Coastal Plastic Surgery Institute is proud to announce the addition of UltraShape to our practice. For many people who have stubborn deposits of fat in the abdominal area, but don’t wish to undergo a surgical procedure, UltraShape has been shown to decrease fat in these areas, painlessly with no downtime, no anesthesia and no surgery.
What is UltraShape?
UltraShape is a technology which uses ultrasound to target and destroy fat cells under the skin. It does this by sending an ultrasound pulse through the skin to a precise area a little over half an inch below the skin. This pulse causes the fat cells to rupture and be destroyed, with the contents of the cells absorbed and removed from your body.
A series of these pulses delivered over the target zone is considered an UltraShape treatment. Patients require a series of 3 treatments spaced every 2-3 weeks apart. You can return to full activity immediately after each treatment. You will be asked to abstain from alcohol and maintain a low fat diet for the first 48 hours after each treatment to aid your body in the elimination of the destroyed fat cells.
Is UltraShape safe?
The Ultrashape technology has been available in Europe and Canada for over 10 years, with an excellent track record and many medical studies to confirm the safety and effectiveness of UltraShape. UltraShape Version 3 was recently approved in the United States and represents the latest technology for the elimination of abdominal fat.
Am I a candidate for UltraShape?
Can you pinch an inch? Patients have to have sufficient abdominal fat to be able to be treated with UltraShape. However, patients with excessive fat and a BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than 30 may not be good candidates. Other factors such as excessively loose skin or implanted surgical mesh may affect your ability to have UltraShape. During your consultation we can help you make a determination as to how successful your treatments can be.
Think you’re a candidate for UltraShape? Call Coastal Plastic Surgery Institute at (850)233-7674 to schedule your consultation.
More information about UltraShape can be found at UltraShape.com