What Is UltraShape®?
UltraShape® is an FDA-approved method for removing unwanted abdominal fat. It works by targeting the subcutaneous fat with ultrasonic pulsed energy. The fat cells dissolve without damaging the surrounding nerves, skin, collagen, or blood vessels. Once destroyed, the body breaks down the fat and naturally eliminates it.
UltraShape® is completely different from invasive surgical procedures, such as liposuction, because it uses deep pulsing ultrasound energy to subcutaneously break down fat. The ultrasonic pulses penetrate the skin targeting each problem area of your body including the abdomen, thighs, or flanks. The procedure targets these problem areas without any troublesome side effects. Treatment time varies depending on the size of treated area, but 1-2 hours is typical. Three treatments one month apart will produce results consistent with published data.
Results can vary between different individuals, but it is common for patients to see a visible fat reduction after the first session. Once you complete your UltraShape® sessions, your body will work to get rid of the destroyed fat cells through its metabolic systems, and after a period of two to four weeks, the results become fully apparent. The maximum fat reduction results are visible approximately 30 days after your last procedure. The additional benefit is that there is no recovery period required, allowing you to resume all normal daily activities immediately following each procedure. As with any body contouring procedure, a fit and healthy lifestyle is essential to maintaining the results from the procedure.
If you have areas of your body that do not respond to a healthy diet and exercise program, UltraShape® may be an excellent option for you. It is used on areas that commonly accumulate unwanted fat, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, chest, back, and arms to re-contour and create a more physically fit appearance.
The cost of UltraShape® sessions vary depending on the extent of the treatment and the number of areas to be treated. Our cosmetic consultant trained physicians at Dermatology Associates can discuss the cost during your initial consultation as well as the payment options including cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
To determine if UltraShape® or another body contouring procedure is right for you, schedule a consultation with our cosmetic consultant or one of our physicians at Dermatology Associates. At this appointment, we will evaluate your concerns and go over all the options to meet your goals as well as discuss the cost and answer all your questions.