What is Velashape?


*Your results will vary.

VelaShape is a non-invasive body contouring treatment for circumferential and cellulite reduction as well as skin tightening. VelaShape enables you to safely achieve a toned, contoured and well shaped body in typcially 3 treatment sessions (single treatment protocol is also available); making you look and feel more youthful. VelaShape provides dramatic results without downtime or significant discomfort, and it is now available at Petrungaro Plastic Surgery!

What will VelaShape do?  (And what it won’t do.)


*Your results will vary.

VelaShape technology combines infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy and vacuum, which cause deep heating of the fat cells, their surrounding connective tissue and the underlying dermal collagen fibers. This type of efficient heating and vacuum stimulates the growth of new and better collagen and elastin which results in localized reduction in skin laxity, body volume, and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.

What VelaShape won’t do is cause you pain or harm surrounding tissue, nerves, or muscle.

What can I expect from VelaShape treatments?

  • Gradual smoothing of skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite
  • Circumferential reduction, with noticeable reshaping of the treated area

What is the VelaShape procedure like?

*Your results will vary.

Most patients find VelaShape comfortable and describe the treatment as feeling like a warm deep-tissue massage. The treatment parameters are easily adjusted to ensure a comfortable treatment experience. It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours after your treatment. Some patients report a pinkish appearance at the treatment area that may last a few hours post treatment, and skin may appear pink for several hours.

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Which areas can be treated with VelaShape?


*Your results will vary.

Cellulite treatment areas could be on the neck (under chin), arms, thighs, buttocks, flank and abdomen. Most patients see gradual and cumulative results throughout the treatment regime.

Is VelaShape right for me?

VelaShape is not a weight loss treatment. VelaShape uses a combination of technologies to contour your body, reducing the trouble spots that diet and exercise can’t reach. The ideal VelaShape patient is someone with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of less than 30, who falls under The Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Stage 1 and 2. Ask your doctor to see if you’re a candidate for VelaShape treatments.

The Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Scale

STAGE 1 – NO dimpling while the patient is standing or lying down, but the pinch test reveals the “orange peel” appearance.
STAGE 2 – “Orange peel” dimpling appears spontaneously when standing up, but NOT when lying down.
STAGE 3 – “Orange peel” dimpling appears spontaneously both when standing up AND lying down.


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Why choose non-invasive body contouring specialist

Doctor Jason Petrungaro?


Doctor Petrungaro is a board certified Plastic Surgeon who has successfully completed extensive training in all aspects of non-invasive body contouring. He is well versed in the latest and most innovative techniques in non-invasive body contouring, and he is the exclusive owner of the only VelaShape machine in northern Indiana and the south suburbs of Chicago. He listens to his patients and respects their goals and wishes, and will always go the extra mile to deliver the most beautiful results possible. If you are searching for a Plastic Surgeon who can provide you with noticeable results from your non-invasive body contouring procedures coupled with the highest standards of patient safety and care, Northwest Indiana and Chicago non-invasive body contouring surgeon Doctor Jason Petrungaro will be happy to consult with you and help you achieve that slimmer, healthier look that you have been seeking!

If you are interested in Velashape and have questions or concerns, please feel free to call Doctor Jason Petrungaro at (219) 836-1163 or click to schedule a consultation online.

Client Testimonials

Amazement with the Healing and General Outcome
My highest regard, trust and respect for this surgeon. He delivered what he promised and changed the life and self esteem of this 66 yr. old. Office staff is the best and most helpful and watchful. Planning my next procedure and recommend him highly. Had a tummy tuck and my amazement is with the healing and general outcome because of his skill. I don’t believe Beverly Hills could have done better.
Dr. P is Simply Awesome !
Almost five years ago, Breast cancer took my right breast. Jan. 2014 the BRAC 1 gene took my left breast. Thanks to Dr. Jason Petrungaro, he gave them back to me. The diep flap surgery took 15 hours due to chemo making my blood vessels brittle on my left side. He took a vein for my leg and moved it to my chest to give my left side new blood supply. He is the best doctor in the world ! He is my Hero ! He didn’t give up when surgery took 15 hours ! He did the job I asked him to do, and kept me safe ! Now I have a tummy tuck and two BEAUTIFUL BREASTS !! Thanks You ! Thank You ! I will never forget you ! He is simply awesome!

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