Can You Use Ulthera on Stomach Area?

Can You Use Ulthera on Stomach Area?

Doctor Answers 6

FDA clearance for Ultherapy is facial tissue lifting

Although the Ultherapy is not FDA-cleared for body treatment, physicians are allowed to utilize devices, off-label, but the physician should discuss the risks with the patient. There are different studies that have been done on other parts of the body, and in the future, there might be increased sites for which the company might seek FDA clearance.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Not yet but soon possibly!

the use of ulthera is currently under investigation.  We have just finished a study on the elbows which the FDA will evaluate.  Other centers are evaluating other body parts.  Stay tuned!  For now limit it to face neck and eyebrow lifts.

Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Non-facial applications of Ulthera are in development

The FDA clearance for Ultherapy is for noninvasive facial skin lifting, but there is no theoretical reason why it would not work on other body areas. We have used it for arms, thighs, and abdomen but there is little experience overall to say how well it works and who is the best candidate for the treatment. Stay tuned for more info as results of studies become available.

Richard Baxter, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

Ulthera for the Abdomen

There are some ongoing studies for the use of Ulthera off of the face including the abdomen.  The photos that I have seen document some nice results however I am always a little skeptical unless I see a full series.  For now, I would say it is promising but far from a proven treatment to tighten the skin of the abdomen.

Joseph Campanelli, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Ultherapy on the stomach

Ultherapy on the stomach is not FDA cleared and honestly would be a very expensive endeavor. There are other treatments that can be used to tighten the skin on the abdominal wall. 

Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Buffalo Phlebologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Ulthera Cannot Be Used On Stomach Area

Ultherapy is FDA-approved. It is commonly used on areas of the face and neck to address sagging of the eyelids, brow, cheeks, chin and jawline. It can also improve marionette lines and folds and a downturned mouth. However, it is not approved for use on the stomach area. 

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 107 reviews

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