Advice and Thoughts on UltraShape?

I am very intrested in the UltraShape procedure as I prefer to have a non-invasive procedure. However, I'm not willing to spend near enough to £1000 to get no results or even worse, get burnt. Please can someone give me some advice? Does anyone in UK have experienced the procedure? Thanks.

Doctor Answers 10

No guarantee!

There's no guarantee of results with any of the non-invasive techniques...or with even surgery, for that matter. But at least with liposuction, if a surgeon removes a litre of fat, well then, a litre of fat has been removed.

So far as burns go, they are exceedingly rare, and even novice users of the machies today know what to do to make this issue essentially a non-event.

The doctor I know of in UK with extensive experience is Chris Inglefield.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 48 reviews


UltraShape's unique pulsed ultrasound provides a comfortable treatment that doesn't generate inflammation (like heat based treatments) or frozen lumps or bumps (like cold based treatments). Because being in the shape you want shouldn't have to hurt. If you eat a good diet and have an active lifestyle, but have problem areas that you want treated, then you may be a great candidate for UltraShape. This procedure is not a high- volume weight loss solution.

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

UltraShape: Permanent Fat Reduction Solutions

UltraShape V3 is the newest technology proven to permanently reduce fat. Treatments are completed in merely 4 weeks with 3 treatments scheduled 2 weeks apart ! Although studies have shown a 94% patient satisfaction rate, we have found nearly 100% of our patients satisfied with measurable reductions!
The outcome will be well worth the investment!

#Fatloss  #noninvasivebodycontouring

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

UltraShape body contour

I have used UltraShape for non-surgical fat removal in my office for about 8 years and am using version 3 which removes fat at 3 different levels with each pulse.  There is no downtime and I encourage a healthy diet and exercise.  Patients are very happy with their results.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Lipo is more effective than UltraShape for Most

Ultrashape is a non-surgical treatment with minimal discomfort and practically no down time. It however is not as effective as liposuction and requires a series of treatments. For smaller isolated areas of excess fat it is worth a try for most.

#ultrashape #liposuction #fatreduction 

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 154 reviews


UltraShape treatments utilize noninvasive, nonthermal  ultrasound to selectively destroy fat cells. 

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

Ultra Shape

Fat reduction is possible with a number of non- invasive devices. Many of them reduce fat by heating or freezing  fat accumulations. These devices usually triggers an inflammatory response that leads to swelling, pain, skin irritation, and occasionally numbness.In contrast, Ultra Shape produces only a tiny amount of heat that does not trigger pain, swelling, or most cases,it is not a substitute for liposuction but  this is a procedure for those patients who wish to have a non invasive procedure with virtually no down time.It has proven in multiple studies(involving thousands of patients) to be a consistent method to smoothly and safely  reduce your waistline, hips or flanks. Most importantly it can produce results in most patients in a few weeks rather than a few months.

Joel E. Kopelman, MD, FACS
Ridgewood Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

UltraShape works very well - if it's done properly

I have been using the UltraShape system in my clinic for nearly three years. We were the first Plastic Surgery clinic in Canada to obtain one and we have treated over 200 patients. With our patients, the average circumferential loss per area treated is 4.5 cms. (nearly 2 inches) and over 85% of them have lost at least 2 cms. I have presented this data along with many "before and after" photos at medical meetings all over the world. In March of this year, we obatined the very first UltraShape Version 3, which is a substantial upgrade to the original device. It adds RF (radiofrequency) to the ultrasound waves to obtain greater fat cell destruction and some skin tightening at the same treatment. We have used this newer device on over 30 patients and so far, the results have been very consistent and better than with the original device.

Many of the negative opinions about UltraShape have been given by doctors with little or no experience with this machine. Since UltraShape is still not available in the U.S., most of the experienced doctors are in Canada and Europe. The clinics that use a meticulous technique generally obtain consistent, pleasing results for their patients. Let's be clear - UltraShape will never replace liposuction nor be as predictable. However, for patients who refuse to have liposuction it represents a good alternative for long-term fat destruction.

Arie Benchetrit, MD
Montreal Plastic Surgeon
3.3 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

I have been dissapointed with the results of ultrashape-I dont think it is worth the cost

Unfortunately all of the non-surgical fat removing devices like Ultrashape have been very disappointing on actual patients in my experience.

While the manufacturers show absolutely fantastic results in photos and other publications, my actual clinical experience has been very disappointing.

Some [patients see benefit. however my experience is that you have to show detailed before and after pics to see results.

If you don't see them when you look in the mirror-then it is not a good result.

This technology is just not as effective as diet, exercise, and liposuction

Ultra Pulse, Laser Lipoplasty, Liposculpture, Liposuction

Thanks for the question.

You have multiple treatment options for the management of adiposity including diet and exercise, lipoplasty, laser lipoplasty, mesotherapy, and even some non-invasive options such as Ultra Shape. In our hands, there is no substitute for lipoplasty as far as producing the most predictable and satisfying results for patients. However, if you are averse to invasive procedures, I would seriously consider getting a great nutritionist and partaking in a regular exercise regime prior to any other options. This will do wonders for your health and your physique.

Good luck in your quest.

Glenn Vallecillos, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

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