs which offer many benefits over the traditional techniques. Internal and External Ultrasound-assisted liposuction.
External ultrasound-assisted liposuction (XUAL) is a type of UAL where the ultrasonic energy is applied from outside the body, through the skin, making the specialized cannula of the UAL procedure unnecessary. It was developed because surgeons found that in some cases, the UAL method caused skin necrosis (death) and seromas, which are pockets of a pale yellowish fluid from the body, analogous to hematomas (pockets of red blood cells).