UltraShape: The Quick and Painless Way to a Slimmer Body


Introducing the new fat eraser, UltraShape. UltraShape is the first and only FDA-cleared, non-invasive body-shaping procedure that uses focused, pulsed ultrasound for selective fat-cell destruction. It’s not like anything out there.

Unlike liposuction, UltraShape is non-surgical—which means no incisions, anesthetics, or recovery time.

And unlike other fat-reduction procedures that use heat or freeze fat, UltraShape is virtually painless and leaves no visible signs of treatment. So you can hit the doctor’s office, then hit your yoga class in a cropped top the same day.

Via Harper’s Bazaar:

“You’ve heard it before: No pain, no gain. Beauty requires a bit of suffering. That’s certainly still largely true—at least in terms of bikini waxes, barre workouts, and, for the most part, effective cosmetic procedures. But now a new fat-melting device, UltraShape, is poised to turn that timeworn adage into a thing of the past, promising to whittle your waist without so much as a wince.

While other popular nonsurgical methods for fat removal and body contouring use extreme heat or cold to destroy fat cells, UltraShape uses focused, pulsed ultrasound waves that generate neither heat nor cold but still prove deadly to the fat cells most stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise, a.k.a. the subcutaneous fat layer. The device, which was cleared by the FDA last spring, works by sending ultrasound waves directly into fat, ‘shaking their membranes to the point where they literally collapse,’ explains dermatologic surgeon William Coleman, a clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane University, who was a principal investigator on one of the clinical studies. This ‘cavitation’ process doesn’t harm any other tissues—e.g., blood vessels or nerves—and remains of the dissolved fat cells are eventually processed by the body via the liver. Because the fat isn’t heated or frozen, patients have reported little to no pain and minimal recovery time and bruising—which you can’t hide if you’re doing this during beach season, says Leslie Baumann, a dermatologist in Miami.

… In fact, the no pain, no gain mind-set can be hard to shake. Says Casiano: ‘I’ll admit, as I lay there, I was thinking, There’s no way this can be doing anything! It seemed too easy.’ But with her waistline now slimmer, she adds, it proved to be time well spent.”

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