The first and only FDA-cleared, non-invasive body contouring treatment to use proprietary pulsed focused ultrasound to immediately destroy stubborn fat cells—and deliver noticeable results in two weeks.
Using ultrasound, UltraShape® is able to target fat cells, destroying them instantly, so patients can see visible results within two weeks. Because the ultrasound energy is pulsed and focused, UltraShape® is able to target the fat cells mechanically, without heating them and without damaging surrounding tissue. UltraShape®’s 3D mapping of the treatment area ensures that energy is delivered uniformly, therefore minimizing contour irregularities.
Once the fat cell membranes are disrupted, the content of the cells is transported through the vascular and lymphatic systems to the liver. The fat is then processed via the body’s natural mechanisms.
You can see results as quickly as two weeks, with optimal results at 4-6 weeks from the first treatment. Clinical results show:
UltraShape® offers a number of advantages. 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. Although relatively new in the United States, it 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, and the fat reduction is homogenous and spread evenly throughout the treatment area.
The UltraShape® procedure will be performed at Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills.
The doctor will check if the patient is an ideal candidate and discuss treatment areas. After the exact treatment area is determined, a specially designed belt will be wrapped around your abdomen and a soothing gel will be applied onto your skin. The doctor will glide the UltraShape® transducer over the treatment area, gently delivering painless ultrasound pulses. Treatments take an hour or less and there are no post treatment lumps, bumps, soreness or numbness. UltraShape® is also a no-downtime treatment, so you can resume your normal activities right away.
The ideal candidate for UltraShape® is healthy and has a BMI under 30, which means they are not obese. Nor is UltraShape® for the very thin; candidates must have at least 1.5 cm (.4 inches) of fat. The ideal candidates have already adopted a healthy diet and exercise regimen and have realistic expectations of UltraShape® as a body shaping adjunct. They understand that UltraShape® is not designed for major weight loss. It is intended to sculpt those few stubborn areas that have not responded to diet or exercise. UltraShape® works equally well for men and women.
Some others are not going to be good candidates for UltraShape® if any of the below applies:
An UltraShape® procedure typically lasts 45 – 60 minutes. Recommended treatment includes three procedures spaced every two weeks to get the desired results.
UltraShape® is for men and women seeking to rid themselves of stubborn localized fat deposits. Candidates for the treatment want improved contours and shapes. It is not a method for losing weight.
Since UltraShape® is so minimally invasive and does not involve any surgery; the patient can resume their normal activities immediately.
No. UltraShape® is painless. Many patients do report a mild-to-moderate tingling or warmth in the treatment area.
In clinical studies, researchers have found that the typical UltraShape® patient had lost 1.3 inches. Patients can lose up to two dress sizes if they combine the procedure with diet and exercise. As with liposuction, the results can be long-lasting if the patient follows a healthy diet and exercise regimen that prevents them from gaining weight.
As UltraShape® is a medical procedure, there are some risks, but they are minimal.
After the UltraShape® procedure, it takes the body two to four 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 two to four weeks after the first treatment. The maximum results don’t become apparent until four weeks after the final treatment.
So far, UltraShape® is used to treat the abdomen, flanks and thighs.