Using advanced ultrasound technology, UltraShape offers a patients non invasive treatment that can remove several inches of fat as a non surgical liposuction alternative.
It is also useful in the fight against cellulite for common problem areas like the thighs, buttocks and stomach.
This ultrasonic fat reduction treatment is currently not yet FDA approved in the United States but is a valuable alternative for patients in Europe.
How It Works
The procedure is performed with a handheld device attached to a machine which generates and emits an ultrasonic beam. The ultrasonic energy specifically targets fat cells while leaving the other tissue in the surrounding area completely unharmed. Fat cells respond to the heat from the ultrasonic energy and break down releasing the stored fat. The fat cells are completely destroyed and eliminated so the results are permanent and it is not as easy to regain the lost weight.
This is a painless non surgical liposuction procedure that does not require any incision or anesthesia. There are some mild side effects that include bruising and slight irritation in the treatment area immediately following a treatment session but are usually temporary.
Clinical studies in other countries have shown very promising results. The average patient can expect to lose about 1.5 inches after just one treatment session. A series of four treatment sessions produced an average of 3.9 inches of fat loss. These are incredible results that would make any patient ecstatic. Ultrasound fat reduction is useful for problem areas of stubborn fat that won’t respond to traditional exercise and dieting strategies.
But that isn’t all that the UltraShape fat reduction treatment is good for. It can also significantly reduce the amount of visible cellulite in areas where large fat deposits are found. Typical cellulite prone areas of the body include the buttocks and thighs.
The results are typically noticeable after just a few days following the final treatment session. For best results after the UltraShape treatment it is a good idea to maintain your new figure with a healthy diet plan and regular exercise routine. There is never a substitute for a healthy lifestyle and for some patients UltraShape can be the kick to get things started.
UltraShape Cost and Availability
UltraShape is not available in the United States for commercial use as the technique has not yet been approved by the FDA. There are no cost estimates available in the United States but this treatment is currently being performed in Canada, Europe and parts of Asia. The cost of UltraShape can be anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000 and like any other treatment of this nature, the precise cost will depend on the individual and the treatment desired.