Review Article

The AESTHETICS 2021; 2(1): 1-6

Published online April 30, 2021

© Korean Association For Laser Dermatology And Trichology

Usefulness of Ultrasound Devices in Facial Plastic Surgery

Won Lee, MD, PhD1 , Wook Oh, MD2, Hyun Jun Park, MD2

1Yonsei E1 Plastic Surgery Clinic, Anyang, Korea
2Maylin Clinic, Seoul, Korea

Correspondence to: Won Lee
Yonsei E1 Plastic Surgery Clinic, Anyang 14072, Korea

Received: April 6, 2021; Accepted: April 19, 2021

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The use of ultrasound technology in aesthetic fields is common. The proper use thereof can help plastic surgeons achieve satisfactory outcomes. The study was designed to outline the use of ultrasound technology devices in plastic surgery. The PubMed database was searched for articles reporting on the use of diagnostic ultrasound, microfocused ultrasound technology, and non-focused ultrasound technology. Doppler ultrasound technology has found use in detecting arteries of the face. Emitting thermal energy, microfocused ultrasound has been used to elicit skin tightening and fat reduction effects. The use of non-focused ultrasound technology to achieve cellular level effects has garnered greater interest. Understanding of different applications of ultrasound technology could help with improving treatment results in facial plastic surgery.

Keywords: Ultrasound technology, Microfocused ultrasound, Non-focused ultrasound, HIFU, Hyaluronic acid filler