Shockwave is not a procedure specifically suitable for losing weight. However, as a body-sculpting technique it is highly effective. There are many reported examples where patients have received Shockwave and have seen circumference reduction in the areas treated coupled with overall weight loss. More research will be carried out to explore this further.

As such, Shockwave is not suitable for the treatment of clinically obese patients however it can be useful for anyone looking to kick start a body contouring programme.