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What is UltraShape® Non surgical liposuction and fat reduction?

UltraShape® is a very high-tech, non-surgical liposuction fat reduction device, used to reduce unwanted areas of focal fat.  UltraShape® uses high-frequency focused ultrasound; the same kind of ultrasound that you might have experienced during diagnostic imaging of your fetus or your heart.  UltraShape® focused the ultrasound waves to target unwanted superficial fat for permanent fat reduction. UltraShape® is a new and exciting way for Toronto non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction patients to manage unwanted areas of excess fat.

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Figure 1. The UltrasShape high frequency focused ultrasound treatment for permanent localized fat reduction.

How is UltraShape® performed and how does UltraShape® work for fat reduction?

UltraShape® is a non-surgical ultrasound, permanent fat reduction technology that is applied to the external surface of the skin. There is no surgery required, no anesthesia and no local anesthetic needed to perform the procedure. A small layer of ultrasound gel is placed over the area of unwanted fat.  The UltraShape® transducer is then moved painlessly across this unwanted area of fat, using a very high-tech video tracking guidance system to ensure every millimeter of unwanted fat is treated in the zone.  The entire treatment takes approximately 30 minutes per zone and patients are able to return to normal activities immediately. The focused ultrasound waves get selectively focused on the unwanted fat, oscillating the fat cells until they implode, a process called cavitation. The cavitation process results in a disruption in the fat cell membrane and the fat cells death.

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Figure 2.  The Ultashape transducer emitted pulsed, focused high frequency ultrasound waves that get selectively focused on areas of unwanted fat tissue. The focuse ultrasound waves result in cavitation and a permanent fat reduction of fat cells.

Who is a candidate for an UltraShape® fat reduction procedure?

Good candidates for UltraShape® high-frequency focused ultrasound for the permanent reduction of fat are those patients who want a noticeable localized, permanent reduction of fat but do not want to undergo minimally-invasive liposuction surgery or excisional procedures.  There is very little risk associated with an UltraShape® fat reduction procedure and the best candidates are those that want a modest and noticeable reduction of their fat in a zone where excess fat is aesthetically problematic and unattractive.  Common areas for treatment with UltraShape® include the lower and upper abdomen, the hips, the bra line at the back, the hips and flanks at the sides, as well as the inner and outer thighs.  Contraindications to UltraShape® treatment include any individuals who are pregnant or areas of skin ulceration, infection or skin cancer directly in the zone of treatment.  Of course, patients with unrealistic expectations, who want more fat reduced in the area than can be achieved with non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction treatments like UltraShape® are also relative contraindications for this treatment and they should consider minimally-invasive surgery, such as BodyTite™ or SmartLipo™ or ultrasonic lipo such as VASERLipo™ to reduce their areas of unwanted fat.

What kind of anesthetic is used during an UltraShape® fat reduction treatment?

UltraShape® treatments for fat reduction and non-surgical management of unwanted fat are completely painless.  There is no local or topical anesthesia required for an UltraShape® treatment and patients find the entire process very comfortable.

Is the UltraShape® fat reduction  procedure painful?

SpaMedica and Dr. Mulholland have selected the best combinations of non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction technologies to result in the greatest reduction of fat in the most comfortable fashion.  Fortunately, UltraShape® and its high-frequency focused ultrasound is painless, well-tolerated and very predictable and reliable in its ability to permanently reduce the fat cells in areas of unwanted collections. Ultashape fat reduction is also combined with bulk radiofrequency heating devices, such as BodyFx which will also deliver permanent fat reduction as well as skin tightening

How long does the UltraShape® fat reduction procedure and program take?

UltraShape® fat reduction treatment times vary depending on the thickness of fat and the size of the zone.  However, most UltraShape® fat reduction treatment times take approximately 30 minutes per zone.  Common zones include the hips, abdomen, outer and inner thighs.  In general, UltraShape® is performed once every two weeks for three sessions and patients can complete their non-surgical liposuction with permanent focal fat reduction in six weeks.  Dr. Mulholland and SpaMedica will often combine UltraShape® with other permanent reduction fat technologies, such as the BodyFx that is also painless and efficacious in permanently reducing fat and is synergistic with the high-frequency focused ultrasound, Ultrashape treatments.  This combination approach to non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction makes SpaMedica the right choice for Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients.

How long is the recovery following UltraShape® fat reduction treatment?

There is no recovery period following UltraShape® fat reduction.  Patients can get right off the treatment table and return to normal activities of daily living.  Unlike Liposonix, with Ultrashape, there is a very mild degree of swelling and redness that usually disappears that day.  Patients will look perfectly normal that day and, in fact, can go out that evening in evening wear or a cocktail dress or even wear a bathing suit later in the day with no obvious evidence that a treatment has taken place.

