Is SculpSure™ safe and are there any possible side effects?

SculpSure™ is a cutting-edge laser fat removal procedure used in the reduction of abdomen and flank fat. SculpSure™ uses hyperthermic laser treatment to target fat cells around the abdomen and eliminate them from the body non-invasively. Stubborn belly fat is among the most difficult to remove for many patients. Even with traditional diet and exercise, patients may have trouble loosing those bulging love handles or unsightly flanks. Moreover, those final few layers of abdominal fat can cover up the definition you desire. SculpSure™ is a completely non-surgical solution for achieving a slimmer waistline. Unlike body sculpting procedures that rely on surgery or minimally-invasive techniques, SculpSure™ provides non-invasive fat removal for the abdomen and flanks. At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, Drs. Elie and Jody Levine can help you achieve a thinner-looking, more-defined midsection.

 

How is SculpSure™ performed?

SculpSure™ can use up to 4 applicators to precisely treat 4 separate areas around the midsection and flanks at one time. SculpSure™ technology utilizes a specialized hyperthermic laser that delivers heat to the targeted area(s) of excess fat. The energy from the SculpSure™ laser disrupts fat cells, resulting in their detachment from nearby tissue. Once these fat cells are detached, your body begins to gradually eliminate them from your system. During your SculpSure™ procedure, the applicator(s) are gently positioned above the target area(s) and held in place with straps. Next, heat energy is delivered to loosen fat cells from surrounding tissue, while the SculpSure™ applicator simultaneously cools the skin to minimize patient discomfort.

What areas can be treated with SculpSure™?

SculpSure™ is FDA-approved to eliminate fat cells around the abdomen and flanks to sculpt the midsection for a firmer appearance.

Who is a good candidate for SculpSure™?

SculpSure™ is an ideal treatment to reduce stubborn deposits of abdominal fat. SculpSure™ is not meant to be a weight loss procedure and should not take the place of traditional diet and exercise. Instead, this non-invasive lipolysis treatment can provide added shape and definition to compliment weight loss or diet and exercise results. The ideal SculpSure™ candidate will have a body mass index of approximately 30 or less, though treatment varies depending on the patient. Additionally, SculpSure™ is ideal for patients seeking a non-invasive method of body sculpting. Dr. Levine will meet with you to discuss your goals and expectations, and help determine a treatment plan that is right for you.

 

Is SculpSure™ safe and are there any possible side effects?

SculpSure™ is approved by the FDA for the non-invasive removal of fat around the abdomen and flanks. Additionally, SculpSure™ underwent clinical trials to determine its safety and effectiveness prior to approval.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of necessary SculpSure™ treatments required to yield optimal results will depend on your individual needs and goals. Many patients see substantial fat removal results after undergoing 1 SculpSure™ session. Dr. Levine will work with you to create a treatment schedule that will provide the best results.

When will I notice results?

Patients see non-invasive fat loss results from SculpSure™ in the weeks following treatment, as your body gradually eliminates excess fat cells from your system. Results may be seen for up to several months after undergoing SculpSure™.

How long will the results last?

SculpSure™ delivers long-lasting, non-surgical fat reduction results. SculpSure™ loosens fat cells from surrounding tissue, resulting in natural elimination by the body. Once fat cells are removed, they cannot re-enter your system. However, factors such as excess weight gain, genetics, and aging may result in future buildups of fat cells around the belly or flanks. Thus, it is crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle to sustain optimal SculpSure™ results.

Can SculpSure™ be combined with other procedures?

Yes. Different body contouring procedures can be used concurrently to produce balanced results, includingliposuction, SmartLipo®, VASER® LipoSelection, fat grafting, tummy tuck, and breast enhancement, among others. Dr. Levine will discuss with you which procedures or combination of procedures may best suit your specific needs.

How can I prepare for SculpSure™ treatment?

During your initial consultation with Shimmer MedSpa, we will thoroughly discuss your goals and expectations, including possible risks and the best way to prepare for your treatment. As much as possible, patients should avoid taking aspirin and ibuprofen-containing products (such as Advil and Motrin), St. John’s Wort, high doses of vitamin E supplements, and other blood thinners (unless medically necessary) for 2 weeks prior to treatment in order to minimize the risk of bruising. Patients should also avoid red wine, herbal supplements, and multivitamins for 1 week prior to treatment.

What should I expect during treatment?

SculpSure™ treatment is performed on an outpatient basis in our offices. SculpSure™ treatment lasts about 25 minutes, on average. First, the SculpSure™ applicator(s) will be placed above the target area(s) and reinforced with straps. Next, the SculpSure™ system delivers heat energy to excess fat cells around the flanks and belly, gradually loosening these cells from the surrounding tissue. SculpSure™ technology delivers cooling to the area(s) during treatment to minimize pain and discomfort.

What should I expect after treatment?

You may resume your normal activities immediately following SculpSure™ treatment. Swelling, bruising, firmness, or tenderness is possible after your SculpSure™ procedure and will typically subside in a few weeks. You may take Tylenol for discomfort if there is any, but don’t take aspirin or ibuprofen, which may increase bruising.  Anti-bruising products containing Arnica Montana and Bromelain are offered and topical care discussed. At Shimmer MedSpa we will determine which aftercare product is right for you. After treatment, patients may also choose to have LED therapy, which is known to significantly improve healing time and decrease inflammation.

How can I find out more about SculpSure™ treatment?

We  will be happy to meet with you to discuss SculpSure™ treatment. Please call our office at 888 220 3169, or make an appointment online for a personal consultation in our New York City offices.

 

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