Methods and systems for noninvasive mastopexy through deep tissue tightening with ultrasound are provided. An exemplary method and system comprise a therapeutic ultrasound system configured for providing ultrasound treatment to a deep tissue region, such as a region comprising muscular fascia and ligaments. In accordance with various exemplary embodiments, a therapeutic ultrasound system can be configured to achieve depth from 1 mm to 4 cm with a conformal selective deposition of ultrasound energy without damaging an intervening tissue in the range of frequencies from 1 to 15 MHz. In addition, a therapeutic ultrasound can also be configured in combination with ultrasound imaging or imaging/monitoring capabilities, either separately configured with imaging, therapy and monitoring systems or any level of integration thereof.

Title
Method and system for noninvasive mastopexy
Application Number
11/163155
Publication Number
20060074314
Application Date
October 6, 2005
Publication Date
April 6, 2006
Inventor
Inder Raj S Makin
(85215), Mesa
AZ, US
Peter G Barthe
(85048), Phoenix
AZ, US
Michael H Slayton
(85283), Tempe
AZ, US
Agent
One Arizona Center
AZ, US
Snell & Wilmer
AZ, US
Assignee
Guided Therapy Systems
AZ, US
IPC
A61B 08/12
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