Would you like to restore contour to your body by targeting that spot that has resisted diet and exercise? Maybe it’s time to give SculpSure, the laser-based body contouring system, a try. Chances are you’ve heard of this treatment system, and maybe you’ve even wondered how it works and what it’s best for. The good news is that SculpSure, which is offered by Flores Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL, can be used to permanently destroy fat all over the body.
Patients have fallen in love with this treatment system, which offers noticeable, permanent results without any downtime. And even though this treatment system focuses on resolving the specific areas that have proved tricky for you to resolve on your own, it still has a noticeable impact on your overall silhouette and gives you results you can be proud of. If you’ve got a problem spot or two, there’s a good chance this treatment system can work for you.
Top 6 Benefits of SculpSure
1. It Works All Over the Body
Maybe your thighs are your primary concern. They’re a little heavier than you’d like, even though you spend hours each week on the treadmill. Or perhaps it’s something small, like the extra fullness beneath your chin or along your bra line. The great thing about this laser-based treatment system is that it can go to work on all of those areas and more. The abdomen, back, thighs, and flanks can all be successfully treated with this laser-based system.
Do you have more than one area of concern? Chances are we can address all of your problem spots with this versatile treatment.
2. Noticeable Results
This treatment system will noticeably reduce your areas of concern and improve the overall shape and balance of your silhouette. Clinical tests have found that a single treatment can reduce fat by an average of 24 percent in the target area. The results appear gradually, with the first signs of improvement showing up about 6 weeks after treatment. Full results develop within 12 weeks, usually after the body has fully process and disposed of the destroyed fat cells.
3. Convenient, Non-Invasive Treatments
Patients love the convenient, easy, comfortable treatments this system offers. For some patients, a single session is all they need to achieve the results they want. For other patients, depending on their treatment goals, two or three sessions may be recommended. Because treatments are completely non-invasive and require no advance preparation or recovery period, patients are able to get right back to their regular schedules after their appointments.
This treatment is a non-surgical alternative to more invasive approaches to body contouring, like LipoSculpting and Tummy Tucks, both of which are offered by our practice. Although the results SculpSure offers are more subtle, it’s a popular option for patients who don’t want to commit to the time and hassle of a surgical procedure or who aren’t candidates for such a procedure. It’s also a great choice for patients who want a little tuneup but who aren’t looking for a significant fat reduction.
4. Permanent Destruction of Fat Cells
This treatment permanently destroys fat cells. That means that once you’ve completed your treatment or treatment series, you won’t have to return for maintenance sessions or take any other special steps. Because this treatment doesn’t prevent you from gaining weight in the future, the only thing you’ll need to do to maintain your new look is exercise regularly and follow a careful diet.
5. A More Contoured Body
Many of our patients are in relatively good shape but use this treatment system to address that problem spot or two that they’ve been struggling with for years. Most are amazed at how great they feel after getting that stubborn area under control. They’re also amazed at how contoured and balanced their body suddenly looks once that one problem spot or two is resolved.
A body-contouring system like SculpSure allows you to take control of your silhouette and your overall look. While traditional weight loss plans usually cause you to shed pounds all over your body, this laser-based system allows you to focus on toning down the curves you don’t like, while keeping the ones you want. It’s a great way to tone up your appearance and get the results you want.
Once you’ve had this treatment, you’ll look forward to getting dressed in the morning, and you’ll no longer feel self-conscious in your swimsuit.
6. Younger Looking Skin
The warm energy associated with this laser treatment stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. Because collagen production takes place over a period of weeks, the skin will gradually become fresher, tauter, and more rejuvenated appearance in the weeks after treatment.
Understanding How This Treatment Works
SculpSure treatments, which are administered in our office and require no anesthesia, use heat from laser energy to break down fat cells in your area of concern. Those destroyed fat cells are flushed out of your body by the lymphatic system in the weeks following treatment. That’s why it takes a few weeks to see their full results. The collagen production spurred by the warmth of this treatment also takes several weeks to develop.
What Are Appointments Like?
