It may be the middle of winter, but before you know it, the sun will be out and you'll be eager to spread out on a beach towel. But it can be difficult to lose the last few pounds from problem areas like the stomach and the buttocks. Some individuals are hesitant to get invasive surgery like liposuction. They can instead come to Long Island's top plastic surgery location at Marotta MedSpa, to try SculpSure™.
What is SculpSure™?
CBS News reported that this FDA -approved procedure uses lasers to reduce body fat around trouble areas. These lasers are hyperthermic (high-heat), and focus on fat cells under the skin. Elise Minton, writing for New Beauty, noted that the laser treatment is followed by a cooling sensation to minimize discomfort. Patients return to their doctor after 12 weeks for their initial follow-up and will likely need two or three procedures to achieve the best results. Studies have found that patients lost 24 percent to 30 percent of the fat from their most troublesome areas.
SculpSure™ is an ideal procedure for individuals who want to get back into their daily routine almost immediately. Patients will likely have some redness and swelling in the days following, but can continue going to the gym and working. Each SculpSure™ session is about 25 minutes – but if you're looking to minimize the amount of fat across large swaths of your body, your doctor will likely focus on the areas in two separate sessions. While there are injectables on the market that can reduce fat, they are not FDA-approved for the stomach, hips and buttocks.
Why choose this over liposuction?
If you're looking for a solution to smooth down your tummy or hips, SculpSure™ is a less invasive procedure than liposuction, especially if you have a body mass index below 30. However, if you're struggling with deep-tissue fat, you may have higher health risks, according to Harvard Health Publications, making liposuction a better choice. Also, if you're looking for a procedure to remove excess fat from your neck or your arms, you should talk to your doctor about liposuction in addition to SculpSure™.
To make sure you're ready for beach weather, consider visiting Marotta MedSpa to receive SculpSure™ treatments. Dr. Marotta is a dual board certified plastic surgeon who strives to help patients look and feel their best. Schedule a free consultation with Marotta MedSpa to see how Sculpsure can help you achieve your health and beauty goals.