SculpSure after Lipo and fat transfer to breast. Is it safe?

I just had Lipo done on my abdominal, flanks, and inner outer thighs for fat transfer to breast two weeks ago. I don't want to put my body through more pain, so I'm thinking about getting SculpSure for my upper arm. Is it safe and wise to do this right after Lipo and fat transfer? I know after fat transfer my main concern is how many fat cell will survive in my breast. If I get SculpSure for my upper arms, would it have an effect on my breasts?

Doctor Answers 14

Sculpsure for the arms

Yes, you are fine having Sculpsure on your arms. The treatment is completely localized and will not in any way adversely affect the fat grafting to your breasts. However, your body is still healing so having another procedure so soon may be more painful than normal and/or lead to a longer recovery time. Best to discuss with your surgeon. 

Boston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

SculpSure After Fat Transfer

It is safe for you to have SculpSure done on the upper arms without any concerns regarding the fat transfer to the breast area. The area where the applicators are placed is the localized area that will be treated spreading 35% from applicator. Best, Dr Faraz

Patricia Faraz, MD
Ladera Ranch OB/GYN
4.7 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Does Treatment with SculpSure Affect any Other Part of my Body? Just Had Fat Transfer to Breasts.

SculpSure is a local treatment and will not affect any other part of your body.  There is no connection. The laser energy is localized to the fat under the applicator only. It has no systemic effects either. The fat gradually dies and is metabolized. The grafted fat cells in your breasts get their new blood supply within 48 hours after grafting and then live there permanently, unaffected by anything other than general weight loss and gain, just as those cells would behave in the original areas from which they were taken.

Robert M. Lowen, MD
Mountain View Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 48 reviews


Thank you for your question. I suggest that you discuss with your board certified facial plastic surgeon. They would be best for recommending the combination of your procedures. SculpSure should not affect the procedure of SmartLipo because it was performed on a different site. Always consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 117 reviews

SculpSure on Arms

It is perfectly safe to have SculpSure performed on your arms, as no other area of the body will be affected. We have found this procedure to be very effective for stubborn arm fat, often times requiring only one treatment. SculpSure is a very safe procedure, destroying fat cells in a given area but leaving all other structures intact and unharmed - as a bonus the laser does have a skin tightening effect as well. The procedure takes only 25 minutes in total and you can resume normal activity immediately after. SculpSure is the best non-invasive alternative to liposuction that can provide incredible results without the pain or downtime.

Dennis Gross, MD
New York Dermatologist
4.4 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

SculpSure after fat transfer/lipo

Although using SculpSure on your arms is considered "off label", many clinicians have reported great results with this treatment.  A SculpSure treatment will only affect the fat cells in the targeted areas, so in this case it should not effect the fat cells in your breast.  I would recommend that you check with the surgeon who performed the fat transfer and lipo to determine the best wait time between treatments, to allow your body the time it needs to properly heal.  All the best to you!

SculpSure can be used on the arms

SculpSure can be used "off label" for fat reduction of the upper arms.  It will not affect any other area of the body, including your breasts.

David Finkle, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

SculpSure for the Arms

Your previous liposuction and fat transfer should not be affected by the SculpSure to the arms.  This is a very reasonable goal for SculpSure.  You will need to do a consultation however to make sure that this is the right treatment for your arms.

Jeff Birchall, MD
Carlsbad Physician
4.7 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Having Sculpsure on your arms will not affect your breasts

there is no reason why doing Sculpsure to your arms, will have any negative effect on the fat transfer to your arms. There is no reason to be concerned.

good luck

david berman md

David E. Berman, MD
Sterling Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

Sculpsure to the arms after fat transfer to breasts

Sculpsure is not approved for the arms, but can be used off-label in this area.  Sculpsure of the arms should not interfere with the fat transfer to your breasts. Be sure to be well hydrated to promote drainage of the metabolized destroyed fat cells.    

Susan Chapman, MD
Kailua OB/GYN
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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