Besides the 3 recommended treatments of ultra shape how often can you repeat the procedure?

Doctor Answers 4

Repeat UltraShape for Success

UltraShape uses ultrasound energy to target and destroy fat cells in a treated area. Around 20% of fat can be eliminated in a single session, and two to three sessions are often recommended. That number, however, is an approximation. Some people find that one session is enough, and others can continue with treatment until they get the shape they want. Please see a board-certified dermatologist to find out if you are a candidate for UltraShape.


Baltimore Dermatologic Surgeon
3.7 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Repeating UltraShape

UltraShape is a completely safe and painless procedure, meaning that provided you are a candidate for the procedure in the first place, it can be repeated as many times as you wish so as to achieve your desired result. For many patients, the recommended three treatments is all that they need to achieve the fat loss they envisioned, however we also have patients who wish to continue treating an area and/or add new areas, all of which is perfectly fine and completely safe. The treatment is completely customizable for your needs and goals. 

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

Ultra shape treatments

Depending on certain anatomic features of your body and as long as your metabolism is stable, the treatments can be repeated many times.  That is the beauty of Ultrashape, unlike many other non-invasive body invasive devices.  However, at some point, traditional or other modes of liposuction will probably be more cost effective once you start repeating treatments in the same area.  Every patient has different goals and expectations, which is why a consultation is the best way to determine what is the right course of action for you.  

Tito Vasquez, MD, FACS
Southport Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Ultrashape and repeat treatments

Thanks for your question! Our office sees great results when treating our patients with Ultrashape.  Although we recommend starting with the three initial treatments, we do have patients who get optimal results by receiving one or more treatments in addition.  Also, some patient have come back a year later after having gained more weight or having "slipped" in their healthy lifestyle habits, and we find that we can help get them back on track with a single treatment. There is nothing dangerous about performing additional Ultrashape treatments, although I would still space out treatments every two weeks at a minimum.  Hope this helps!

Alix J. Charles, MD
Hinsdale Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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