How Many Pulses Are Required During Ultrashape Treatment?

I am having my abdomen and saddlebags done and I have heard that I should be wrapped all the way around and there should be at least 1000 pulses in the ultrashape treatment - is this true?

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Number of UltraShape Pulses

The number of UltraShape pulses is determined by the size of the area to be treated.  In addition, certain treatments may involve treating areas with more than one pass which would increase the total number of pulses.


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Number of UltraShape Pulses

The way the body is set up for your UltraShape is very important in order to ensure a proper, successful treatment. Essentially the more fat cells that can be fit into the treatment area- the better. The number of pulses used would depend on the size of the individual patients body. Your technician will be able to work with you in order to achieve optimal results!

Dennis Gross, MD
New York Dermatologist
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UltraShape body contour

UltraShape body contour permanently removes stubborn fat deposits in individuals of normal weight with a healthy diet who exercise regularly.  The number of pulses depends on the size of the area being treated. With experienced technicians, you can expect great results with UltraShape. 

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
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Hello Julie,

With Ultrashape the number of pulses will depend on the size of the area to be covered. To have good treatment results the technician should prepare the treatment area well, by marking and bunching the fat bulge. You will need 3 treatments spaced out by 2-4 weeks and on average should lose 3-6cm in circumference. Studioes have shown consistent results with UltraShape when the treatments are done in a center with experienced staff.

Arie Benchetrit, MD
Montreal Plastic Surgeon
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