Muffin tops. Belly pooch. Love handles. Cute names, sure, but no matter what you call them, there’s no getting around what they really are: stubborn pockets of flabby fat that just won’t budge, no matter how many exercises you do or how closely you watch your diet. At Hamptons Medical Associates, we help men and women get rid of stubborn fat without surgery using the state-of-the-art SculpSure® body sculpting system, a laser-based system that uses targeted heat to break down and literally melt away fat cells — without incisions, scars, downtime, or the high price tag of surgical liposuction. Here’s how it can help you get rid of your flabby trouble spots.
How SculpSure melts away fat — for good
SculpSure uses a technique called laser lipolysis, which literally means fat destruction, using lasers. Lipolysis involves destroying fat cells by breaking down the cell walls, and that’s just what the SculpSure system does. The laser energy employed by the SculpSure device is especially attracted to fat cells. That means when the energy reaches the deeper layers of skin where fat cells are located, those cells soak up most of the laser energy, heating up in the process. That extra heat causes the cell walls to break apart, releasing the fatty contents and essentially melting away the fat. Because the energy is absorbed primarily by fat, the surrounding tissues aren’t affected or damaged during the treatment. Targeting fat cells also means your treatment can be very precise — much more precise and consistent that the results achieved with surgical liposuction.
Once the fat cells are liquefied, the remaining fatty debris is carried off by your body’s natural “waste disposal” processes facilitated by your lymphatic system. Over a course of about 12 weeks after your treatment, the debris is removed from the treatment area, metabolized, and eliminated naturally, leaving you with a trimmer figure and sleeker contours.
SculpSure vs. liposuction
SculpSure isn’t designed to remove as much fat as surgical liposuction, making it best for men and women who are at or near their ideal body weight. Beyond that, it offers plenty of advantages over liposuction surgery.
It’s not invasive
Unlike liposuction, SculpSure is not surgery. There are no incisions, there’s no bleeding and there’s no need for anesthesia. The SculpSure treatment is performed right here in our office, and the entire process takes less than an hour. While you’re having your treatment, you can just recline and relax while the special applicator does the work.
It’s very precise (and predictable)
The laser technology used in SculpSure allows for precise targeting of fat cells so you can count on results that are predictable and consistent. Compare that to surgical liposuction that breaks apart fat cells with a large hollow tube (called a cannula). With SculpSure, you don’t have to worry about excess tissue damage, and your results can be a lot smoother, sleeker, and more natural-looking compared to liposuction.
There’s no downtime
Since SculpSure doesn’t damage tissue other than the targeted fat cells, you don’t have to worry about significant swelling or bruising after your treatment. And since there are no incisions, you won’t have any scars either. In fact, unlike liposuction that requires activity restrictions during recovery, with SculpSure you can go back to your regular routine right after your treatment.
Let’s be real. We all have budgets to think about. And when it comes to treatments that help us look (and feel) better, we tend to put those items lower down the list. The good news is, SculpSure treatment is much more affordable than liposuction surgery, and because it uses no anesthesia and there are no operating room costs, you save even more. In fact, considering the big boost in self-confidence you can experience when you know you look great, SculpSure is a pretty wise investment in feeling your best.
Kick your trouble spots to the curb
With SculpSure, there’s no reason to live with stubborn, flabby pockets of resistant fat. And if you schedule your SculpSure treatment now, your new sleeker contours will be ready to flaunt before you know it. To learn more about SculpSure treatment at Hamptons Medical Associates or to schedule a consultation visit, book an appointment online today.