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An apparatus and method for minimally invasive treatment of deep subcutaneous fat deposits in lieu of cosmetic surgery is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a high voltage pulse generator connected to two or more needle electrodes at least one of which is configured for placement deeply under the skin in a treatment site of the patient's body. High voltage pulses, delivered to the electrodes, create an electric field that kills subcutaneous fat cells.

Title
Apparatus and method for reducing subcutaneous fat deposits by electroporation
Application Number
10/369020
Publication Number
6795728 (B2)
Application Date
February 19, 2003
Publication Date
September 21, 2004
Inventor
Ali Jaafar
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Victor I Chornenky
Minnetonka
MN, US
Assignee
Minnesota Medical Physics
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/18
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