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An apparatus and method for non-invasive treatment in lieu of cosmetic surgery is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a combination of a high and low voltage pulse generators connected to two or more electrodes placed on a treatment site of the patient's body. High voltage pulses, delivered to the electrodes, create an electric field that kills subcutaneous fat cells. Low voltage pulses, delivered to the same or individual electrodes provide transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), blocking the signals of discomfort or pain that may arise from the high voltage pulsing.

Title
Apparatus and method for reducing subcutaneous fat deposits by electroporation with improved comfort of patients
Application Number
10/364187
Publication Number
6697670 (B2)
Application Date
February 11, 2003
Publication Date
February 24, 2004
Inventor
Ali Jaafar
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Victor I Chomenky
Minnetonka
MN, US
Assignee
Minnesota Medical Physics
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/18
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