How much fat loss is expected with Ultherapy compared to traditional liposuction procedure?
Amount of Fat Loss with Ultherapy?
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Ulthera is not designed to create fat loss
Unlike CoolSculpting by Zeltiq, a device that can reduce fat volume by freezing and killing the fat cells, ultherapy uses focused ultrsound energy that tightens deeper dermal and connective tissue layers without surgery. Although it is not thought to be beneficial in producing non surgical fat loss, this is being studied.
Web reference: http://www.thenyac.com/ultherapy/index.html
Ulthera versus Liposuction
Ulthera treatment is unproven in the medical journals, and relies on company marketing and individual surgeons promoting the device. Its claims include skin tightening, a lofty goal indeed, and redution of fat as well.
Liposuction is a proven method of removing fat. In the right individual, this is all that is needed.
I have seen and used many devices that treat the skin or the fatty tissues below the skin. The only thing that can reliably reshape face and neck and/or tighten skin is a facelift and necklift.
Best of luck!
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