With the weather warming up, many people may be stressing out about putting on their bathing suit or shorts due to a lack of confidence in their body. The ideal for most people is to have a thin, sculpted physique that looks flattering underneath clothing and unveiled. Many men and women have tried diet and exercise to meet this ideal but found little to no success. Fad diets, “magical” pills, and rigorous workouts may help them to get close to their body goals, yet they often cannot lose those last few inches. Plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction may come to mind, but surgery can be daunting. Surgical knives, incision lines, and recovery times can steer an individual away from invasive procedures.
As the demand for non-surgical options continues to grow, different technologies and innovations have come to light. SculpSure® is a non-invasive fat reducer used to target small areas of unwanted fat. In comparison to liposuction, SculpSure® is non-surgical and provides similar results without the postoperative pain and downtime. Patients can combat stubborn fat while improving the overall appearance of their silhouette.
How Does SculpSure® Work?
SculpSure® is an FDA-approved treatment for targeting fat in the abdomen and flanks. Its state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology removes fat while sculpting and defining the body. SculpSure® simultaneously cools the surface of the skin for patient comfort while beaming laser energy into the fat to a depth of two centimeters.
The SculpSure® treatment head is a flat, non-suction applicator that fits into various configurations of flexible frames. There are four treatment heads that are each approximately one and a half inches wide by four inches long. One to four treatment applicators may be used simultaneously depending on the patient’s target area(s). The lymphatic system absorbs the fat cells, which have been programmed to die off over a period of three to four months. Patients can target up to 25 percent of the fat in the target area after two or more 24-minute treatment sessions. Having had both CoolSculpting® and SculpSure® systems, it is clear that SculpSure® can treat more clients effectively because it has more flexible applicators than most CoolSculpting® applicators, most of which are not flexible.
There will be some discomfort during the procedure that can be relieved by the intermittent breaks of cooling with the laser energy turned off. Patients can return home following SculpSure® treatments and can immediately resume work and regular activities.
Although effective for fat removal, SculpSure® should not be treated as a weight loss solution. Patients who have tried diet and exercise to achieve their goals but have failed are the best candidates for SculpSure®. With regular maintenance by following a nutritious diet and exercise regimen, patients can enjoy long-lasting results!
If you would like to target stubborn fat without going near an operating room, SculpSure® may be the right treatment for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jervis today! He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced and skilled in body contouring procedures. Contact us by calling (925) 937-7100 or by filling out our online contact form.