Can you have Sculpsure if you have an artificial hip?

I had a hip replacement and am looking to get Sculpsure and wondered if the joint interferes with the machine?

Doctor Answers 7

Artificial hip & SculpSure

Yes. It is safe to have SculpSure when you have an artificial hip. Let your practitioner know so that he or she can avoid putting the plates directly over your implant. Best of luck.

Boston Plastic Surgeon
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I have had a total hip replacement and i did Sculpsure on my flanks

it is safe to do this procedure if you have a hip replacement. i did it on myself, just to prove it!!!

david berman md

David E. Berman, MD
Sterling Plastic Surgeon
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Hi there, 

Your hip replacement should not interfere with your SculpSure treatment. However, the area is to be avoided during treatment because it can heat up and cause complications.

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question. Yes, with SculpSure being applied to the flanks and tummy, your replaced hip will be safe. Please consult in person with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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SculpSure is safe

People with artificial joints can safely have SculpSure treatments.  Bones and joints tend to heat up with the treatment and can become uncomfortable, so these areas need to be avoided.Good Luck1

David Finkle, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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Hip Implant is Fine

The SculpSure laser will not be placed over the him directly and will be placed at a distance.  Alert your doctor so the planning will be adjusted to avoid your implant.  There should be no problem with the implant.

Keith Denkler, MD
Marin Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Hip prosthesis effect?

This is an easy question---the answer is NO. However, you do not want to put the laser over the metal since this is unstudied and probably not safe. The abdomen and flanks would be fine (on label) and the inner thighs and outer on good hip would be fine (off-label.)

Lawrence Eisenhauer, MD
Encinitas OB/GYN
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