Two different consultations told me I am not a good candidate for sculpsure, because my fat is considered to be visceral?
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This is very easy to answer
if you have enough fat that you can pinch it, this fat will be improved. If you have a stomach that sticks out but you can barely pinch any fat - then this fat, is behind the muscle and NOTHING except diet and exercising will help you. Sculpsure, Smartlipo nor even a tummy tuck, will be of any help.
if you see a board certified plastic surgeon then can easily and quickly tell you, if you are a good candidate, if you are still confused.
david berman md
All SculpSure treatments begin with an assessment of the area to be treated. It is hard to answer your question without a picture or without an in-person examination of the fat you would like to treat. SculpSure is not indicated to treat visceral fat. It is best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in non-invasive body contouring procedures.
My fat is considered to be visceral?
Obviously very difficult to provide good info without seeing photos or being able to examine you in person. If your fat is truly visceral, then no, you would not be a candidate for SculpSure, or for that matter, for any other body contouring device, or even for lipo. All of these treatments are designed to treat the Superficial fat only, which is the fat between the skin and the underlying muscle layer. Visceral fat is the fat that is inside your abdominal cavity, and wrapped around your organs. None of the above options can treat this type of fat, which can only be reduced by diet, exercise or hormonal therapy. Whoever you have seen needs to clarify for you which areas are superficial, and can be treated, and which are visceral, and cannot.
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Thank you for your question. I am curious as to the type of doctors that you have seen. Are they board certified? Do all of them perform SculpSure and liposuction?
I suggest that you consult in person with a board certified surgeon whose office has both the SculpSure and liposcution capabilities. For your information, SculpSure is intended to address the stubborn subcutaneous fat that is difficult to eliminate with diet and exercise alone.
Visceral fat and SculpSure
SculpSure is a good option for people who have subcutaneous ( under the skin ) fat that is hard to get rid of even after exercise and diet. It is a cosmetic body contouring procedure. The visceral fat is the fat that is important to remove to decrease risk of heart disease, diabetes and more. This can only be done through diet and exercise. I would advice to concentrate on diminishing the visceral fat first and then adding SculpSure in the end for the finishing touch. As mentioned below, it is best to have a BMI of 30 or lower to really see the affects of ScuplSure.
SculpSure, Vanquish for Fat Reducing -- If Visceral Fat, you would need weight loss or hormonal therapy
For best results I suggest a 4D VASER hi-def liposuction contouring procedure with fat transfer. With a VASER Hi Def procedure you get much more than just fat removal you get tightening, toning, and cellulite improvement. Non invasive treamtents like SculpSure give small improvements where body shaping procedures like liposuction give much more of an outcome. I would see an expert for a formal consultation. Best, Dr. Emer
Can be a Difficult Diagnosis
Viceral fat means that the fat is around your various intra-abdominal organs. While this may be true and all of us have some visceral fat, you also may have subcutaneous fat in the areas of flanks, abdomen, etc that would work well with SculpSure. This could potentially make you waistline slimmer even though you do have visceral fat. I would have an opinion from a specialized SculpSure center and have either an MD or Nurse Practitioner evaluate you and decide at that point
Am I a good candidate for SculpSure?
What is visceral fat
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