Would You Use the UltraShape Machine to Destruct/remove Fat Cells Permanently?

The UltraShape machine claims to use focused ultrasound to permanently destruct fat cells. Does it really works. Wouldn't the fat stem cells grow to replace the damaged cells? How well could this machine replace Liposuction? Thank you.

Doctor Answers 11

CoolSculpting for fat removal

Cool Sculpting is a better option for fat reduction without surgery, anesthesia, or downtime. This method is designed to kill off fat cells without injury to the skin or other tissue.


San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

UltraShape Can Be Satisfying Nonsurgical Alternative to Liposuction

UltraShape really does work. It uses ultrasonic energy to destroy fat cells, which are then eliminated from the body through the liver and lymph system. There are no “stem cells” left behind to grow again. UltraShape -- like other non-invasive fat treatments such as CoolSculpting, Vanquish and SculpSure – is designed to target only small areas of stubborn fat and requires several sessions for optimal results, as only 20% to 30% of fat can be removed at a time. In contrast, liposuction can remove up to four liters of fat per session. However, liposuction is surgery and has a much longer recovery time than UltraShape. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to find out if you are a candidate for UltraShape.

Margaret Weiss, MD
Baltimore Dermatologic Surgeon
3.7 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

UltraShape uses Ultrasound to Kill and Eliminate Fat Cells

UltraShape is FDA-approved to treat stubborn areas of fat with ultrasound energy. The ultrasound disrupts the structure of fat cells, causing them to disintegrate. The pieces are then processed by the liver and excreted naturally. They do not re-assemble.

UltraShape: The Solution to Destroying Fat Cells

UltraShape V3 is the newest technology proven to permanently destroy subcutaneous fat cells in a selected areas.   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!   Non-invasive methods of body sculpting can yield the same results, but clearly without the risks of liposuction.

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Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 96 reviews

UltraShape Destroys Fat Cells Permanently

Yes, UltraShape is the perfect treatment to destroy the fat cells permanently.
It's 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.) Once an area is treated you won't be able to gain weight in the same area, like lipo.

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

UltraShape vs Liposuction

Yes it really works. UltraShape is a non invasive, non painful, quick procedure with no downtime for mild to moderate fat reduction whereas liposuction is invasive and reserved for more aggressive fat removal.  UltraShape® is a non-surgical treatment option that instantly and selectively breaks down fat cells in the targeted area/s, as well as tightens the skin. The targeted fat cells are released through the body’s natural metabolic processes. The treatment is performed in-office and requires no needles, incisions or anesthesia. There is minimal discomfort during the treatment and no bruising, swelling or downtime afterwards. Essentially a “walk-in, walk-out” 45 minute procedure. UltraShape® can be used to contour: Flanks, Abdomen and Thighs

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UltraShape permanently removes fat

UltraShape body contour permanently removes stubborn fat deposits.  It is not for weight loss but for patients with a healthy diet who exercise and have a BMI less than 30.  The only way to regain the fat is to increase calories or decrease exercise causing weight gain.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

UltraShape vs. Lipo

Great question! UltraShape is not a replacement for liposuction rather a non-invasive body contouring procedure for patients who are not ready for a surgical procedure. Using ultrasound energy, UltraShape is able to cause enough damage to targeted fat cells to destroy them. UltraShape is not ideal for patients that have a greater amount of fat to be removed, the ideal patient would have an area of fat to treat that is resistant to diet and exercise. I recommend you find a qualified physician in your area for a full consultation.

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

UltraShape destroy fat cells without harming the adjacent structures.

UltraShape’s ultrasound energy is pulsed so that fat is destroyed instantly, selectively and mechanically.  This focused energy is able to target fat cells at a controlled depth.  The adjacent structures (blood vessels, nerves, muscles) are unharmed.  We have client who lost more than an inch around her abdominal area after three treatments.

Tony K. Shum, MD
San Gabriel Facial Plastic Surgeon

UltraShape by Syneron/Candela utilizes acoustic energy to permanently destroy fat cells.

UltraShape is FDA cleared for abdominal circumferential reduction by mechanically destroying fat cells.  it utilizes ultrasonic energy or acoustic energy to mechanically disrupting the fat cell without utlilizing any heat. It is able to do this by focusing on the fat cells below the skin without injuring or harming the skin or nerves.  The treatments are relatively painless unlike other ultrasonic fat reduction devices such as Liposonix.  We have even had patients fall asleep during their treatment.

Sanjay Grover, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 180 reviews

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