Oftentimes, even men and women who exercise regularly and eat a nutritious diet still retain areas of stubborn fat. Parts of the body such as the abdomen, flanks (love handles), and upper thighs may store isolated pockets of fat that prove resistant to traditional methods of weight loss. With UltraShape®, Dr. Richard Sherman is able to target these troublesome areas and reduce the volume of fatty tissue for a more toned appearance.

How does UltraShape® work?

UltraShape® is an FDA-approved body contouring procedure designed to break down unwanted fat. By harnessing the power of ultrasound energy, UltraShape® can disrupt the structure of fat cells, ultimately allowing them to be removed from the body through the natural metabolic process. The surrounding tissues remain unharmed during the process, and patients can see the outermost layer of fat diminish.

Why should I choose UltraShape®?

Dr. Sherman believes that UltraShape® is the safest method of non-surgical fat reduction. Unlike similar procedures that use heat or cold, UltraShape® can use ultrasound energy to achieve the most uniform reduction of fat. The benefits of UltraShape® can include a smooth, even contour for results that enhance the body’s natural curves and definition.

Am I a Good Candidate for UltraShape®?

Good candidates for UltraShape® are already at or near their target weight but struggle with isolated areas of resistant fat. The UltraShape® procedure is commonly used to target the abdomen, love handles, outer thighs, or buttocks. However, UltraShape® can be used to effectively reduce isolated pockets of excess fat on most areas of the body. Body contouring procedures such as UltraShape® are not designed for significant weight loss. The most successful candidates are committed to a healthy lifestyle and seek to achieve their ideal body shape.

What can I expect during the UltraShape® Procedure?

Dr. Sherman or one of our experienced laser technicians will use the preliminary consultation to discuss your cosmetic goals and design a treatment plan that is tailored for your unique needs. During the UltraShape® procedure, a handheld device is used to deliver ultrasound energy to the target area. Most patients report very little to no discomfort, and patients may return to their normal daily activities immediately after their appointment. The average duration of an UltraShape® treatment session is one hour, though the time may vary depending upon the size of the target area. Dr. Sherman typically recommends three treatment sessions, spaced approximately two weeks apart, in order to optimize the results of the procedure.

How long will my UltraShape® results last?

Patients can begin to see results from UltraShape® within six weeks, though it may take twelve weeks for the final results to become evident. The fat cells that are targeted with UltraShape® are removed from the body and will not return. However, since the remaining fat cells can still increase (or decrease) in size, eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly is essential for maintaining the best results. Dr. Sherman regards UltraShape® as a supplement to diet and exercise, and when used in this manner, the results of the procedure are long-lasting. Some patients may choose to combine UltraShape® with an additional procedure such as VelaShape® to maximize the results.

To discover if you are a good candidate for a body contouring procedure such as UltraShape®, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sherman.