Ultrashape is a painless cosmetic treatment which uses directed ultrasound waves to break down fat cells. The ultrasound emitted is similar to the ultrasound used in pregnancy but more powerful and focused. The treatment can reduce a patient's fat levels without harming the skin, nerves or blood vessels.
The Ultrashape treatment involves using a hand-held transducer, which converts electrical energy into ultrasound energy, to deliver ultrasound beams over the chosen region on the body. The beam selectively destroys fat cells, and the broken down cells are harmlessly absorbed by the patient's white blood cells.
Ultrashape is a painless process and should take no longer than 90 minutes, depending on the size of the area to be treated. Patients can return home almost immediately after the procedure, and there is no recovery period.
Risks and side effects
There are no serious risks associated with the Ultrashape procedure. However, you may be refused treatment if you're pregnant, suffer from hereditary diseases or have high cholesterol. It is also advisable not to have the treatment near an area of the body with scarring, hernias, or any undiagnosed skin disorders.
Cost and prices
The price of Ultrashape in a UK private clinic varies dramatically according to how many areas you wish to target. Prices start at around £600 for a small area and can rise to well over £3000. If you choose to have Ultrashape abroad you can save up to 40%.
NHS, private or abroad
Ultrashape is not possible on the NHS because it is a purely cosmetic treatment. However, Ultrashape is available in many private cosmetic clinics both in the UK and abroad.
Is medical treatment abroad a good idea or is it less safe than in the UK?