Liposuction vs. UltraShape®: Which Is Better?

Posted on: February 25, 2019 in

The average plastic surgery candidate today has the freedom to choose between multiple body contouring procedures, all of which are popular and have been proven successful. In the case of choosing between liposuction and UltraShape®, you should know that each has advantages and disadvantages. Whichever you choose, liposuction and UltraShape® are both excellent body contouring procedures that can permanently get rid of excess fat and enhance your body shape.

Liposuction vs. UltraShape®: Which Is Better?


Liposuction is a way of artfully contouring the body by targeting excess fatty deposits. Dr. Halpern is a highly experienced liposuction surgeon and regularly performs this procedure to enhance the body shape of his patients. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on this subject. During the procedure, a suction device vacuums the fat cells from the body through a thin, hollow tube that is inserted into the skin. With liposuction, Dr. Halpern can improve the contour of the chin, neck, upper arms, chest, breasts, flanks, hips, underarms, abdomen, waist, love handles, mons pubis, thighs, knees, calves, ankles, buttocks, and back. He incorporates the SAFELipo® technique. This surgery can get rid of resistant fat all over the body and can even be combined with fat transfer techniques, in which fat harvested through liposuction can be injected into the face, buttocks, or breasts to enhance the contour of these areas.

Key Advantages:

  • Can treat anywhere on the body
  • Can remove a significant amount of fat
  • Goals may be accomplished in just one procedure
  • Results are immediately apparent (but may be initially hidden by temporary swelling)
  • Can be combined with fat transfer
  • Results are permanent


UltraShape® is a non-surgical way of enhancing the body without a lengthy and painful recovery period. Dr. Halpern offers UltraShape® to help patients rid the body of unwanted fat tissue without invasive surgery. UltraShape® uses ultrasound energy to non-surgically rupture the fat cells, after which the body flushes them away. With this technology, UltraShape® can improve the contour of areas that commonly accumulate unwanted fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, chest, back, and arms. Studies have indicated that the procedure gets rid of more fat per session than other non-surgical treatments such as CoolSculpting®. Unlike CoolSculpting®, there is not typically any pain during or after the procedure.

Key Advantages:

  • Non-surgical
  • No pain
  • No downtime
  • No scarring
  • Results are permanent

Which Is Better?

As you choose between liposuction and UltraShape®, whichever is better for you will depend on what matters most to you and what your body needs in terms of the body contouring experience.

  • Permanent Results: Both
  • Shorter Treatment: UltraShape® (liposuction treatment length varies depending on the number of areas treated)
  • Less Pain: UltraShape®
  • Shorter Recovery: UltraShape®
  • No Scarring: UltraShape® (although liposuction produces minimal to no scarring)
  • Faster Results: Liposuction
  • Greater Amount of Fat Removal: Liposuction
  • Fewer Treatment Sessions Needed: Liposuction

Liposuction and UltraShape® can significantly improve body contour and help people from all walks of life achieve their desired figures. Dr. Halpern is a skilled body contouring surgeon and would be pleased to help you select the right procedure for your needs.

If you would like to learn more about liposuction and/or UltraShape®, please contact us to request your personal consultation with Dr. Halpern. To reach our office, please call (813) 872-2696 today or contact us online at your convenience.


and Privileges

Dr. Halpern is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.


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Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

4214 N. Habana Ave.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 872-2696
(800) 963-8483


Traveling Patients


Dr. Halpern has operated on patients from many countries and almost every state in the U.S. Some of these countries are:

Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

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