What You Need to Know about SculpSure

Patients looking for non-surgical methods of body contouring have another option at Umansky Plastic Surgery. SculpSure, the first FDA-approved laser treatment for body sculpting is now available at our La Jolla. This procedure can smooth away isolates areas of fat that do not respond to your diet and exercise efforts, giving you a smoother, sleeker body profile.

Laser Technology Meets Fat Cells
Non-surgical body contouring has become very popular in recent years, thanks to the introduction of CoolSculpting. This procedure uses targeted cooling to destroy fat cells so they can be naturally eliminated by the body. SculpSure works in a similar fashion to CoolSculpting, only laser energy is used to destroy the fat cells instead of freezing.

SculpSure delivers laser energy via a handheld applicator that never penetrates the skin. However, the laser works underneath the skin’s surface, targeting the fat cells so they are disrupted. Once the cells release their fat, it is eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system.

SculpSure Benefits
SculpSure offers a number of benefits over other methods of body contouring:

  • Works on all skin types, body shapes and sizes
  • Procedure is comfortable and well-tolerated by most patients
  • Treatment sessions can address multiple areas at one time
  • Treatments take less than 30 minutes to complete
  • Most patients achieve desired results after just one treatment session
  • Patients can return to daily schedules as soon as treatment is over

SculpSure vs. CoolSculpting
The shorter treatments are a notable benefit of the SculpSure procedure. CoolSculpting, which is the body contouring treatment most similar to SculpSure, takes one hour to complete. The device is also limited in how many areas it can treat in a single procedure. SculpSure is the quickest body contouring procedure available today and also allows you to return to your daily activities as soon as the treatment is completed. That means you can achieve excellent body contouring results without a major disruption to your daily life.

Neither device offers immediate improvement – instead, results will gradually appear in the weeks following treatment as the body slowly eliminates all the treated fat cells.

Long-Lasting Results
Both SculpSure and CoolSculpting completely destroy fat cells, which means they provide long-lasting results. However, if you gain weight after your body contouring procedure, remaining fat cells in the area could enlarge and change your results. If this occurs, you may need to have additional body contouring procedures to restore your leaner body profile.

SculpSure is typically recommended for patients that have achieved a healthy weight but have isolated areas of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise. The procedure is quick, relatively painless and long-lasting. To learn more about SculpSure, contact Umansky Plastic Surgery today at 858-281-4560.