With the myriad of non-surgical fat reduction devices on the market, choosing one can be difficult. The ideal non- invasive body contouring treatment should be:
Aesthetic Surgery Center is the only provider of UltraShape® in Naples, Florida. Unlike other non-surgical devices that use heat or freeze fat, UltraShape® is the only FDA approved non-surgical fat reduction device that uses pulsed, focused ultrasound to destroy fat cells. Administered by our highly skilled, licensed aestheticians, UltraShape® has the potential to reduce your waistline by up to 2 inches after 3 simple in-office treatments.
The UltraShape® Treatment
The UltraShape® Procedure
During your UltraShape® consultation at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, your treatment area will be determined, a specially designed belt will be wrapped around you, and a soothing gel applied to the skin. A transducer will then be glided over the treatment area, gently delivering ultrasound pulses, causing the underlying fat cells to burst with little to no discomfort. The UltraShape® experience is pleasant and relaxing with most patients describing a tingling sensation during the treatment. The protocol consists of 3 treatments spaced 2 weeks apart, each session lasting about an hour. Once the treatment is complete, you can immediately go back to your daily activities without downtime or restrictions.
How Does UltraShape® Work? – The Science behind the Slimming
UltraShape® permanently destroys fat using focused ultrasound energy, targeting the stubborn fat cells beneath the skin surface and causing them to cavitate and mechanically rupture. Once ruptured, the fat cells are permanently destroyed and the contents absorbed and cleared by the body.
Ultrashape® at Aesthetic Surgery Center
Because UltraShape® energy is delivered in short bursts; it allows any heat generated to dissipate prior to the next pulse, minimizing the effects to surrounding tissue, unlike other treatments which uniformly freeze or heat the tissue.
Who is the ideal candidate?
The ideal UltraShape® candidate is an individual dedicated to a healthy lifestyle with troublesome areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. UltraShape® is not a method of weight loss but rather a nonsurgical tool to permanently reduce fat cells. Patients who continue a healthy lifestyle during the treatment protocol will see the best results. Candidates must have a BMI < 30.
You should see results in as few as two weeks. Clinical results show:
– Average reduction of 3.3 cm (1.3 inches)
– Up to 6.3 cm (nearly 2.5 inches) after 3 treatments
The UltraShape® system has been shown to be safe and effective for patients.
– Cleared for abdominal circumference reduction
– Clinically demonstrated in multi-center controlled trials
– 10 peer-reviewed published articles and book chapter
– 300,000 treatments have been performed worldwide
Most patients report a comfortable experience, and side effects are extremely rare. 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.
We recommend three treatments spaced two weeks apart. Spacing treatments gives your body time to clear the fat cells from your system.
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.
UltraShape® treatments result in the immediate destruction of 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.
The UltraShape® treatment has been designed to help average to moderately overweight men and women achieve an improved body shape and contour. UltraShape® offers an effective non-surgical alternative to patients seeking a significant reduction of localized fat deposits without surgery. To optimize the results of the treatments, it is recommended that patients adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Ultrashape is a non-surgical process that breaks up fat cells by using ultrasound energy. Ultrashape is considered safe and effective, with minimal risks. It does not use temperature to break up fat cells. While Coolsculpting uses cold temperatures and Velashape uses radiofrequency heat to destroy fat cells, Ultrashape does not have risk of cold or heat related burns. Are the results after Ultrashape permanent? Yes, fat cells are begin to be destroyed after one treatment with the UltraShape, however, a series of 3 treatments is recommended for maximum results. When comparing the ultrashape power vs coolsculpting, you will learn that the difference between the two treatments is how they work. They both target areas of fat that don’t respond well to diet or exercise, but that are localized. In general, patients find CoolSculpting to be more painful than Ultrashape. However, Coolsculpting may require fewer sessions than Ultrashape. As you continue to research non-invasive fat removal/ reduction procedures, you may consider Ultrashape, Coolsculpting, Liposonix, Velashape, and others. While none of these options replace surgical liposuction, they are great alternatives to surgery for the right patient. We highly recommend a consultation with Dr. Casey Holmes, who can examine and evaluate you to help you determine what non-surgical treatment can accomplish, vs. VASER® liposuction.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation at The Aesthetic Surgery center’s office at 239-594-9100.