By ACA staff
Most of us have unwanted fat pockets we just can’t get rid of, even with the seemingly endless diet and exercise routines we take on.
Well, there’s a new technology in the fat fighter’s arsenal that offers a novel way to lose stubborn flab and give you a better contour.
It’s called Ultrashape and its creators sell it as a
"non-thermal, selective, focused ultrasound to break down those stubborn fat deposits and give you a better, slimmer, body shape”.
Sounds a little too good to be true? Well as we saw on our show, there’s a few happy punters out there who claim the ultrasound fat fighter has changed their lives.
They’re not the only converts some medical professionals are also backing Ultrashape as a way to shift unhealthy fat.
Melbourne dermatologist, Dr Daniel Lanzer, told ACA he's the first doctor to import the Ultrashape machine to Australia.
"Ultrashaping is a non-invasive method of blasting and breaking down fat cells - basically it is a non surgical treatment - there is no pain, no downtime and it uses a focused ultrasound wave," he said.
"Of course the amazing thing is it doesn't touch any of the other structures - the blood vessels, the collagen - it just specifically hits the fat cells so they're permanently destroyed. It’s a way of getting fat reduction without having surgery."
Dr Lanzer added that side effects from the procedure should be rare.
“I think there's been about 50,000 treatments around the world. The ultrasound only goes 1.5cm deep, so it’s only working on the outer layers from the skin to the fat. It does not go under the stomach muscle to get near the ovaries. So there is no risk of any internal effects," he said.
However, Gold Coast plastic surgeon Dr Terrence Scamp told ACA the procedure should only be used as part of a balanced health and fitness programme.
“I think the Ultrashape device works best with people who have a healthy lifestyle, exercise and who are careful with what they eat, but who have one or two zones where the fat tends to not shift,” he said.
Ultrashape does have a catch the cost. Patients are recommended to take three treatments of the ultrasound, but at around one thousand dollars per treatment, it's certainly not small change for the average Aussie.
Click here to find out more about the procedure
Doctors using the device are:
Dr Daniel Lanzer
03 9500 8888
Dr Terrance Scamp
07 5539 1000