Is Ultrashape safe for someone with a copper IUD?

Is it safe to get ultrasound treatments like Ultrashape for ft reduction in the abdominal area for someone with a copper UID? Thank you!

Doctor Answers 8

Is UltraShape Safe For Someone With Copper IUD? UltraShape Is Safe – With or Without IUD

 An IUD will not interfere with your UltraShape procedure, nor will the UltraShape affect the IUD. UltraShape zaps fat cells, instantly vaporizing them, but it does not affect anything else. It will take a few months for your body to completely eliminate the vaporized fat cells, but many patients begin to see their results after just a couple of weeks. A board-certified dermatologist will be able to contour your body using UltraShape, even with the IUD in place.

Honolulu Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Is UltraShape Safe With IUD? UltraShape Only Affects Fat Layer

UltraShape uses focused ultrasound energy to immediately vaporize and destroy fat cells. However, it does not affect surrounding tissues or organs, nor would it have any effect on an IUD. When you consult a board-certified dermatologist for your UltraShape, you should mention the IUD, but it should not pose a problem.

Karen Beasley, MD
Baltimore Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Ultrashape and copper IUD

Thank you for your question.Yes, Ultrashape would be able to be performed safely for someone with a copper IUD.Just be sure to mention it to your treating physician or technician.Best of luck.

Reps B. Sundin, MD
Washington DC Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Ultrashape and copper IUD

Thanks for your question.Yes, it is safe to perform Ultrashape even if you have a copper IUD.I hope this helps.

Burton M. Sundin, MD
Richmond Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

UltraShape Safety

UltraShape is safe because it uses nonthermal, pulsed, focused ultrasound to selectively destroy fat.  Surrounding tissues, such as nerves, blood vessels, connective tissue, muscle, etc are not injured.

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


It is safe.  Since UltraShape is ultrasonic energy (sound waves) and does not penetrate more than 2 cm from the handpiece a copper IUD poses no risk. 

Nathan W. Patterson, MD, FACS
Pensacola Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Ultrashape with an IUD

Ultrashape is a perfectly safe procedure for a patient with an IUD. It does not penetrate the skin deeply enough to affect the body where an IUD is placed.

Norman M. Rowe, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

Is the Ultrashape safe with a IUD

Thank you for your question. The Ultrashape will not interfere with your IUD. The Ultrashape only penetrates 1.5 cm below the skin. I hope you find this useful.

Joshua Halpern, MD, PA
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 63 reviews

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