Vaser Shape is a noninvasive ultrasound and massage therapy that is used to reduce fat and improve skin tightening. It is a conservative treatment to reduce fat when patients aren’t willing to have a surgical procedure such as liposuction. The Vaser Shape system uses low-frequency ultrasound energy to treat the fatty tissue layer in a noninvasive manner–no incisions are required. Ultrasound energy passes to the skin on the way to the underlying fatty tissue layer. The total amount of energy applied to the skin can be controlled based on patient comfort. The device uses a dual transducer head that delivers a double beam of overlapping ultrasonic energy at a frequency of 1 MHz. The ultrasound beams overlap and treat the fatty tissue between 1 cm and 5 cm below the surface of the skin. This results in both acoustic thermal and acoustic mechanical effects that heat the treatment area and change the characteristics of the underlying fatty tissue matrix. The ultrasonic energy heat s the fatty tissue layer and stimulates the fat cells to release their lipid content. Ultrasound acoustic forces help push the lipids away from the fat cells and into the lymphatic system. Zonal massage using a vacuum hand piece on the system help stimulate the lymphatic system to drain excess lipids and toxins away from the area for removal by the body. The average Vaser Shape treatment time is 30 min. to 45 min. per body area. Treatments are usually scheduled one week apart. Most patients undergo a regimen of approximately 5 treatments. Measurable results are seen within 72 hours. Visual or photographic improvements are seen typically with 5 treatments. No medications are required. The treatment feels like a warm to hot massage. Patients do not require garments; patients can exercise the day of their procedure.