LOUISVILLE, Colo., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Surgical Technologies, a leading manufacturer and distributor of ultrasonic body contouring technologies, announced the launch of VASER Shape MC1 today, a non-invasive ultrasound and massage system. Most well-known for the VASER Lipo® System, Sound Surgical Technologies has expanded its product line to include both minimally invasive devices for aesthetic body contouring and non-invasive systems to smooth and shape the body by temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite and increasing local blood circulation.
"The VASER Lipo System has revolutionized the way surgeons approach fat removal, and we're excited to add an effective non-invasive tool to the VASER product line," said Daniel S. Goldberger, CEO of Sound Surgical Technologies.
VASER Shape MC1 received FDA clearance in May 2010 for relief of minor muscle aches, pain and muscle spasms, temporary improvement in local blood circulation, and temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite. VASER Shape can be used alone or in combination with surgical body contouring procedures to minimize postoperative pain and swelling. The VASER Shape MC1 device is derived from a technology known as MedContour™ outside of the US, which has been used by hundreds of physicians to achieve excellent results.
"This new technology is the perfect complement for existing body contouring and liposuction procedures," said Dr. Paul Zieg, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Zieg Plastic Surgery Center in Henderson, KY. "The VASER Shape MC1 System allows physicians to target specific problem areas for maximum results, while leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected."
The VASER Shape MC1 technology was designed to allow physicians to tailor each treatment to the needs of the patient. Multiple handpieces provide a combination of ultrasonic diathermy (the application of high-frequency sound waves for local heat therapy) and zonal lymphatic massage. Physicians can also choose between multiple program settings that allow for a gentle postoperative session or more aggressive therapy for non-surgical results.
"VASER Shape is an excellent non-invasive option for patients who do not want a surgical procedure," said Dr. Michael Nagy, F.A.C.S., Personal Enhancement Center in Toms River, New Jersey. "Most patients undergo a regimen of 4 to 5 total treatments, and many notice an improvement after just a single session."
About Sound Surgical Technologies
Founded in 1998, Sound Surgical Technologies is a leading manufacturer and distributor of ultrasonic body shaping technologies, including the VASER Lipo, VASER Shape MC1™ and MedSculpt™ Systems. VASER Lipo effectively treats all areas of the body and is clinically proven to enhance skin retraction, reduce blood loss, and maintain the viability of fat cells for fat grafting procedures. Physicians report smooth and consistent results with fast patient recovery. The VASER Shape MC1 and MedSculpt Systems are an ideal complement to VASER Lipo, combining ultrasound and massage therapies to increase lymphatic and venous circulation, minimize postoperative pain and swelling, and temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite. All of the devices are FDA-cleared for use in the U.S. To learn more, visit www.vaser.com.
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