Know What to Expect From an UltraShape Power Body-Contouring Program
Losing weight is hard work, and even if you’ve lost down to your goal weight, you may have a few remaining areas of stubborn fat on your body. These areas can be frustrating to deal with. No matter how many crunches, sit-ups, or pilates you do, you just can’t seem to get them to go away.
With UltraShape, you could literally melt those stubborn fat areas off your body. This treatment uses noninvasive methods to destroy fat cells while leaving your skin and muscles unharmed. Read on to learn more about UltraShape and what you can expect from this treatment.
What Is UltraShape?
UltraShape is a non-invasive body contouring technology designed to remove fat around the belly and thighs. Unlike liposuction, this treatment does not require surgery and allows you to get back to your daily routine right away. In fact, most UltraShape patients don’t even notice any redness or bruising around the area after the procedure.
Most doctors recommend three UltraShape treatments spaced at least two weeks apart. While this is not a good option for major weight loss, it can be a decent option for getting rid of the last inch or two of stubborn belly fat. It’s also good for people who have inherited genetic weight distributions that they don’t like.
How It Works
UltraShape works by literally melting the fat off your body. The procedure uses ultrasound technology that targets fat cells in the abdomen without damaging surrounding skin, muscle, or other tissues. The ultrasound equipment breaks down the fat cell walls, destroying those cells and converting them into triglycerides. From there, your body can flush out those triglycerides naturally.
UltraShape is purported to be permanent; once those fat cells are destroyed, they aren’t coming back. However, if you gain weight back, it will not change where you naturally carry weight. A healthy diet and exercise regimen is also important to maintaining the results you see from this treatment.
What to Expect
When you go to your appointment, your provider will start by taking images of the areas you want to target. They’ll have a discussion with you about what to expect from the treatments, how many treatments you might need, and what to expect from your results. Then they’ll get you prepped for the procedure, which usually takes around an hour.
Your doctor or technician will put a gel on the area to be targeted to help transmit the ultrasound waves through your skin and place a special belt around your abdomen. Then they’ll place the ultrasound transducer over the target area. You shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure, though you might notice a slight tingling sensation.
Usually, UltraShape is used to target fat around your midsection. This can include belly fat, love handles, and bra fat. But UltraShape can also be used to target other stubborn fat areas on the rest of your body.
One of the most commonly targeted areas for UltraShape is your flanks. This can include your buttocks, your hips, and your upper thighs. In some cases, you can even use UltraShape to get rid of stubborn arm fat; talk to your doctor about your areas of concern and if they would be a good fit for the treatment.
As fat loss treatments go, UltraShape is very low risk. Procedures like liposuction and other weight loss surgeries carry all the usual risks of surgery: complications with general anesthesia, pain, infection, etc. But UltraShape is completely non-invasive, which makes it much safer and more pleasant.
Some patients experience some bruising in the treated area after the procedure. But the biggest risk you run is financial loss. UltraShape is an expensive procedure that many insurance companies won’t cover, and if you gain the weight back, you may see the effects of the procedure disappear.
The first step to preparing for UltraShape treatments is getting your diet and exercise regimen right. This procedure is not meant to handle major weight loss and should not be treated as such. Get as close to your goal body as you can using natural weight loss methods before you start UltraShape treatments.
Your doctor may recommend that you drink some extra water on the day of the procedure. It’s a good idea to aim for ten or so glasses that day to make sure your body has plenty of resources to flush out those destroyed fat cells. If you smoke, you should also avoid smoking for a few days both before and after the treatment.
The cost of UltraShape treatments depends largely on how many your doctor recommends. Most insurance companies will not pay for this treatment as it is a cosmetic treatment, but talk to your doctor just in case. They should also take into consideration your financial needs when planning your treatment regimen.
On average, UltraShape costs about $1,458 per treatment and most doctors recommend three treatments. So overall, you should plan to pay $4,374 for your complete treatment package. This will vary some by where you live and what provider you work with as well.
Learn More About UltraShape
UltraShape can be a great option for getting rid of that last stubborn bit of abdominal fat. The procedure is painless, and you’ll start to see the effects within two weeks of the first treatment. Talk to your doctor about UltraShape and start living in a body you love today.
If you’d like to schedule your first UltraShape appointment, come see us at Better Off. We’re a med spa for fat removal and skin restoration that can help you love the skin you’re in. Contact us today to set up your first easy and pain-free UltraShape appointment.