There are already many non-invasive body contouring methods available, but the latest treatment option from Sound Surgical Technologies is fighting body fat in a different way. The Vaser Shape MC1 uses a duel system of ultrasound diathermy and lymphatic massage to drain away excess toxins and lipids from the body. While this technology is relatively new, it has gained a great deal of attention for its ability to effectively target specific areas without affecting surrounding tissue. So how does this new system work?How Does Vaser Shape MC1 work?
The Vaser Shape MC1 received FDA approval in May for temporary improvement in local blood circulation and reduction in the appearance of cellulite. It is derived from technology known as MedContour™,which has been used by hundreds overseas to achieve stunning results.
This non-surgical application combines ultrasound and heat to sculpt the body. There are two handpieces that the physicians use to treat the problem areas. The ultrasound handpiece uses dual transducers to deliver a double, controlled beam of 1 MHz frequency to a specified depth of fatty-tissue. The vacuum-assisted massage handpiece helps to open lymph nodes before treatment, alleviating the need to manually massage. As mentioned before, the Shape MC1 has a system that attacks fat in two ways: Through diathermy and zonal massage. Diathermy is when energy passes through the skin to the underlying fatty tissue layer. The energy is delivered continuously, resulting in both an acoustic thermal and acoustic mechanical effect. This means that the area is warmed and the tissue matrix is altered temporarily, making it easier to drain away. Zonal massage stimulate the lymph nodes to remove excess fat from the body as well as increases local blood circulation.What Sets the Vaser Shape MC1 Apart?
Along with its dual action handpieces, the Vaser Shape MC1 also makes it easier for physicians to tailor treatment to the specific needs of each patient. They can choose between multiple program settings that range from a gentle level to a more aggressive therapy session. Also, it can be used as a compliment to more invasive treatments like liposuction, or it can be used on its own.How Long Does the Shape MC1 Treatment Take?
Usually patients only need about four or five sessions with the Vaser Shape MC1 to get the full results they want. Most start to see results after their first session, but this will vary with each individual and the extent of their condition. If patients are using it as a follow-up treatment to another procedure, they generally only need to go through one session.How Much Does Shape MC1 Cost?
The cost of Vaser Shape MC1 treatment will fluctuate depending on the selected surgeon, the geographic location, the number of sessions and the extent of the person’s condition. On average, Shape MC1 costs around $2,500. Many surgeons will offer patient financing options so the procedure is more affordable, so be sure to check with a doctor to see what kind of payment plans you can sign up for.Is Vaser Shape MC1 Right for You?
It is important to know that the Shape MC1 is not an extreme weight loss solution, but rather meant for people who are close to their ideal weight but need a little help achieving that final body contour they want. It also does not work for all forms of body fat removal. It is usually applied to the upper and lower abdomen, the flanks or love handles, outer and inner thighs, upper arms and buttocks.
The best way to know if you are a good candidate for Vaser Shape MC1 is to meet with a certified plastic surgeon. He or she can discuss the treatment with you and determine if it’s the right course of action to reach your aesthetic goals. There are a number of highly-trained plastic surgeons in our network, so you are sure to find one that works for you. Contact us today to learn more about the Vaser Shape MC1 or to locate a professional surgeon in your area.
Find out more about Vaser's line of treatments such as LipoSelection at a consultation with Sono Bello of Portland, OR.
Dr. Mark Schusterman and Dr. Sanaz Harirchian
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