There was a story today at AOL saying you get body slimming results with a procedure involving no surgery: ultrashape. Is it recommended as a better alternative then liposuction surgery or not?
Is Ultrashape As Effective As Liposuction Surgery?
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Different procedures - similar mission to melt fat
Liposuction is very different from Ultrashape.
The main difference is that Liposuction is a surgical procedures that in one procedures removes bulk fat from various areas of the body to contour and shape. This is a one time procedures - there is a 2-3 week recovery time, and final results are visible within 6 months.
UltraShape is a non-surgical alternative to liposcution that gives similar but more natural results. We say more natural because the way the fat melts away over 1-2months is more similar to natural weight loss and appears similar. This makes it a great alternative for those patients who are not interested in a big surgical procedure, but still want to remove visible fat deposits.
We hope that helps answer your question.
UltraShape vs Liposuction
UltraShape non-surgical removal of fat
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Ultrashape is a technology employing external ultrasound to perform fat reduction in the subcutaneous plane. It is not a complete substitute for liposuction because it can not reduce as much as can be removed with surgery. Besides, it it not yet available in the US.
You won't get the same result from UltraShape.
Unfortunately, this mini procedure gives mini results. If you have more than a very small amount of fat, you will get much better results with liposuction. This is why liposuction is one of the most performed operations in the U.S. The fat cells are removed and won't come back. The discomfort of liposuction is minimal and our patients return to work in 4 days.
Ultrashape fat reduction is not the same as liposuction
UltraShape works well but does not replace liposuction
Liposuction is still the gold-standard for fat removal. The non-invasive procedures like UltraShape will never replace lipo nor be as predictable. However, UltraShape is an alternative for patients who do not want lipo or its side effects. We have used UltraShape in our clinic in Canada (where it is approved) since 2007 with very good, consistent results. Generally, we only offer this treatment to patients who refuse to have lipo or any other surgery as we feel that it is the best non-surgical alternative for fat reduction.
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