The SculpSure machine has four hoses attached to it, each of which ends in a flat, non-suction applicator that is placed against the treatment area during your appointment. The placement of those applicators depends on the cosmetic issue you want to address. To deeply treat a larger area like the back or abdomen, we may concentrate all four applicators in that area. For a flank treatment, we may place two applicators on either of your sides.
Depending on the area you’re seeking treatment for, you’ll be reclined or lying comfortably during your session. Once we begin, you’ll feel a flash of coolness in the treatment area followed by warmth and possibly tingling. Patients find the sessions easy and comfortable, and they often use the time to read, relax, or check their cell phones. Each laser-based treatment lasts about 25 minutes.
Before your session begins, we’ll make sure we have a clear understanding from you about your goals for treatment and the specific areas you want addressed. We’ll also make some marks on the treatment area that we’ll use as reference points, and we may measure the treatment area so that we can track your progress over time.
Will This Treatment Help With Cellulite?
Cellulite develops when fat builds up beneath the surface of the skin, putting pressure on the fibrous cords that latch the skin to underlying muscle. As a result, the surface of the skin takes on a rumpled, dimpled look that is sometimes compared to an orange peel. Although this treatment slims down troublesome spots on the body by removing fat cells, it usually does not address cellulite in particular.
Can This Treatment Be Performed Over Tattoos?
Yes. This treatment can be safely performed over tattoos without harming or distorting them.
Can I Also Pursue Other Cosmetic Services?
Patients sometimes opt to combine this treatment with other services from our practice. We can work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your cosmetic concerns and goals. Botulinum toxin injections and laser skin resurfacing are two of the treatments that are commonly combined with SculpSure.
Will I Lose Weight?
It’s possible you may lose a couple of pounds as a result of this treatment, simply because it does involve the removal of fat cells, but you won’t significantly lower your total weight. This treatment is best viewed as a spot corrector that will help you finally resolve a troublesome area or two while bringing your overall silhouette into proportion. If your primary goal is to shed pounds, you’re better off pursuing a traditional weight loss plan, or possibly bariatric surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you’re interested in learning more about this treatment and finding out if you’re a good candidate, the first step is to schedule a consultation at our practice. During this appointment you’ll meet with Dr. Venus Rivera. Dr. Rivera earned her undergraduate and doctorate degrees from Cornell University. She undertook general surgery training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and also participated in residency and fellowship programs in orthopedic surgery.
During your consultation, Dr. Rivera will talk with you about your medical history and evaluate the area you are concerned about. She’ll work with you to determine whether this laser-based treatment system will best address your cosmetic goals, and she’ll develop a custom treatment plan for you. If you’re interested in pursuing other cosmetic services as well, be sure to mention that during your consultation.
There are some signs you may be a good candidate. You’re likely a good candidate if:
You’re in Good General Health
It helps if you are in good overall health and are free of underlying conditions like diabetes. Be sure to share any underlying health conditions with us during your consultation so that we can determine your eligibility for this treatment. These sessions are also not recommended for women who are pregnant.
You Could Use Help With a Problem Spot
The best patients for this treatment are in fairly good shape and are not looking for a radical overhaul. Ideally, the patient is reasonably active, has a body mass index of less than 30, and simply needs help with a stubborn spot or two that won’t seem to respond to diet and exercise. This treatment can help get that stubborn spot under control and allow you to achieve the body you’ve been striving for.
You Want a Non-Surgical Solution
If you want to improve the look of your body, but you’re not a candidate for a more invasive surgical procedure or you don’t wish to undertake such a procedure, this treatment is a great option. The results it offers won’t be as aggressive as surgery, but it still offers a noticeable improvement, especially for patients with more modest fat-reduction goals. The best patients understand this treatment and are realistic about the more subtle results it offers.
Because this treatment is non-invasive and involves no downtime, it can also be conveniently fit into a hectic schedule. Some patients even schedule these treatments during their lunch breaks.
Experience the Benefits Firsthand
Are you ready to put your problem spots in the rearview mirror and take the first step toward a lean, contoured silhouette? Call Flores Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL today. We can help you achieve your goals and give you the results you’ve been hoping for!