UltraShape® is an innovative body-sculpting mechanism which harnesses pulsed ultrasonic waves for selective fat cell destruction in a comfortable, non-invasive manner. UltraShape® is a non-surgical, no down-time fat reduction alternative to patients looking to avoid liposuction.
There are two major types of fat in your body: visceral (fat that forms around your organs) and subcutaneous (fat that forms under the surface of your skin). While eating right and working out can help reduce visceral fat, subcutaneous fat can be difficult to lose. UltraShape targets and eliminates stubborn (subcutaneous) belly fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise.
UltraShape® works through the use of focused, ultrasonic waves to blast through fat cells, eliminating some of them in a way that is safe, effective, and long-lasting. This is a targeted, customizable treatment, as you can pick and choose the areas you would like to treat, and keep some of those attractive curves that you love.
The UltraShape® procedure is a pleasant, painless experience. It’s nonsurgical, so there are no incisions or anesthetics, no downtime, bruising swelling or recovery time.
UltraShape® is perfect for:
- Reducing fat deposits on the thighs, abdomen, and flanks
- Improving skin tone and firmness
- Reducing the appearance of cellulite dimples
Key benefits of UltraShape® treatment include:
- Comfortable, non-invasive procedure with NO downtime
- Permanent selective fat cell destruction, while protecting desirable tissue
- Targeted treatment to specific problem areas
- Long-lasting results
- Reduced risk of complications
- Proven track record of success
- 94% patient satisfaction rate in clinical studies
Frequently Asked Questions
What is UltraShape®?
UltraShape® is the first and only FDA-cleared, non-invasive body shaping device for selective fat cell destruction. The UltraShape® procedure uses focused, pulsed ultrasound energy to target and instantly destroy fat cells in a chosen area, without damaging surrounding tissue, and without discomfort or downtime.
How does UltraShape® work?
UltraShape® uses pulsed and focused ultrasonic energy to immediately destroy the targeted fat-cells, but preserving surrounding tissue. The content of the fat-cells is transported through the vascular and lymphatic systems to the liver, and processed via the body’s natural mechanisms.
What makes UltraShape® different from other treatments?
UltraShape® treatments result in the immediate destruction of some of the fat cells. Measurable results are seen as early as two weeks.
UltraShape® treatments are also very comfortable and not associated with post treatment soreness, lumps or bumps.
3D mapping of treatments ensures that energy is delivered uniformly, therefore minimizing contour irregularities—a common side effect of liposuction.
Why Choose UltraShape®?
The UltraShape® system has been shown to be safe and effective for patients. It has a proven track record, for 300,000 people in over 50 countries have undergone UltraShape® treatments. In addition, UltraShape® has been the subject of clinical trials involving over 600 patients and the patients reported a satisfaction rate of 86 to 94 percent.
Ultrashape® has been approved by the FDA for selective fat-cell destruction.
Since UltraShape® does not involve surgery, heat or cold, it is completely painless. There is no freezing, bruising or swelling. The patient is not subjected to incisions or injections, so they do not need to have a recovery period and can immediately go about their daily routine.
There have been no reported adverse effects.
The fat reduction is homogeneous and even throughout the treatment area.
Are You an UltraShape® Candidate?
The UltraShape® treatment has been designed to help normal weight to moderately overweight men and women improve body shape and contour.
It is not a weight loss method, and is not recommended for people with a BMI over 30.
The ideal candidate for UltraShape® is healthy and has a BMI under 30 and at least 1.5 cm (.4 inches) of fat. The ideal candidate has already adopted a healthy diet and exercise regimen and has realistic expectations of UltraShape® as a body shaping adjunct. They understand that UltraShape® is not designed for major weight loss as it is intended to sculpt those few stubborn areas that have not responded to diet or exercise.
UltraShape® is not appropriate for those with:
- Implanted electromagnetic devices, such as pacemakers
- Breastfeeding, pregnant, or planning to get pregnant
- Blood or bleeding disorders
- Metabolic and immune system disorders
- Connective tissue disorders
- Liver diseases
- Keloids, scars, rashes or open wounds in the treatment area
What parts of the body are treated with UltraShape®?
So far, UltraShape® is used to treat the abdomen, flanks and thighs.
How many treatments will I need?
A minimum of 3 treatments, spaced 2-4 weeks apart are recommended. This timing gives your body time to clear the fat cells from your system, maximizing your results.
How noticeable will my results be?
Patients can lose up to two dress sizes if they combine the procedure with diet and exercise.
Clinical results show:
- Average reduction of 3.3 cm (1.3 inches)
- Up to 6.3 cm (nearly 2.5 inches) after 3 treatments
How long does it take for the results to become visible?
After the UltraShape® procedure, it takes the body 2-4 weeks to clear away the destroyed fat cells and send them to the liver. The results of the procedure therefore don’t start to show until 2-4 weeks after the first treatment. The maximum results don’t become apparent until 4-8 weeks after the final treatment.
How long is the procedure?
An UltraShape® procedure typically lasts 45 – 60 minutes.
How long do the results last?
Because fat cells are destroyed, you will see a long-lasting effect without maintenance treatments later on. Of course, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep the fat cells from coming back.
Is the procedure painful?
No. UltraShape® is painless. Many patients do report a mild-to-moderate tingling or warmth in the treatment area.
Are there risks?
As UltraShape® is a medical procedure, there are some risks, but they are minimal.
How soon can I return to work?
Since UltraShape® is so minimally invasive and does not involve any surgery; the patient can resume their normal activities immediately.