If you’re like most people, you probably have a few extra pounds hanging around that just don’t want to budge, no matter how hard you exercise and diet. In fact, staring at those stubborn pockets of fat can be downright discouraging, especially when you do what you can to live a healthy life. Sure, you could have liposuction surgery to finally get rid of stubborn fat. But liposuction is costly, and it also has all the downsides of invasive surgery, like the risks of infection and bleeding, not to mention a protracted and uncomfortable recovery period. And of course, general anesthesia used during liposuction has its own set of risks and potential complications. And even if you had liposuction surgery, the outcome isn't always predictable, which means you could be left with a result that just isn't what you were hoping for.
That's a lot of risks to get rid of a few pockets of stubborn fat. Fortunately, at CrossRoads Family Medicine, we help patients get rid of areas of resistant fat without incisions, surgery or anesthesia, using a state-of-the-art system called SculpSure®. SculpSure uses a technique called laser lipolysis to liquefy and melt away fat on your belly, flanks, love handles, hips, waist and other areas of your body, and it does it all in about 30 minutes. Here's how it can help you finally get the body you want.
Fat loss with laser precision
SculpSure uses special applicators that are designed to emit controlled amounts of laser energy at very specific wavelengths, which means the energy effectively targets the deeper layers of tissue where fat cells are found. Once the energy reaches those layers, the fat cells absorb the energy and “heat up.” The increase in heat causes the fat cell walls to break down, melting fat so it can be carried away over the next few weeks by the body’s lymphatic system.
Of course, one of the major advantages of SculpSure is that there’s no surgery involved — no incisions, no anesthesia and no long, uncomfortable recovery period. But there’s another big advantage: Because SculpSure’s lasers are so precise, your results are going to be much more predictable and consistent. And because your fat is being melted away instead of being suctioned out, your contours are going to be much smoother and sleeker. SculpSure is a body sculpting treatment, which means it’s not designed to remove as much fat as invasive liposuction surgery. But it can be a great choice for anyone who wants to get rid of isolated areas of fat, and for people who’ve plateaued in their dieting and weight-loss efforts.
SculpSure treatment: Here's what happens
SculpSure treatment is performed right in our office in a comfortable setting so you can recline and relax while the system does its work. Before treatment begins, the SculpSure applicators will be placed over the treatment areas. In addition to emitting laser heat to melt away fat cells, the applicators also feature cooling surfaces to keep your skin comfortable throughout the treatment. In fact, you’ll notice alternative waves of warmth and coolness during your session, which most patients say is very relaxing and soothing. You can expect your treatment to last about a half hour, and you can have multiple areas treated in a single session, which makes it easier and more convenient than ever to get the body you want without invasive, painful surgery.
Afterward, you’ll be free to go home and relax. There’s no downtime, so you can get back to your regular activities shortly after your treatment. Since SculpSure uses the body’s own “waste” system to get rid of the fat and debris, it’ll take a few weeks (about six, generally) before you start to see the results of your treatment. In about 12 weeks, you'll be able to see your new, sleeker contours and start enjoying the slimmer new you.
Get the body you want
Wishing and hoping isn't going to make your fat disappear. You need to take action. Make 2019 the year of your new, improved, slimmer body and get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat once and for all with SculpSure. You'll look great and you'll feel more confident for the rest of 2019 and for years to come. To learn more about SculpSure and how it can help you achieve your New Year's resolutions, contact the practice today.