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Fat cells are dispersed unevenly throughout the body, and their distribution differs from person to person. Some people have a greater number of fat cells around the waist and hips, while others have more around their thighs. This is why body shapes vary so much and why so many of us are likely to gain weight in “all the wrong places”. UltraShape™ can change our contours by reducing the number of fat cells in a problem area.
UltraShape performs non-invasive body contouring: reducing localized fat deposits and body circumference without surgery or injections.
Q: What is the UltraShape Procedure / Non Invasive Fat Reduction?
The clinically-proven UltraShape procedure is the most widely used non-invasive solution for fat reduction and body contouring. It uses focused ultrasound to target and reduce unwanted localized fat deposits, reduce body circumference and improve body shape. The UltraShape procedure is intended to help average to modestly overweight men and women reduce localized fat deposits around the abdomen, flanks (love handles), hips and thighs. It offers a totally non-invasive, painless no downtime alternative to patients seeking reduced circumference (a slimmer body) and an improved body contour. UltraShape involves no incisions, needles, injections, recovery time or maintenance treatments whatsoever. UltraShape is an ideal non-surgical procedure that enables men and women to improve their figure, go down in clothing size, and improve the shape in problem fatty areas that regular diet and exercise usually don’t get rid of.
Q: How is the UltraShape Treatment performed?
Each patient follows a personalized program and undergoes a recommended series of one to three treatments in order to maximize results. Clinical studies have shown a measurable reduction in body circumference in most patients, even after a single treatment. The series of treatments is performed in one-month intervals, giving time for the body’s natural metabolic processes to safely clear away the destroyed fat cells. During these intervals, patients can treat other areas of the body and undergo other complementary procedures.
Q: Am I the ideal patient for UltraShape Treatment?
UltraShape is aimed primarily at healthy people who are not obese but would like to improve their body contour by reducing local areas of fat from the abdomen, outer thighs, or flanks. During the consultation your goals and concerns will be discussed and a full medical history and examination will be performed, including a full body analysis with the state of the art InBody Analyzer, to assess if UltraShape is right for you.
Q: Do I need to lose weight before my UltraShape Treatment?
We recommend that you should be as close to your ideal body weight as possible before you undergo UltraShape treatment. It is important that you maintain a healthy diet and exercise program to achieve the optimum results.
Q: What results can I expect from UltraShape Treatment?
Clinical results show that in three treatments, patients see an average of 4 cm reduction in circumference. Clinical trials have shown an average of 2 cm reduction in circumference even after a single treatment. As with any non-invasive procedure the results you see may differ from the clinical trial results. The Doctor will be happy to discuss this in detail with you during a consultation.
Q: What makes the UltraShape Procedure unique?
Body contouring with the UltraShape delivers measurable, long-lasting circumference reduction in target body areas, and provides the following benefits: Non-invasive – The procedure is totally non-invasive and reduces the fat thickness and circumference of the treated area with no incisions, cannulas, injections or needles. Safe – The focused ultrasound causes a mechanical (non-thermal) effect that selectively targets only fat tissue without affecting the surrounding blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. Effective – After three sessions, patients experience an average of 4 cm reduction in body circumference. These results have been proven in clinical studies and are demonstrated in the tens of thousands of treatments performed worldwide. The results you experience may vary. Comfort – The vast majority of people who have undergone the UltraShape body contouring procedure report no discomfort. There is no anesthesia or sedation required. You simply lie on the bed and the technician guides a handheld device that delivers the ultrasound energy over your body.
Q: How does the UltraShape technology work?
The patented UltraShape technology uses a handheld ultrasonic transducer to deliver controlled focused ultrasound at a precise depth within the fat layer. The technology is selective, meaning that only fat cells are broken down and surrounding important structures such as blood vessels nerves and connective tissue remain intact. The treatment area is marked and each point within that designated area is treated only once to ensure complete and uniform treatment.
Q: What happens to the fat after the UltraShape procedure?
During the UltraShape procedure, the fat cells are disrupted. The fat cell content, primarily comprised of triglycerides, is broken down and transported to the liver. The fat is processed via the body’s natural mechanisms and turns into building blocks for energy.
Q: What body areas can be treated with the UltraShape procedure?
A multi-center controlled clinical trial has demonstrated that the procedure is safe and effective for treating the abdomen, outer thighs (“saddle bags”), and flanks (“love handles”).
Q: How long does the UltraShape Procedure take?
Depending on the size and number of areas to be treated – your treatment with UltraShape can take around 1 ½ hrs. Accurate details of treatment times, to ensure that you get the best result, will be discussed with you during your consultation.
Q: What reassurance do I have with UltraShape treatment?
At LBPS, we understand that any treatment is an important decision for you and we aim to support you before, during and long after your procedure. Right from your first contact through to your follow-up visits, we will provide you with the highest standard of care to minimize risks as much as possible and provide the optimum results for you.
Q: What are the side effects following UltraShape Treatment?
Extensive clinical trials and over 50,000 patient treatments performed worldwide have demonstrated the excellent safety profile of the UltraShape procedure.
Q: How long is the recovery time following UltraShape procedure?
There is no down time with the UltraShape procedure. You can return to work, exercise immediately following your treatment.
Q: When will I see the results following UltraShape Treatment?
After the UltraShape procedure, released contents of the broken-down fat cells are naturally cleared by the body over a 2-4 week period. Circumference and fat thickness reduction is usually seen within the first 14 – 28 days post treatment. Maximum results are seen about 28 days post the final treatment. Monitoring of your results will be performed using the InBody Analyzer and serial measurements.
Q: How long do the results last?
The results following fat reduction with the Ultrashape procedure will be long lasting provided that you maintain a healthy diet and adequate exercise. The fat cells are permanently removed from the treated area(s).
Q: Is there an alternative to Ultrashape Treatment?
Other non-surgical treatments such as – Velashape or 3DEEP radiofrequency treatment can be effective to reduce excess fat and tighten the skin. Both of these treatments provide a painless option with gradual improvement in body contour. Liposuction may be indicated for large areas of troublesome fat.