I did it! I went to my first UltraShape procedure – a clinically-proven, safe and effective fat-reduction procedure. As you may remember from my last UltraShape post, UltraShape is the latest, FDA-cleared, non-surgical body-shaping procedure that uses pulsed, focused ultrasound technology to selectively and permanently destroy stubborn fat in the stomach region with no pain or down-time. As an UltraShape ambassador, I’ll go through three procedures and show you progress along the way. This is my second post, and the one where I show you my before pictures, and where I tell you what you can expect at your first UltraShape procedure.
I’m just gonna rip off the band-aid and show you my before pictures. You’ll notice my stretch marks, my ugly belly button that got ruined because I was pregnant and had a belly ring, and finally, the extra fat around my belly that is a combination of going up to 200 pounds with each of my babies and then losing the weight, and just plain being a female and carrying my weight around my middle section.
There you go. The extra weight under my belly button is what I’m trying to get rid of. And even though I do Bikram Yoga about five times a week, it’s still not going away. So I went in to my first UltraShape procedure not knowing quite sure what to expect.
Even though I read over and over again how painless it was, I was still worried that it would hurt. At the end of my visit, I think the most painful part was getting measured and being cold in the room. It really was as painless as they promised.
Once I got situated in the room, the doctor came in and answered all the questions that I had. He also marked off the area that I would need to get worked on, and told me to stay clear of alcohol and Tylenol so that the fat would easily go through my liver once it had been zapped away.
I undressed (note: wear underwear to your visit, otherwise you’ll have to wear disposable undies), put on a robe and laid down in the coldest room known to man.
The nurse stuck these target stickers around the area being worked on and adjusted the camera so that the UltraShape machine would know what to do. Once that was set up, the procedure began.
If you’ve ever had an ultrasound before, then you’ll be able to imagine what an UltraShape procedure looks like. Exactly like that. It does not hurt, not even one tiny bit. You’ll feel the cold ultrasound gel on the area being worked on, and then you’ll feel the nurse moving the handheld machine where the computer tells her.
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The time it takes to go through the area depends on the size of the area. Mine took about 25 minutes. I suggest allocating at least an hour to an hour and a half on your first visit because you’ll need to fill out paperwork, meet with the doctor and take before pictures.
I was super happy knowing that right after the procedure I could go on with my day. There is no downtime, so it didn’t affect my lifestyle. Once it was done, I got dressed and made my second and third appointment. I’m excited to see the final results (about eight weeks after the third procedure) and share my thoughts with you.
I invite you to watch the video below for more information on the procedure. And if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below! If I don’t know the answer to your question, I’ll find someone who does.
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This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and UltraShape blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.