Should I wear compression garments after ultrshape?

Doctor Answers 5


Hello,There is no need to wear compression after Ultrashape. This is a non-surgical body contouring procedure.

Minneapolis Physician
4.8 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Not neccessary

Good question.  In our practice we dont feel that it is necessary to wear compression garments after ultrashape.  It should not affect the treatment based on the mechanism of action.

Aaron Shiloh, MD
Philadelphia Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

No Need for Compression Garments After UltraShape

Because UltraShape is a nonsurgical fat-removal process that relies on the body's own processes – not surgery and suction – to permanently remove fat, you will not need a compression garment after treatment. UltraShape uses ultrasound energy to destroy fat cells in a treated area, without damaging surrounding skin and tissue. Once the fat cells have been destroyed, the body's lymph system will eliminate the cell's components gradually over the next several months. Therefore, it does take a few months to see your final results. Because there is no real trauma to the body, you should have a quick recovery with minimal downtime. You may require more than one session to get the body shape you desire. Please talk to a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in body sculpting to find out how UltraShape can help you.

Kory Kitagawa, MD
Honolulu Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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Unlike liposuction, compressions garments are really not necessary after Ultrashape treatments.  Other body contouring treatments, both surgical and non-surgical, can cause inflammation and swelling.  However, Ultrashape uses non-thermal energy (i.e. not hot or cold), which causes very little downtime, if at all.

Tito Vasquez, MD, FACS
Southport Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Not necessary

Wearing compression garments will help stimulate lymphatics but is not necessary or even recommended for Ultrashape.

Iris Gin, MD
Los Gatos Dermatologic Surgeon

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