UltraShape is a controversial procedure and while there is some evidence that it works, it has not yet been approved by the FDA (generally not a good sign). UltraShape is a non-invasive body contouring technology that is based on focused ultrasound that targets and selectively disrupts fat cells without affecting surrounding structures. This is a big contrast to other procedures like liposuction and tummy tuck.
A latest study conducted by London-based plastic surgeon, Chris Inglefield, finds an average three-inch (7.5cm) reduction in circumference for all body areas, and an average 2.5-inch (6.3cm) reduction in circumference for the abdomen, hips and lateral thighs. The study also found that ninety-three percent (93%) of patients described their results as either â€œgoodâ€ or â€œexcellent.â€ Additionally, there were no patient-related adverse events.
â€œThe excellent patient satisfaction that Iâ€™ve seen with the UltraShape procedure over the past two years confirms that this technology is safe and effective, and answers an unmet patient need for non-invasive fat reduction with no pain or downtime,â€ said Inglefield. â€œThe convenient â€˜walk-in, walk-outâ€™ procedure allows patients to see measurable circumference reduction and body contouring without the hassle and risk associated with other, more invasive approaches â€“ they literally receive the treatment and then immediately resume their daily routine.â€