05352194 is referenced by 33 patents and cites 22 patents.

The present invention provides a device for performing suction lipectomy or liposuction in which the reciprocal motion required during the liposuction procedure is automated. This automation greatly reduces the physical exertion required of the operating surgeon. The present invention also allows the use of smaller cannulae to achieve an improved aesthetic result. Use of such smaller cannulae with the manual liposuction procedures currently in use would be extremely taxing if not impossible.

Title
Automated device for liposuction
Application Number
7/905726
Publication Number
5352194
Application Date
June 29, 1992
Publication Date
October 4, 1994
Inventor
J William Futrell
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Mark B Freidman
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Richard J Greco
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Agent
Reed Smith Shaw & McClay
Assignee
University of Pittsburgh
PA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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