An Increased Awareness in Health and Fitness
Our modern society is focused now more than ever on healthy eating habits and regular exercise as a way of life. After skyrocketing obesity rates and lifestyle-related health crises, Americans have placed an emphasis on wellness. Super food choices such as quinoa and kale can now be found on fast food menus, and 5k charity runs are promoted in nearly every community across the country.
Even the healthiest individuals may find that certain areas of their bodies make them feel self-conscious. Stubborn fatty deposits often accumulate in the abdomen, flanks (love handles), and thighs. After women give birth, and as people naturally mature, some parts may become very difficult or even impossible to tone.
UltraShape® and its Applications
A solution for healthy patients seeking to slim regions of the body is now available in the most innovative aesthetic practice in Naples, Florida, as the single area provider of the technology, Aesthetic Surgery Center. The UltraShape® procedure utilizes ultrasound technology to rid the body of excess fat cells. Unlike a liposuction surgery, UltraShape® is non-invasive. The procedure will not harm surrounding tissues or create the need for a recovery period. While liposuction is an excellent solution for a more significant amount of fat removal, UltraShape® is geared toward individuals who seek to remove one to two inches of fat from the treatment site.
There are other methods of non-surgical fat removal available to patients, but these techniques use temperature to destroy fat cells. In these sessions, fat is heated or cooled to temperatures that can create discomfort in patients or leave marks on the skin. During UltraShape®, the fat cells are shaken back and forth through ultrasound waves, until the cell membranes collapse. Eventually, the remnants of the fat cells are filtered through the liver during a permanent removal process. Other procedures can require a recovery period while patients of UltraShape® do not have restrictions following the procedure. It is safe to undergo, and has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic contouring. Most patients report that they do not experience any sensation during the treatment.
The procedure is performed by licensed aestheticians in the comfort of the Aesthetic Surgery Center’s office. Each session will vary depending on the areas treated, but typically last about an hour. Patients can come to the Center on their lunch breaks from work, or in between daily obligations. The aesthetician will begin by wrapping a belt around the midsection of the body and applying a soothing gel to the treatment sites. A three-dimensional program maps the course of treatment by providing the aesthetician with subdermal visuals. The handheld transducer is then smoothed over areas that require attention. Sessions will be repeated every two weeks, for a total of three treatments, typically. The results are up to two inches of fat permanently removed from the body, with zero disruption to any other underlying tissues. Often, improvements can be noted two weeks after the first UltraShape® treatment.
Prospective patients can contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center’s Naples, Florida, office to learn more about UltraShape® or other cosmetic procedures of the body and face. The Center is the only provider of this unique treatment in all of Naples, Florida, and is completely safe and pain-free to undergo.