Ultrashape for Arms and Double Chin?

Can you get Ultrashape treatment done on areas other than stomach and thigh? I was wondering if people can get it done on a double chin or chubby arms for example and are there any risks associated with ultrashape treatment?

Doctor Answers 6

UltraShape can be used on arms, but not chin

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UltraShape can be used effectively to reduce excess fat on the arms in the right candidate, but unfortunately it cannot be used on the chin. If you are looking for a non-surgical way to reduce your chin fat, you may consider the new CoolMini applicator from CoolSculpting, Kybella injections, or ThermiTight. Facial liposculpture is also a very effective means of contouring the chin area. I recommend visiting a board-certified dermatologist who can evaluate your condition and help decide on the best treatment plan.

San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

UltraShape for Arms

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For anyone who has stubborn pockets of fat (e.g. on the abdomen, flanks, thighs, buttocks or arms) not getting results with diet and exercise, we are now offering UltraShape Fat Reduction. Unfortunately not for double chins.
UltraShape is a nonsurgical fat-melting treatment with no downtime and no pain. It works by sending ultrasound energy (not thermal energy or heat, which is the technique used by many lasers) to targeted fat within the subcutaneous layer, which lies deep in the skin. There, this ultrasound energy vibrates or shakes the fat cells until they fall apart and are liquefied, thereby selectively destroying these fat cells. The disintegrated fat cells then pass through the liver. So your body processes it just like you ate a fatty meal, and it’s excreted naturally as waste.There is no damage to the surrounding skin or tissues. No anesthesia or sedation is necessary. The treatment is completely painless.
Patients experience visible body shaping—with no significant bruising, swelling, or any discomfort. And because the fat cells are eliminated, long-term results can be maintained (provided patients stick to their healthy diet and exercise regimen).
The average treatment regimen is three sessions, spaced two weeks apart, though the number of appointments may vary depending on a patient’s individual needs and goals. (Treatment time can take anywhere from 10 to 50 minutes depending on the size and number of areas treated.)

Dennis Gross, MD
New York Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

UltraShape for Reducing Arm Fat

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UltraShape now has a smaller transducer that can be used to decrease areas of fat that involve the arms, thighs and even "bra fat".  The larger transducer is typically used to decrease fat of the abdomen and hips.  At the present time UltraShpae can not be used to treat chin - neck fat.

Craig Mezrow, MS, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon

UltraShape for the arms

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In Canada, we have the new smaller transducer that can effectively treat fat on the arms.  It cannot treat under the chin since even the small transducer is too large for that area.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist

UltraShape Treatment Areas

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Currently, UltraShape is not FDA-Approved to treat fat under the chin or on the arms. There are other non-surgical fat reduction and body contouring treatments available that are more suitable for these areas of the body, such as Ultherapy and CoolSculpting.

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

Hello Dave,

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Ultrashape cannot be performed on the chin, due to treatment depth and transducer size, but Ultherapy would be a good none-surgical option to help tighten and reduce a double chin. As for the arms it is possible to treat with Ultrashape on the inner arm/back of the arm but this technique is relatively new and the results will vary depending on patient response. Make sure that the medical clinic that you are dealing with has experience with this technique.

Arie Benchetrit, MD
Montreal Plastic Surgeon

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