What's the Best non surgical combination treatment with ultherapy for sagging legs after weight loss? Ulthera with what ? Thanks

Doctor Answers 4

What's the Best non surgical combination treatment with ultherapy for sagging legs after weight loss? Ulthera with what ? Thanks

Ultherapy may be an option for you, however, that depends on what you mean by weight loss(how many pounds), your age(younger versus older and pre versus post menopausal) and what you mean by sagging legs. Ulthera is excellent at tightening certain body regions(more than others) but certainly within limits. I say this based on five years of experience. Since words like weight loss and saggy mean different things to different people I am not sure if Ultherapy will help you. Ultherapy can lift buttocks, thighs and knees reliably, but what you may require can only be answered with additional information.

New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Saggy legs.

Simply put Ulthera may not be your best choice. For several reasons. First, Ulthera is designed for face, neck and the thin skin of the chest. There is very little evidence that it works for the really different skin quality of the thighs. Second is the cost. It  would be staggering for a treatment that is totally off label and un- proven on how it works on the thighs. So instead see my article about ThermiSmooth Body which just got FDA clearance this past winter. We can treat the full thigh but I have a hunch you might well need 2 series of 6 treatments each.  You’ll need patience because your best results may be 6 to 10 months as your body rebuild the collagen 

Douglas J. Key, MD
Portland Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Wrinkles on Body -- Thermage/Ultherapy, Venus Legacy/Velashape, ThermiRF, Fraxel, Microneedling/PRP

Please post photos for further evaluation. If there is excess sagging skin, you likely will need surgical removal. Wrinkling of the skin can be improved with skin tightening procedures and lasers/microneedling. We often use thermiRF with thermage and sculptra for improvement on the body quite frequently.  Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 158 reviews


Ulthera will not tighten or lift excess, lax skin of legs. Depending on the extent of skin excess and loss of elasticity, you may need surgical excision of excess or damaged skin but since you have not shared any information or pictures, its not possible to provide a relevant response.

Edwin Ishoo, MD
Winchester Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.