Do you find yourself spending far too much time in front of the mirror staring at those stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t go away no matter what you do? When you exercise, eat right, and make healthy lifestyle choices, it can be aggravating to still see those unsightly bulges of fat. The more you try to reshape and tone them, the more stubborn they seem to become.
If you think an invasive surgery is your only option to achieve the figure of your dreams, you should consider the safe, effective, noninvasive SculpSure® system. SculpSure treatments, offered by David Chappell, MD, at the Institute for Health Management Aesthetics, in Petaluma, California, can get rid of your most stubborn areas of fat without surgery.
Some fat just won’t budge
Some types of fat are resistant to shrinking no matter what you do, and this means you can be fit and healthy and still have pockets of fat that won’t budge. Typically, this resistant fat is found in particular areas of your body, such as your arms, abdomen, back, and thighs.
The reason some fat won’t leave is because its placement is dictated by your body, not how much you exercise. So no matter how many stomach crunches you do or weights you lift, some fat won’t leave short of outside intervention.
Surgery is invasive and time-consuming
While there are invasive procedures that will remove stubborn pockets of fat — such as liposuction and tummy tucks — they can carry risks.
A tummy tuck is full-on surgery. It must be performed in a hospital under general anesthesia, and it carries all the risks that go along with surgery, such as the potential for infection, fluid accumulation, and the loss of feeling near the incision site. Furthermore, recovery can take up to a few months.
Liposuction is also an invasive procedure. It can be painful, leave scars, and require weeks to recover.
SculpSure is a noninvasive alternative to surgery
SculpSure gives you results without the invasiveness of a tummy tuck or liposuction procedure.
With SculpSure, the fat cells are heated up to a temperature that damages them through the use of precisely controlled laser energy. Once the fat cells have been destroyed, your body’s lymphatic system eliminates them naturally over the following weeks. Your body won’t replace the fat cells, so the fat that’s destroyed will be gone for good.
You should start seeing results in about six weeks, with optimal results in about 12 weeks. Although not all patients will experience the exact same results, many see an astounding difference. You can eliminate as much as 24% of the targeted fat cells in a SculpSure procedure. Depending on your desired results, you and Dr. Chappell will determine the number of treatments required to attain your goal.
Each treatment session lasts around 25 minutes, and the procedure is simple. First, a flat and smooth applicator is placed on the area you want treated. When the system is activated, the laser energy destroys the targeted fat cells. Despite the laser heating the fat cells, you will stay comfortable, and your skin will stay cool due to the built-in cooling system. There are no incisions, and you will need no downtime. You can continue your regular activities right after treatment.
To see if SculpSure can help you get rid of your stubborn pockets of fat, book an appointment online or over the phone with the Institute for Health Management Aesthetics today.