If you are considering fat reduction alternatives to cosmetic surgery and liposuction, there is good news for you. There are several approved methods available to help active, healthy people achieve the fat loss they need to target stubborn areas. Here’s what you need to know about the non-invasive, non-surgical SculpSure treatment and how it can help you get effective results.
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SculpSure vs. Liposuction: How They Work
When comparing SculpSure vs. liposuction there are some major differences between them. First, the SculpSure treatment uses laser heat energy to target fat cells in certain areas of the body. It takes about 25 minutes for the procedure to be complete, and patients will notice results in the next few weeks. In one treatment area, 24% of fat cells can be destroyed. As for liposuction, this procedure is more invasive. Surgical liposuction involves general or local anesthesia and the removal of excess fat from the body using a small suction tube. This tube is inserted into the skin via surgical incisions.
The Difference Between Non-Invasive SculpSure and Liposuction
Liposuction is primarily used for body parts such as the abdomen, arms, thighs, back, buttocks, face and neck, and other areas with large deposits of fat. The SculpSure treatment is intended for smaller, stubborn pockets of fat in the love handles, back, thighs, and abdomen.
When comparing costs of SculpSure vs. liposuction, SculpSure is the better option by far. Liposuction procedures can cost more than double the cost of a SculpSure session. The average cost of SculpSure is between $2,000 to $5,000, while liposuction can cost between $3,500 to $10,000. Liposuction can also have added costs for things like anesthesia.
The SculpSure treatment does not involve the use of any invasive tools like surgical knives, which is why there is no associated downtime. Many people spend their lunch break having the short procedure and go back to work afterwards. There may be slight redness, swelling and tenderness for up to two weeks after the treatment session, but no discomfort or pain so severe that a patient would be unable to perform their daily activities. Pain can be eased with gentle massaging twice a day for five to 10 minutes, a cold compress, or over the counter acetaminophen pain killers to relieve any discomfort.
Procedure Risk and Expected Results
One of the reasons why patients choose liposuction is because the results are instant; however, it comes at a price. Aside from its hefty price tag, it also leaves bruising, swelling, pain, numbness, scars, limited mobility, and for some patients, postoperative weight gain. It can take up to a full year to recover for liposuction patients, primarily due to the swelling and trauma involved in the invasive surgery. Additionally, liposuction does not encourage skin tightening, and you may need to seek other options to restore skin laxity. As for SculpSure, there is no pain or visible marks after the treatment. It does require more than one session to see noticeable results, but that is because the body goes through natural processes to eliminate the destroyed fat cells. If you can be patient for a few weeks and are seeking a safer way to get fat loss results, SculpSure is the right choice for you.
Which Is Best for Getting Rid of Body Fat?
If you’re weighing the pros and cons of each procedure, there are far fewer risks with the SculpSure treatment method. It is more comfortable than other fat loss methods and patients will feel a warm, tingling sensation with periods of cooling thanks to the laser pad technology. Although the results take a bit longer to see, this is a great advantage for patents who want fat loss without it being too obvious.
Our Non-Invasive SculpSure Treatment
Compared to other fat loss methods, the SculpSure treatment is one of the safest and reliable for gradual results. If you want to feel more confident about your figure or are struggling to remove excess fat from stubborn areas despite diet and exercise, this is the treatment for you. Since there is little downtime and minor discomfort, you won’t need to take time out of your busy schedule to get the results you want.
At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, we pride ourselves on using the latest clinical methods to give our patients the best anti-aging, body care, and fat loss treatment options. We support our clients being able to make informed decisions about how to pursue body contouring and we are proud to employ some of the best practitioners in Toronto. Feel free to contact us by phone at (416) 546-4664 or by e-mail at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca to ask any questions. Our skincare specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.
FAQs about SculpSure Treatments
1. Do you lose weight with SculpSure?
Although the SculpSure treatment destroys fat cells it does not actually work as a weight loss procedure. If weight loss is your goal, our professionals can advise you during a consultation on what lifestyle changes and treatment options are best for you. SculpSure is intended for active patients who have a healthy lifestyle, but are unable to target stubborn areas with exercise.
2. Is SculpSure effective?
SculpSure is an effective way to achieve fat reduction and body contouring without going under the knife. Although it does not directly provide skin tightening, the fat loss results make the body appear slimmer and more toned.
3. Is SculpSure painful?
Most patients report mild discomfort during the times the laser heats through the skin, but no pain. Unlike older laser treatments, SculpSure technology bypasses the outer layer of the skin to target the subcutaneous layer of skin to melt away the fat. That way, the surface is unaffected and does not get burned by the laser.
4. Is SculpSure permanent?
The SculpSure treatment destroys the large fat cells in the target areas and once they have been eliminated through the bodies’ lymphatic system they are permanently removed. Fat cells do not grow back.
5. Is SculpSure FDA-approved?
Yes, the SculpSure treatment is one of the few FDA-approved alternative methods for achieving fat loss.