Would it qualify for and benefit from sculpsure procedure? (Photos)

Can I go for the sculpsure procedure at my current weight , 201lbs ,5'4",

Doctor Answers 14

Not Ideal Candidate for SculpSure

SculpSure technology target stubborn unwanted fat around the abdomen and flanks. SculpSure is indicated for patients with Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or under, or patients who are within 10 -20 lbs of their ideal weight. Unfortunately, SculpSure would not be an effective treatment for someone like yourself who has greater subcutaneous fat than the recommendations indicated for SculpSure treatments. 

Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to see what the best options would be for your fat loss goals. 


Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 114 reviews

SculpSure

Thank you for your question. SculpSure aims to target subcutaneous fat. I think that it would be an ideal complementary treatment for you after you utilize the benefits of a tummy tuck. Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to create a treatment plan based on the procedures that are most ideal for your body.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 97 reviews

Not a SculpSure Candidate

From your pictures it appears you would be far better served with an abdominoplasty.  (Tummy Tuck).  As other doctors have answered the excess skin you have would not be addressed by SculpSure.  See a board certified plastic surgeon for a more complete discussion of your body contouring options.
Dr. C

Candidate for SculpSure?

Thank you for sharing your photos and your question.  SculpSure is the world's only laser for non-invasive fat reduction for stubborn pockets of fat.  Based on your photos, SculpSure would not be the best primary treatment.  If you do not want to have surgery (#abdominoplasty), you may consider utilizing a combination approach such as the Silhouette Procedure (Vanquish ME, Exilis Ultra, Cellutone combination) to first reduce large amounts of fat.  Then you can utilize SculpSure to fine tune any smaller remaining fat pockets.  Find an expert physician in your area that can customize the treatments for your body.  You can see amazing results.  None of these procedures is a substitute for diet and exercise.
Best of luck,Suneel Chilukuri, M.D.
#fatreduction, #fatloss, #bodyshaping, #bodycontouring, #nonsurgical, #noninvasive, #combinationtherapy, #SilhouetteProcedure, #VanquishME, #BTLExilis, #BTLCellutone, #SculpSure, #Cynosure, #ifmyclothescouldtalk, #Ultrashape, #Velashape, #CoolSculpt, #plasticsurgery, #dermatology, #Houston, #Texas, #RefreshDermatology, #Chilukuri

Suneel Chilukuri, MD
Houston Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Sculpsure Candidates

Sculpsure is best for patients who have a normal BMI (Body Mass Index) or close to normal ( in the overweight category).   To see significant improvement at your BMI would necessitate many areas and repeat treatments in the same area.  And Sculpsure would not be able to reduce the excess skin in those areas.  Therefore, I would advise you to see a plastic surgeon for evalulation for an abdominoplasty procedure.

Need to improve your BMI first for optimal results

Thanks for your photo and question! Sculpsure is a really great new procedure, but the fat reduction is only about 20% per treatment area. I don't think you would notice much difference unless you did several treatments, which would be very costly. I would first explore ways to achieve some traditional weight loss, and then reward yourself with Sculpsure if you can reach your weight loss goal!!

SculpSure candidate

Hello and thank you for your question and posting pictures. Unfortunately you are not a good candidate for SculpSure. Although you would see some results with SculpSure it would take many treatments and would be very costly. Best, Dr Faraz

SculpSure Candidates

Thank you for your question. SculpSure is a spot fat reduction procedure, meaning it allows people to target specific stubborn areas that have been difficult to loose. It is to help patients reach their desired symmetry and it is not a treatment for excessively overweight patients. From looking at your photos, you do not seem to be an ideal candidate for SculpSure because it seems you may have some loose skin that will affect your results. You should consider SmartLipo with ThermiTight. SmartLipo is an advanced version of liposuction that offers greater precision and power. It can eliminate fat in virtually any body area to give you the trim, contoured figure you desire. This includes fat in the chink, neck, back, arms, buttocks, thighs, calves, abdomen, and flanks (including love handles and muffin tops). The energy of the SmartLipo laser performs two essential functions: (1) it liquefies fat cells, making them easier to remove; and (2) it heats the skin in the treatment area, triggering a healing response that stimulates collagen growth, leading to smoother results than other types of liposuction. ThermiTight delivers radio frequency energy subcutaneously to tighten your skin. If you are interested please have an in-person consultation so that a qualified physician can review your treatment areas. 

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Ideal candidate for Sculpsure

Thanks for your inquiry.Sculpsure is optimal for a BMI less than 30.However, those with a higher BMI can have some Sculpsure treatments in order to "jump-start" your exercise and weight loss program.Best wishes,Dr. Denkler

Who is a candidate for SculpSure?

To be a candidate for SculpSure your Body Mass Index (BMI) needs to be less than 30.  At 5' 4" and 201 lbs, your BMI is around 35, so, no, you would not be a candidate for SculpSure.

David Finkle, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 73 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.