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SculpSure®

Diet and exercise are not always enough to achieve a sleek and slender body. Many people have pockets of stubborn fat in certain body areas that resist all efforts. At Schaffer Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Dr. Christopher Schaffer performs fat-reduction treatments with SculpSure, a non-invasive body-contouring system to reduce stubborn fat in areas such as the love handles, belly, back and inner and outer thighs.

What to Expect with SculpSure Treatment

Treatment typically takes less than half an hour. You can expect to feel a cooling sensation when it begins. Cooling will be on to keep the skin comfortable throughout the entire procedure. The laser will cycle on and off, raising the temperature of the fat cells and destroying them. Most patients feel a tingling sensation or deep warmth intermittently throughout treatment. The procedure is virtually painless and well tolerated, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately afterward.

How Does SculpSure Work?

SculpSure is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that uses a light-based laser to destroy fat cells, even in difficult-to-sculpt areas such as the stomach and inner thighs. The laser-guided system directs laser energy into the treatment areas, heating the fat cells under the skin without affecting the skin’s surface or surrounding tissue.

When the fat cells are heated, their structural integrity is destroyed, which causes them to break away from the surrounding tissues. The body naturally processes and eliminates the destroyed fat cells through the lymph system over a 3-month period following the procedure.

Results are visible in as early as 6 weeks, with optimal results typically seen at approximately 12 weeks. Body-contouring results are long-lasting, as fat cells treated with SculpSure are permanently destroyed and will not regenerate.

Benefits of SculpSure Treatment

SculpSure is a state-of-the art laser fat-reduction treatment with a number of notable benefits:

  • FDA-approved
  • Non-invasive treatment
  • Quick procedure
  • Pain-free and performed without anesthesia
  • No downtime
  • Highly effective treatment
  • Even fat reduction (no lumps)
  • Multiple areas can be treated in the same session
  • Can be performed more than once to achieve optimal results

How Many SculpSure Treatments Are Needed?

SculpSure is a highly-effective, non-invasive fat reduction procedure. Most patients will see results in as little as one treatment. More treatments may be needed to achieve your personal aesthetic goals. If more than one treatment is recommended, treatments will be performed 6 weeks apart. When you come to Schaffer Plastic Surgery in Birmingham for a consultation, Dr. Christopher Schaffer can customize a SculpSure treatment plan for you.