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Combination of Ultrasound Treatment and Neck Liposuction for Skin Tightening

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Murad Alam, Northwestern University Identifier:
First received: November 5, 2012
Last updated: June 27, 2016
Last verified: June 2016
The purpose of this study is to find out the effectiveness of ultrasound treatment and liposuction combined on skin tightening around the neck.

Condition Intervention
Skin Laxity Procedure: Neck Liposuction and Ultrasound Treatment Procedure: Sham Treatment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluating the Combined Skin Tightening Benefit of Non-Invasive Ultrasound Treatment and Neck Liposuction

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Further study details as provided by Murad Alam, Northwestern University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in photo ratings at 8 weeks. [ Time Frame: Baseline and 8 weeks ]
    Two blinded raters will compare baseline and 8 week photos of subjects that received the combined treatments or the sham treatments.

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: March 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Neck Liposuction and Ultrasound Treatment
Subject will receive neck liposuction and ultrasound treatment.
Procedure: Neck Liposuction and Ultrasound Treatment
Sham Comparator: Sham
Subject will receive sham treatment
Procedure: Sham Treatment


Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women 35-60 years old
  • Exhibit mild to moderate neck skin laxity on clinical examination
  • No other serious health problems, including psychiatric illness.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior neck surgery or face lift.
  • Bleeding disorders or coagulopathy.
  • Botulinum toxin or filler injections to neck area within past 6 months.
  • Severe neck skin laxity or sagging
  • Other serious medical conditions that in the opinion of the surgeon could compromise safety
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01735929

Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Murad Alam, MD Northwestern University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Murad Alam, Professor in Dermatology, Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and Surgery-Organ Transplantation, Northwestern University Identifier: NCT01735929     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: STU68167
Study First Received: November 5, 2012
Last Updated: June 27, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cutis Laxa
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on August 21, 2017