Hundreds of thousands of liposuction procedures are carried out every year, and this operation has helped millions achieve their cosmetic goals. That being said, there are some clear drawbacks to liposuction, and many patients aren’t ready to undergo an invasive operation that takes weeks to recover from. SculpSure® is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that takes just 25 minutes to complete, and patients don’t have to worry about any downtime following their body contouring appointments. If you are ready to melt away stubborn body fat, then you might want to take a closer look at SculpSure®.
The Truth About Liposuction
Even though liposuction continues to be one of the top cosmetic procedures, its popularity has been declining over the last few decades. The primary goal of liposuction is to manually extract stubborn fat from different areas of the body. In order to extract the fat, a surgeon must make an incision in the skin and insert a thin rod known as a cannula. They will then pull the fat out with suction, and that process is very hard on the body. Following liposuction, many patients must remain in bed for well over 10 days, and those individuals need constant assistance during that time. This operation can also result in large scars near the extraction site, and those scars are difficult to get rid of.
Understanding the Science Behind SculpSure®
This non-invasive treatment shrinks and destroys fat cells with pulses of light energy. Instead of making incisions in the skin, we can place a small applicator over the treatment site. Once that applicator has been turned on, it will target the fat cells with light energy. That energy severely weakens the fat cells without damaging any other soft tissue, and the patient’s body will eventually expel the damaged fat. The side effects of this procedure are minimal, and patients can resume all normal activities after each treatment session.
The Ideal Candidate
As a general rule, this is an excellent treatment for relatively healthy adults who are struggling with unwanted body fat that has been hard to get rid of through diet and exercise. While this technology is remarkably effective, patients must be ready to make a few lifestyle changes if they want the results to last.
In the weeks following your treatments, your stubborn fat is going to disappear before your eyes. If the fat ever returns, then you can simply schedule a quick follow-up appointment. You also have the option of combining SculpSure® with other non-surgical treatments.