I was told by one doctor that Sculpsure treats only the abdomen and thighs. Why is this the case? (photo)
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What areas can SculpSure treat?
Abdomen refers to the upper and lower abdomen itself, while the flanks are considered a separate treatment area. All parts of the thigh can be treated, but we are limited by the size of the applicators at any one time. the full thigh can be done, but it might take several sessions to cover the front, back, side...etc.
SculpSure Treatment areas
SculpSure is only FDA approved for treating the abdomen and flanks (love handles) but it can be used in other areas. It is simply considered "off label". I use it to treat the inner and outer thighs, knees, bra roll and arms on patients. Hope this helps.
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FDA approved areas for sculpsure
Your doctor is correct with the information that is provided. Although sculpsure is only approved to specific areas, this only means that the studies that have been approved by the FDA only have scientific data to the above mentioned areas. The company is in the process to provide with further data supporting the benefits in other areas. The fact that is not FDA approved for the other areas, does not mean that it can not be applied safely wherever there is fat.
Finally, make sure that you have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Wishing you the best in your journey
SculpSure is safe
SculpSure treatment areas
Sculpsure, Coolsculpting, Vanquish
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.
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.
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.
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