Body contouring is a way to eliminate extra fat and/or excess skin from the body. There are two general types of body contouring: surgical and non-invasive.
Surgical body contouring
This is invasive surgery that requires a patient to undergo general anesthesia. In surgical body contouring, both extra skin and extra fat are surgically excised from the body. This kind of body contouring is often done after a patient loses a significant amount of weight to eliminate excess skin. Surgical body contouring requires a long recovery from weeks to months.
Non-invasive body contouring
This is a non-surgical way to eliminate extra fat. SculpSure is the leading non-invasive body contouring system today. SculpSure is done on an outpatient basis, takes under an hour, and requires no recovery time at all.
SculpSure is best suited for patients who are at a healthy weight, and who have already reached their target weight. You need to have firm skin to have SculpSure, as the skin will have to be flexible enough to adjust to the fat loss. If you have certain problem spots on your body — the type of areas where the fat just won't disappear no matter what you do — SculpSure may be perfect for you.
There are several FDA-cleared areas for SculpSure treatment:
Each SculpSure treatment session is just 25 minutes long, and since there is no downtime associated with the procedure, you may return to your normal activities after each session.
Once the four treatment applicators are affixed to the target area, you'll just lie back and relax.
The treatment applicators send highly concentrated laser energy right into the middle of the fat cells. This melts the fat inside the cells and destroys the shell of the fat cell.
The fat is then eliminated from the body through your lymphatic system over time.
Most patients enjoy excellent results after just one SculpSure session. However, if you still want further body contouring, you can have further sessions to get even more refined results.
The results of SculpSure are seen slowly and gradually. The optimal results are seen at about 6 to 12 weeks after the treatment.
*Individual results may vary.