As anyone who as ever tried to slim down can tell you, the process is not easy. If you’re currently in the process of trying to tone up or feel better about your body, you can relate. Losing weight and tightening up your body is often a long process with many stumbling blocks along the way. People will often blame themselves if they don’t hit their goals. While it’s true that no one can force you to diet and exercise other than yourself, even the most vigilant health enthusiasts can have difficulty in getting the body they want. Unfortunately, that’s just how our body composition works. That’s why most of us share what are commonly called “problem areas.” These are areas of the body that tend to stubbornly retain fat despite our best efforts and it affects most people.
Common problem areas include the abdomen, hips, and buttocks. Fat loves to make its way to our centers and linger there. There are many reasons why it’s so hard to lose stubborn fat in our middles. Only some of those reasons pertain to exercise. Many of them like age, hormones, and genetics are beyond our control. If this sounds unfair to you, don’t be discouraged. This is where your doctor can help.
If you’ve exhausted all of your options for trying to slim down your problem areas, it’s time to talk to your doctor about what kinds of procedures would be available to you. Every person is different as far as what procedures they are willing to go through and which ones they are healthy enough to undergo. Intrusive procedures like tummy tucks and liposuction are major ordeals that aren’t right for everyone. While those are some of the more popular procedures when discussing weight loss, there are more options out there.
For those looking for non-intrusive options there is lipolysis. Lipolysis essentially melts away fat via laser. Compare this to liposuction where a tube must be inserted to vacuum the fat, and you can see why lipolysis would be preferable.
SculpSure is a relatively new kind of lipolysis that is producing fantastic results for patients. It has FDA approval for targeting problem areas with a course of laser treatments and greatly reduces fat and its associated appearance. When starting your SculpSure treatment this is what to expect: laser lights get targeted on your designated problem areas that you are looking to treat. These controlled light waves gradually melt away fat cells during the session. This is about a twenty-five minute procedure that can destroy upwards of twenty-four percent of treated fat cells.
While each session is around twenty-five minutes, it isn’t a one and done kind of solution. If you’ve ever undergone any kind of laser treatment before, you know they often require multiple sessions to see the most benefits. Over time you’ll notice the disappearance of fat and a toning of the area. Your doctor will go over the duration of your treatments with you. Some patients will see visible changes as early as six weeks into treatment. Twelve weeks is often when you’ll see optimal results with more dramatic appearances of toning.
SculpSure offers many benefits that will leave patients satisfied. It is non-invasive and won’t leave sagging skin like other kinds of weight related procedures sometimes do. The only real side effect is the slight discomfort you may experience while the lasers are treating you. The skin could appear red and irritated. Some patients may even experience deep tissue bruising. However, these side effects are temporary and often dissipate in a day or two. It’s hard to beat that kind of recovery time.
Another benefit is that the effects of SculpSure can be lifelong. While healthy habits are an integral part of maintaining your toned appearance, the laser treatment actually destroys the fat cells and they will not regenerate. Few alternative treatments can boast those kinds of results.
Finally, one of the biggest benefits is the fact that there is no recovery or downtime following your treatment. When it comes to plastic surgery, there is often months of recovery with redness and swelling. Not so with SculpSure. You’ll be feeling fine right away and can go straight back to normal activity. Hypothetically, you could undergo a treatment during your lunch break and head straight back to work no worse for wear.
Now that you know a bit more about SculpSure and how it can help you obtain your body goals, it’s time to take the next step and talk to your doctor about your options. Dr. Gautami Agastya is a Board Certified physician who specializes in performing many different types of cosmetic procedures, including SculpSure. If you’re ready to change your life, make an appointment for a consultation today.