- SculpSure in a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that helps you get rid of unwanted fat around your midsection.
- It is a safe and effective treatment for removing stubborn fat.
- There is no downtime associated with the treatment, so you can schedule it in the middle of your workday.
If you have stubborn fat around your belly or thighs that won’t go away regardless of how much you exercise or restrict your diet, it may be time to contact a doctor for help with fat reduction to enhance your appearance. SculpSure is a new heat technology that reduces the number of fat cells around your waistline and outer thighs. Although this type of laser treatment is relatively new, it offers promising results with little downtime. Here’s what you need to know about SculpSure treatments to determine if they are right for you.
What SculpSure Does
SculpSure is used for non-invasive body contouring. It does not necessarily result in weight loss, but it is proven to reduce body fat by up to 24%. You may need more than one treatment to achieve this percentage of fat loss, and it is important to remember that undergoing two treatments does not mean you can expect a 48% reduction in fat cells. Each treatment contributes to the 24% reduction in fat. Because this is the average amount of fat reduction in SculpSure patients, remember that some people achieve more fat reduction, and some have less success with the body contouring treatment. However, you are much more likely to achieve better results if you commit to a few lifestyle changes post-procedure.
How SculpSure Works
SculpSure uses a laser device for non-invasive body contouring. Each treatment is tailored to target the specific trouble areas of specific patients. It is most often used to eliminate fat cells around the waistline and inner and outer thighs. Although this treatment is not intended for weight loss but rather an average reduction in fat of 24%, many patients achieve weight loss results in addition to a slimmer appearance. When you decide this treatment is right for you, you can expect your physician to use the following steps for the procedure.
- Initial consultation: Your doctor will evaluate your trouble spots to make sure you are a good candidate for this non-invasive fat reduction. The surgeon will discuss your concerns and help you understand how SculpSure can help you achieve your desired cosmetic appearance.
- Start the procedure: After identifying which areas of your midsection he or she needs to target, your doctor will use a diode laser to stimulate fat reduction. The destroyed fat cells are later flushed out of the body to leave treated areas looking noticeably slimmer. Most people have no problems while undergoing SculpSure, but a few patients feel minor pain or a cooling sensation. Pain medication is available if necessary to make people more comfortable during the 25-minute procedure.
- Recovery: There is little downtime associated with SculpSure, but you will need to wait a few weeks to see your desired results. If necessary, your doctor will schedule a second treatment between six and twelve weeks after the first procedure.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for SculpSure
SculpSure is a safe, effective procedure for most people. It is most beneficial for people who have stubborn love handles that won’t go away. When diet and exercise are not enough to eliminate stubborn, unwanted fat around your midsection, SculpSure can help. It has little downtime, so patients are free to resume their normal activities immediately after completing the treatment. Many people feel no discomfort during the procedure, but you may want to ask your surgeon for medication before starting the treatment if you have a low pain tolerance.
How To Prepare for a SculpSure Treatment
Because SculpSure is a quick procedure that can be completed in as little as 25 minutes, there is not much preparation involved. However, you can do a few things to minimize the risk of experiencing discomfort during the treatment. Eating a small meal or snack before the procedure is an easy way to fight off discomfort, although if you have a low pain tolerance and plan to ask for medication, it is best to discuss eating rules with your doctor before arriving for the procedure. Women should schedule this treatment at least a few days after the end of their period because menstrual cramps can escalate any discomfort caused by SculpSure. You should also protect the skin in your desired treatment area from direct sunlight for a few days prior to the procedure because the laser can irritate sunburned skin.
Finally, people receiving SculpSure should remove any body hair that is more than an inch long from the desired treatment areas. The laser must come in close contact with skin via the SculpSure application head for the treatment to be effective. The presence of body hair interferes with the efficacy of the procedure, so if you want to get certain parts of your body treated, make sure you shave any hair. SculpSure is currently approved for use in the midsection on thighs and waistlines, and approval is pending for arms and legs. Treatment for these areas is available at the patient’s discretion.
What To Do After SculpSure
You don’t have to take time off from work after receiving SculpSure, but there is a recovery period associated with the procedure. Although you may resume your normal activities right after the treatment, you should wait at least two weeks before undergoing any other type of cosmetic procedure. You won’t see results immediately after receiving the treatment, so it is important to understand that how you care for your body post-procedure is directly related to the success of the surgery.
Ensure you massage the treated areas at least once a day for up to two weeks following the procedure. This helps your body eliminate the destroyed fat cells. Stay hydrated and flush your system by drinking plenty of water for at least a few days after the treatment. The longer you keep up with this habit, the better your results will be. You should also commit to exercising, as 30 minutes of cardio a day is proven to enhance your results.
The most important thing to remember after receiving SculpSure is that changing your lifestyle habits is the best way to maintain your results. Make it a habit to exercise regularly and consume a healthy diet filled with nutrient-dense foods. You should start to see results from SculpSure within the first few weeks after the procedure, although it may take up to 12 weeks to see how effective the treatment was. You may need two treatments to achieve your desired results, so make sure you stay in close contact with your doctor after the treatment.
SculptSure treatment for body fat is a safe, effective procedure that reduces the number of fat cells around your midsection for a slimmer appearance. If you want to get rid of stubborn fat around your midsection that won’t go away with diet and exercise, ScupSure could be the ideal treatment for you. People who live in Shreveport, Louisiana, or the surrounding area can have this treatment performed by Dr. Catherine Vanderloos. If you think this procedure is right for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation.
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