UltraShape Body Contouring

Chao Plastic Surgery | Latham, NY

Where does the fat go?

The body breaks down (or processes) the destroyed fat cells, just like it breaks down other fat.  The waste is eliminated naturally.  Treated fat cells are destroyed, so the results are long lasting*.  However, remaining fat cells can still increase in size, so it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise*. *Individual results and experience may vary.

How does UltraShape work?

UltraShape uses ultrasound energy focused at exactly 1.5 cm below the skin to target stubborn fat.  Pulsed ultrasound waves cause fat cells to rupture (without creating heat), releasing the fatty substance inside.  And because UltraShape ultrasound is focused, surrounding skin, nerves and blood vessels are left unharmed. Individual results and experience may vary.


3 Comfortable Treatments
2 Weeks Apart

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What is 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. UltraShape is not like other body-shaping options available today.  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 Chao Plastic Surgery's office, then hit your yoga class in a cropped top the same day.

*Individual results and experience may vary.

What is the recovery period like?

Side effects are extremely rare.  Plus there's NO downtime!  So you can start getting back to a trimmer tummy, then get right back to your day*.

*Individual results and experience may vary.

How is the UltraShape performed?

After you and one of our staff members at Chao Plastic Surgery determine the exact treatment area, a specially designed belt will be wrapped around your abdomen and a soothing gel will be smoothed on your skin.  You can then relax on our treatment bed. One of our trained UltraShape treatment providers will glide the UltraShape transducer over the treatment area, gently delivering pulses of ultrasound. The treatment generally takes about 45 minutes. The UltraShape procedure is a pleasant, relaxing experience*.  Some people describe a slight tingling sensation during treatment*.  There are no anesthetics, signs of treatment, incisions, soreness or numbing*.

*Individual results and experience may vary.

How many UltraShape treatments will I need?

With UltraShape ultrasound body shaping, you can drop a dress size - and sometimes even more, however individual results may vary.  3 treatments are recommended, spaced 2 weeks apart.  Each treatment takes 45 minutes to an hour.  Some patients start to see results in a as little as two weeks*.  Full effects of UltraShape treatment continue to appear over 3 months*.

*Individual results and experience may vary.

Who should consider UltraShape?

The ideal UltraShape candidate can pinch an inch or so of fat around the waistline and has a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less.  UltraShape is not for major weight loss.

UltraShape may not be right for you if you:

  • Are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Have hepatitis or other liver disporders
  • Have immune system disorders
  • Have hollow scars in the treatment area
  • Have a pacemaker

Jerome D. Chao, MD FACS

13 Century Hill Drive

 Latham, NY 12110

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