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What is UltraShape?


UltraShape® is the first and only FDA-cleared, non-invasive body-shaping procedure to use focused, pulsed ultrasound energy to selectively destroy fat cells.

Unlike liposuction, UltraShape is nonsurgical, which means no incisions, no anesthetics and no recovery time.

And unlike other fat-reduction procedures that use heat or freeze fat, UltraShape is virtually painless and leaves no unwanted signs of treatment. That means you can hit the doctor’s office then head straight to yoga class – crop top and all.

Instead of unwanted side effects, all you’re left with are smooth results, sometimes seen as quickly as just two weeks after the first treatment. It’s no wonder UltraShape has a very high RealSelf rating.

WHAT ULTRASHAPE DOES. (AND WHAT IT WON'T DO.)


UltraShape destroys the fat that, despite your best efforts, is resistant to diet and exercise.

What UltraShape won't do is cause you pain or harm surrounding tissue, nerves, or muscle. In fact, in a recent clinical study, 100% of patient report the treatment as being comfortable.1

1. FDA, Clinical Data, 2016.

Photo of the UltraShape mechanism of action, the handheld device that uses focused pulsed ultrasound energy to selectively destroy fat cells.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SLIMMING.


UltraShape’s gentle ultrasound energy destroys the walls of fat cells in your body and releases that fat in the form of triglycerides. Those triglycerides are then processed through the liver and eliminated from the body naturally. Meanwhile, the surrounding tissue, nerves and muscles are left completely unharmed.

Photo of a woman receiving body-shaping treatment with the UltraShape® Power body-shaping device.

THE ULTRASHAPE EXPERIENCE.


The UltraShape procedure is a pleasant, relaxing experience. Since it’s nonsurgical, the process is completely free of anesthetics or incisions.

After you and your doctor determine the exact treatment area, a specially designed belt will be wrapped around your abdomen and a soothing gel will be applied to your skin. A trained UltraShape technician will glide the UltraShape transducer over the treatment area, gently delivering virtually painless ultrasound pulses. Treatments take an hour or less, so sit back and take it easy as UltraShape takes care of your excess fat.

Photo of a person illustrating where the two major types of fat are found on the body.

THE SKINNY ON STUBBORN BELLY FAT.


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.

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What is UltraShape?

UltraShape is the first and only FDA-cleared, non-invasive, body-shaping procedure that uses focused, pulsed ultrasound for selective fat destruction. The UltraShape procedure targets and instantly destroys stubborn fat, without discomfort or downtime.

Is UltraShape right for me?

UltraShape is ideal for people with stubborn fat or genetically acquired problem areas. For best results, maintaining a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise is recommended. UltraShape is not recommended for major weight loss.†

How does UltraShape work?

UltraShape delivers ultrasound energy directly into the stubborn fat below your skin's surface. Rapidly changing pressure waves create vapor cavities in the fat cells. This stresses the fat cell membranes, causing them to rupture—all while leaving the surrounding skin, nerves, and blood vessels unharmed. See how it works.

Is UltraShape safe?

UltraShape is FDA cleared for selective, non-invasive fat destruction in the abdominal region. It has been shown to be safe in extensive clinical trials. Thousands of treatments using UltraShape technology have been performed worldwide.

Are UltraShape treatments painful?

Most people report a comfortable experience and side effects are extremely rare. There is no soreness or numbness after treatment.

Are there any visible signs of treatment?

The UltraShape procedure leaves no visible signs of treatment.

How soon can I expect to see results?

Some people reported seeing results as early as 2 weeks after their first treatment, but you should expect to see the best results after a series of 3 treatments, 2 weeks apart.†

Can I return to normal activities after treatment?

There is no downtime—not even social downtime—after an UltraShape treatment. You can resume your normal daily activities right away.

How many treatments will I need?

Three treatments spaced 2 weeks apart are recommended. This timing gives your body time to clear the fat cells from your system, maximizing your results.

Are results long-lasting?

The fat cells that are treated are destroyed. However, while the treated cells cannot regrow, other neighboring fat cells can increase in size, so—for best results—it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise.

Where does the fat go?

The body breaks down (or processes) the destroyed fat cells, just like it breaks down other fats. After being processed by the liver, the waste is eliminated naturally.

What makes UltraShape different from other treatments?

Unlike other fat-reduction procedures, UltraShape does not use heat or freeze fat. UltraShape treatments are very comfortable and show no visible signs of treatment. Plus, with UltraShape , you get measurable, visible results as early as 2 weeks.†

How much does UltraShape cost?

Costs can vary between doctors and different areas of the country. While 3 treatments are recommended, your doctor will determine the number of treatments you will need.

How do I choose an UltraShape doctor?

Every doctor owning and operating an UltraShape machine has gone through extensive training on how to properly use the device and get the desired results. Use our Doctor Locator to locate a trained doctor near you.

I'm a doctor. How do I order the UltraShape body-shaping device?

Please visit our healthcare professional site for more information.