What is SculpSure?


SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen.  It’s a state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology, ideal for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat in areas like the abdomen and flanks. The procedure takes 25 minutes, is minimally uncomfortable, and requires no downtime. Clinical trials show an average of 24% reduction in fat volume after a single treatment.

SculpSure’s body contouring technology is able to target and can destroy the targeted fat cells in just 25 minutes without impacting the skin’s surface. There is no recovery time following treatment, so daily activities can be resumed immediately.

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The Science Behind SculpSure

  1. Targeted laser energy heats fat cells under the skin, while the surface of the skin is cooled to protect it.
  2. SculpSure raises the temperature of fat cells, damaging their structural integrity.
  3. Over the next several months, the damaged fat cells are broken down and eliminated by the body.
  4. The targeted fat cells are permanently removed. Results can be seen as quickly as six weeks with optimal results typically seen at 12 weeks.

What to Expect during your SculpSure Treatment

When the treatment starts, initially a cooling sensation may be felt. This helps keep the skin comfortable during treatment. The cooling will be on the entire treatment, while the laser cycles on and off, raising the temperature of the fat cells. Most patients feel a deep warmth and/ or tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment which is generally well-tolerated.

How many treatments will I need?

Every patient is different. William Umansky, MD and Jeffrey Umansky, MD will develop a customized treatment plan to meet every desired goal. Most patients see the best results when the areas are treated at six week intervals.

When will I see results?

Many patients start to see results as early as 6 weeks following treatment as the body begins to evacuate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks.

How long will the results last?

Treated fat cells are permanently destroyed during the treatment and will not regenerate. However, like all aesthetic body contouring, results are best maintained with a healthy diet and a consistent exercise routine, allowing for maintenance of a stable weight.

How long before I can resume normal activities?

There is no downtime with SculpSure, so treatment can take place during the lunch hour with immediate return to work. Patients can immediately return to all normal activities with no downtime.