SculpSure® in Birmingham, AL
SculpSure® is a new, non-invasive fat removal treatment that uses laser technology to remove inches of fatty deposits from problem areas in your body. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Menard, and serving patients in the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham area, Menard Plastic Surgery provides SculpSure® treatments to help you achieve the streamlined silhouette you’ve always wanted!
What is SculpSure®?
SculpSure® is a non-surgical fat removal treatment that targets and destroys fat cells so they can be disposed of through your body’s lymphatic system. The system uses laser-controlled heat and light technology to injure and destroy fat cells.
How Does SculpSure® Work?
SculpSure® is a form of lipolysis, a fat-eliminating process that employs laser technology to “melt” fat away. During the treatment, the SculpSure® device is wrapped around you like a belt and delivers laser-directed heat to melt fat cells underneath the surface of the skin while leaving other tissues unaffected. The SculpSure® device delivers an alternating cooling effect with the heat laser, making the treatment safe. Treatment takes about 25 minutes and you may relax, read, or nap during the procedure. Over the 6 weeks following the procedure, your body’s lymphatic system naturally flushes out the destroyed fat cells gradually increasing definition and tone in the treatment area. Most patients will require a second treatment to reach their aesthetic goal. Follow-up treatments may be performed about six to 12 weeks after the initial treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects with SculpSure®?
SculpSure® is relatively low-risk because the procedure requires no anesthesia or incisions. The heat delivery during treatment may cause some minor pinching or a tingling sensation, and you may experience some soreness, bruising, and achiness following treatment. Massaging the treatment area may help alleviate these symptoms, as will over-the-counter medication. Typically, these side effects resolve themselves within a day or two.
How Does SculpSure® Compare to Other Body Sculpting Procedures?
SculpSure® is often compared to CoolSculpting® as both use a similar process of destroying fat cells so your body may dispose of them naturally. The difference between these two treatments is that while CoolSculpting® uses the process of controlled cooling, also known as cryolipolysis, SculpSure® achieves its goals through delivery of laser-controlled heat. Both procedures have minimal downtime and risks, but SculpSure® typically costs a bit less than CoolSculpting®.
SculpSure® and CoolSculpting® are both non-invasive fat reducing procedures. SculpSure® offers the latest technology utilizing laser energy to melt fat below the skin. It is a quicker procedure and can more easily treat multiple sites at once. There is no downtime with SculpSure® treatments. In west Alabama, SculpSure® is offered exclusively at Menard Plastic Surgery.
Is There Any Downtime with SculpSure®?
The SculpSure® procedure takes only 25 minutes to perform and is noninvasive, so it requires no recovery period. While you may experience minor soreness after the procedure, most patients are able to return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
What Can I Expect After SculpSure®?
As your body disposes of the treated fat cells, your results will become visible between six to 12 weeks after treatment. Clinical trials have demonstrated that one session results in about 24 percent reduction of fat in the treated area . You will be able to fully appreciate your results about 12 weeks after the initial treatment. Fat cells destroyed during the procedure will not regenerate in the treatment area, however, you should still follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
If you want to tighten and define your body contour by reducing bumps and fatty bulges in problem areas, contact Menard Plastic Surgery today to inquire about SculpSure®. Serving residents of the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham area, Menard Plastic Surgery offers safe and effective SculpSure® treatments to sculpt a toned and lean body.