Patients looking for a nonsurgical liposuction alternative at our Orange County practice in Southern California can now choose SculpSure, the first noninvasive laser treatment cleared by the FDA to reduce fat in trouble spots such as the tummy and flanks. Dr. Andrew Smith carefully evaluates new technologies — which are often introduced with much hype — to ensure his patients will truly benefit. SculpSure passes the test as an efficient, comfortable treatment that produces excellent results.
If you want to tone and contour your abdomen and flanks, request a FREE consultation with Dr. Smith in Irvine and Corona to learn more about this liposuction alternative. Or you can call us at (949) 653-7000.
What SculpSure Can Do for You
Even individuals who lead healthy lifestyles, exercise regularly, and watch what they eat can have bulging, unwanted fat. Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments — both in Orange County and nationwide — because it can tone and contour those trouble spots. But for patients who want to avoid a surgical procedure and the downtime that follows, SculpSure is an excellent liposuction alternative.
Good SculpSure candidates possess these qualities:
- Good skin elasticity
- A healthy weight
- A desire to remove troubling pockets of unwanted fat
A SculpSure treatment is not a weight-loss procedure; rather, it is for toning and contouring specific spots. Its effectiveness is better reflected in the mirror than on a scale. During your consultation, Dr. Smith discusses what you can expect and whether SculpSure is the right treatment for your aesthetic goals.
Watch this video for an overview of a SculpSure treatment session.
Your SculpSure Treatment
SculpSure uses laser energy to reduce fat in the treatment areas by up to 25% during a single 25-minute session. That is about half the time needed for other nonsurgical fat reduction treatments.
During the procedure, the laser heats and destroys fat cells without affecting the skin’s surface. Your body naturally absorbs the damaged fat cells, which are removed through normal metabolic process. Some patients say they experience an intermittent tingling sensation throughout the treatment, but they generally remain comfortable.
How SculpSure Works
Your Recovery and Beyond
Because SculpSure is a noninvasive procedure, you can return to work or other normal daily activities immediately afterward. Results emerge gradually as the damaged fat cells are removed from the body. You may start noticing the initial results about 6 weeks after the treatment, but it will be probably 3 months before you see optimal results. Some patients may require more than 1 treatment to achieve the results they desire. It’s also important to note that results from SculpSure will not be as dramatic as those possible with traditional liposuction.
Fat cells targeted and destroyed during a SculpSure treatment are gone permanently. Unlike weight loss, which causes fat cells to shrink, SculpSure permanently eliminates fat cells. That said, regular exercise and a nutritious diet are important factors in maintaining your results.