SculpSure / ultrashape vs lipo?
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Expectations vs invasive and non invasive procedures.
As fro Ultrashape and SculpSure, these are non invasive methods of fat reduction. They take up to 6 weeks before seeing results, and upto 3 months for the best outcomes. I have experience with both Ultrashape and SculpSure, and the later (SculpSure) is a much better treatment. Another option is Coolsculpting.
My advice is to see someone like Dr Emer who has experiences with all these devices, so you can have the best results possible, whilst meeting your expectations.
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Fiori Institute of Body Contouring
#Sculpsure/#Body Contouring/ #Hi Definition Procedures
Thank you for your question.
Sculpsure is a noninvasive 1060nm diode laser treatment that removes up to 25% of stubborn fat in the treated area in 25 minutes.It is FDA approved for the abdomen and flanks. It is safe if you get pregnant in the future.
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 is protective since it alternates heating and cooling.
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.
If you notice lumps after (which I've never seen) I would recommend massage. You should also alert your surgeon.
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 our 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.
I have used sculpsure on other areas other than the abdomen with very good results.
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.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Sculpsure vs Liposuction
Liposuction will give you more dramatic results. The trade-off is that it is an invasive procedure, requires anesthesia, and will require some downtime for your recovery.
Sculpsure results are not as dramatic as liposuction but works well in the right patients. Sculpsure is non-invasive, does not require anesthesia and there is absolutely no downtime after the procedure.
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Is non-invasive fat treatment right for you?
SculpSure is the new standard in non-invasive fat reduction. It has FDA clearance for use on the abdomen and flanks (sides). Studies show a 20-24% permanent reduction in fat on treated areas. The big question you have to answer for yourself is, 'What are my expectations for treatment?' You'll receive the most drastic results from surgical liposuction, however, you may not want the incisions or risk of contour irregularity seen in this more invasive procedure.
With SculpSure, you can repeat the procedure several times, no less than 6 weeks apart, until the desired result is seen. On average, patients will have two treatments to get their desired result, but many patients are satisfied after just one. To see the final results, you should wait the full 12 weeks, which is similar to the timing with liposuction.
I hope that this answers your questions. As always, visiting your plastic surgeon for a consultation is best. Everyone is unique and there is no "one size fits all" approach for fat reduction.
Best of luck to you!
VASER Hi Def Versus Sculpsure
Sculpsure--how many treatments?
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We have many effective techniques currently.
Plus, larger areas can be treated with liposuction.
Sculpsure can be repeated to keep taking down a troublesome area in lieu of liposuction.
It would be necessary to wait perhaps 6 to 8 weeks.
Different areas can be treated the same day or a week apart.
One session will show results when the fat is fully metabolized after the laser treatment which can take up to 6 to 8 weeks.
Some patients start seeing results at two weeks, but full results are longer.
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Clinical professor of plastic surgery UCSF
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The final decision will be based upon the patient's expectations, health, down time, cost, scars and the surgeon's experience. Please visit with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with experience in body contouring procedures to ensure the best possible result.
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