What kind of results can I expect following my UltraShape® non surgical liposuction fat reduction program?

UltraShape® is one of the most high-tech, non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction treatment devices available.  Recent advances include vertical depth focus that allow the ultrasound beam that kills the fat to focus on multiple levels at once, allowing a greater thickness of permanent reduction of fat cells.  This vertical depth focus UltraShape® is very new and Dr. Mulholland has been at the forefront of working with the company in developing this technology.  Dr. Mulholland and SpaMedica have found that after a series of three Ultrashape treatments, once every two weeks. Ultrashape patients can expect between four and six centimetres of circumferential fat reduction and after three treatments in six weeks, generally most patients will go down one to two dress or pants sizes and have a noticeable reduction in the areas of localized fat.  Of course, the human body is a biologic system and no guarantees can be made, but with SpaMedica and Dr. Mulholland’s combination non-surgical liposuction treatments, the vast majority of patients notice a significant focal fat reduction. Ultrashape will be used to gently  produce preeminent fat reduction.


Figure 3.  UltraShape focal fat reduction patient having had  her abdomen treated. This degree of fat reduction is quite common.

What are patients saying about their UltraShape® fat reduction  treatment?

Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients who have attended SpaMedica’s combined non-surgical fat reduction program have been very happy with their overall results and contour improvements.  The ability to combine multiple technologies during your program makes SpaMedica’s one of the most popular non-surgical liposuction programs in Canada.

How long will my UltraShape® non-surgical lipo and fat reduction results last?

The UltraShape® fat reductions , treatment and its effect on the fat cells is permanent.  Those fat cells that are destroyed will not return as long as patients are consistent in their weight and do not gain weight following their treatment program, they should have consistent long-term circumferential reductions and noticeable thinning over the treatment area.  If patients are to gain weight after their UltraShape® treatment program, the fat will go elsewhere, not to the areas that were treated.

UltraShape Fat Reduction in Toronto

Figure 4.  Fat specimen showing the adipose tissue.  A. Before treatment and then B. The fat immediately after treatment with the Ultrashape, showing gentle cavitation pockets with no fat and painless fat destruction. The ultrashape destroyed fat pockets collapse on themselves resulting in a permanent contour improvement.

Is there any maintenance required following my UltraShape® fat reduction program?

There is no maintenance required following the UltraShape® non surgical liposuction and fat reduction program.  The fat cells that have been killed are permanently destroyed.  Individuals just need to maintain their body weight to ensure a long-term focal fat reduction result.  SpaMedica’s combined non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction program will often combine UltraShape® with radiofrequency energy bulk heating treatments for skin tightening.  Skin tightening, however, is temporary and does tend to degenerate with age and maintenance non-surgical radiofrequency tightening treatments should be performed as a single treatment every three to four months over the fat reduction zone in order to maintain the tightest possible skin.

How much will my UltraShape® high-frequency focused ultrasound fat reduction treatment cost?

Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients who have their procedures performed at SpaMedica have very cost-effective program pricing strategies.  The price depends upon the number of zones treated.  Each subsequent zone treated is subject to customer value pricing and repeat zone special pricing.  In general, an UltraShape® fat reduction  treatment series is less than $2,000 per zone or less than one-third the cost of liposuction for that area.

Why choose SpaMedica and Dr. Mulholland for my UltraShape® non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction technology?

Dr. Mulholland and SpaMedica, have been pioneers in the development of non-surgical liposuction technology, including UltraShape®, BodyFx™, Vela Smooth™, VelaShape™, Venus Freeze, SmoothShapes® and many others.  By seeking treatment at SpaMedica, you will receive the best fat reduction technology and combinations of technology to facilitate the optimal localized fat reduction.  In addition to this combination therapeutic approach using UltraShape® and then thermal technologies, such as BodyFx, having your non-surgical liposuction focal fat reduction at SpaMedica allows  and you can take a significant amount of your UltraShape® fee investment and apply that against SmartLipo™ or BodyTite™ for a minimally-invasive, more surgical enhancement of your contour.

How can I show Dr. Mulholland my concerns and see if I am a candidate?

Toronto UltraShape patients should simply fill out the appointment request form or “ask a question” form and upload up to 3 photos for Dr. Mulholland to review.

How do I schedule a SpaMedica consultation for my UltraShape® treatment?

To schedule a non-surgical  fat reduction consultation, simply call 877-712-8367 or fill out and submit an online consultation request form and a SpaMedica client service representative will promptly contact you to schedule a consultation and answer any questions you may have about this procedure.


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Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8
Tel: 1-877-712-8367