I'm 47 is Ultra Shape safe for me? I would like to try it on my stomach, back and love handles. I don't have a photo.

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There is absolutely no reason why ultrashape is not an option for you.  Syneron Candela recommends the person have a BMI of less than 30 but that's also not a hard and fast rule.  There are a couple of other minor exclusions like hernias etc... but for most 47 year old men and women it is an excellent option.

Philadelphia Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Is UltraShape Right for Me?

Nearly everyone can benefit from UltraShape to destroy areas of unwanted fat.  UltraShape uses nonthermal ultrasound to destroy fat without pain.   It is not recommended during pregnancy or treating an area that has an underlying hernia.  The area to be treated needs have approximately 2cm fat.

Craig Mezrow, MS, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Ultrashape Candidates

We have seen incredible results with Ultrashape in my practice, on various areas of the body, particularly the ones you mention here; that being said, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. While Ultrashape is a very safe procedure, the ideal candidate is an active person with a relatively healthy lifestyle who has struggled with stubborn pockets of fat that do not go away, despite diet and exercise. I take the in-person consultation very seriously because it is during this time that I can assess the treatment areas and discuss your goals - I am honest with those I do not deem good candidates, whether due to body type, dieting habits or unrealistic goals. Those that are good candidates typically see results ranging from 1-3 inches lost and as early as within the first two weeks following the initial treatment. The average treatment consists of three sessions total, spaced two weeks apart each and involves no pain or downtime.

Dennis Gross, MD
New York Dermatologist
4.4 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

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