Can SculpSure cause uneven fat loss?
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Thanks for your question. 5 weeks is too soon to see final results- you should allow the full 12 weeks before comparing before and after photos as everyone responds differently. Should you still appear lopsided, you may discuss options with your doctor. Best, Dr. Katz
It would be very, very unusual to have uneven fat loss after Sculpsure
you need to wait a full 3 months after your last treatment of Sculpsure before assess if you are uneven.
it is also important to be aware that the left and right sides of our body are NEVER exactly the same. it is common after any bilateral procedure to pay more attention to symmetry and thus notice asymmetries that were present before the procedure (this is true of breast augmentation and reduction as well as blepharoplasties etc)
david berman md
Thank you for your question. You may find that over the next 1-7 weeks (the recommended 6-12 week post op period) that you will heal evenly. I suggest that you also discuss with your board certified facial plastic surgeon. Your before and after photos will indicate the extent of your progress and unevenness.
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Sculpsure and asymmetry
Genetically we are all created differently so it is not easy to say that you may or may not produce uneven results from getting a SculpSure procedure. The good part about SculpSure is that it uses a heat induced laser which distributes to the surrounding areas as well during the treatment session so the likeliness of you having a hallow appearance or what some call "shark bite effect" next to the non-treated area is very rare or highly unlikely. In the case of irregularities, it can be easily treated with another session of SculpSure to balance and smooth out results if required. I suggest waiting up to the recommended 6 to 12 weeks to see the final results.
Other factors that may contribute to uneven fat loss could be a poorly fit applicator head to the treatment site. A tight and secured skin contact is required for the machine to effectively deliver the laser to the body. Consult with your practitioner who performed the procedure for you if you feel concerned.
Asymmetry after SculpSure is possible
Uneven fat loss with SculpSure
Thank you for your question. SculpSure is a fantastic laser therapy that will destroy fats cells and over time the body will get rid of the fat cells that have been damaged. Many people will need 2 treatments. After the first treatment it can take up to 12 weeks for the body to remove the damaged cells. Since it has only been 5 weeks you still have a little bit more time before you see the final results. It is important to make a follow-up appointment with your doctor at the 6 week mark to see how you are progressing and evaluate the need for another treatment. Most of us are asymmetrical and probably don't notice until there is a change in us. Check with your physician and discuss the plan for complete body contouring.
Patience and Lymphatics
Yes, we can occasionally see this with Sculpsure and other procedures. 5 weeks is too early to make the call. The body's lymphatic system doesn't always drain in an even way. At this point, I would keep doing what your are doing. At 10-12 weeks, I would go back and if there is still more on the right, I would have them just do that side (which they may do at no cost or discounted).
It is still very early since your Sculpsure treatment so I would continue with light massage to the areas treated for the next 7 weeks. Most of us are not totally symmetric in our body shapes so it is possible that one side may appear different but this is something that your physician can help work with you on. I would be sure to communicate any concerns with your doctor so they are aware and can help with further treatments.