A minimally invasive surgical skin contouring procedure, currently under investigation, could give patients a new option for removing fat and tightening skin, according to recent clinical trial findings.

 According to 30-day interim data, rotational fractional resection (RFR), also called Nuvellus, is a safe, effective minimally invasive contouring option for patients with mild-to-moderate submental fat and skin laxity.

Results from the prospective, multi-center, single-arm CONFORM submental contouring study were presented at the 2018 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery meeting in Phoenix.