In my practice I find SculpSure has several advantages over CoolSculpting. SculpSure is quicker, more comfortable and more predictable. For a similar investment you are far more likely to be pleased with your SculpSure experience compared to CoolSculpting. Neither works well for the actual buttocks. Quite frankly there are no good noninvasive procedures for buttock sculpting or shaping. See your board certified plastic surgeon for a more complete discussion of body contouring options. Dr C
How does SureSculpt compare to CoolSculpting? Can either technique be used to treat the buttocks?
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SculpSure has several advantages
Both can work
Sculpsure applicators are applied directly to the skin and help melt the fat by contact.
Buttocks are tricky as one needs to judge any possible skin sagging after the treatment as the buttocks are more prone to laxity.
Buttocks vs Outer Thigh
Many women want the perfect "butt" ...but the challenge is to define what the expectations really are. The key is not to affect the natural curve of the buttocks while still achieving definition. I would not try to "de-fat" the curve itself. This often leads to irregular results that are seen with liposuction. Instead, we typically use SculpSure to upper thigh and saddle-bag areas (along with some PelleFirm skin tightening) to achieve that buttock contour that most women really want.
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Sculpsure vs cool sculpting
Sculpsure, Coolsculpting, Vanquish, Thermi
The body contouring effects are seen in as quick as six weeks with final results at 12 weeks.
The results are permanent as long as you maintain your weight and health.
The laser targets and destroys the fat cells only which are then naturally removed from the body. Since the laser does not affect the skin or muscle it can be used on all skin colors and there has been no reported incidents of burns when treated by a properly trained physician.
It has four applicators that can be customized to treat the areas of stubborn fat.
If a second treatment is needed we wait at least six weeks and usually closer to 12.
There is no downtime and you can resume your normal activities right after the treatment. There may be some soreness in the area for a few days for which you can take ibuprofen or tylenol. A cold compress can also be used.
Sculpsure is not used for skin tightening however some of her patients have seen this. If more skin tightening is needed we have combined this with thermi or Ulthera for a complete treatment. Sculpsure is recommended for stubborn areas of fat that are not being lost by diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss treatment
Since I have both a coolsculpting and sculpsure I am working on protocols of utilizing both of these depending upon what areas need to be treated and the response to the treatment. Coolsculpting freezes the fat while sculpsure heats it.
I have used sculpsure on other areas other than the abdomen with very good results. I do not recommend it on the buttocks.
I also use a Vectra 3D imaging system to try and show people what their treatment areas could look like.
Since Sculpsure outcomes can be based on technique and experience, please see a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes body contouring to see if Sculpsure or other treatments are available to meet your goals.
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Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
Versatility is the Key
Both excellent machines.
My practice also has Coolsculpting. It works well, and results are consistently 'good to excellent' with one provision- if the applicator fits, it works. The downside, each treatment cycle takes 60 plus minutes, and the pain after the treatment may last days to weeks.
The best option really comes down to an assessment, and if both devices suit you, its your downtime.
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
SculpSure vs CoolSculpting
- Quicker, only 24 minutes vs an hour
- Multiple areas can be treated at once
- Can be applied any where on the body, CoolSculpting needs loose skin to be "sucked" into the applicator
- The actual treatment is less painful
- Post treatment is less painful
- The cost is the same
- No hypertrophic response has been reported like with CoolSculpting
- There is feathering around the applicators rather than a sharp cut off
- It's a LASER!
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