If you’ve worked hard to shed those extra pounds, you know that nothing is more frustrating than counting calories and sweating it out at the gym only to find those stubborn pockets of fat just won’t budge.
That’s because once you’re at a healthy weight, shedding little amounts of fat can be a challenge. And it’s nearly impossible for specific exercises to target these bulges enough to see a noticeable change.
Fortunately, the providers at Carl N. Williams Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery have embraced medical technology’s advances and offer nonsurgical body sculpting for our patients in Las Vegas, Nevada. Body sculpting can help you finish off your weight loss journey and reveal the silhouette you’ve been dreaming of.
What do I need to understand about body sculpting?
Body sculpting, sometimes referred to as body contouring, is different from diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, which are designed to help you lose weight. Instead, body sculpting targets the pockets of fat that appear between your muscle and the surface of your skin.
There are different types of body sculpting techniques, but they all work to sculpt your figure, smooth away unwanted lumps and bumps, and give you the curves you desire. At Carl N. Williams Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery, our experts selected SculpSure®. This treatment is FDA-cleared and gives our clients the peace of mind of proven results.
SculpSure works by applying precise levels of heat to your treatment areas using specially designed applicators. The technology is designed to damage the structural integrity of the unwanted fat cells while keeping the surrounding tissues safe from harm.
After your treatment, the targeted fat cells die and your body absorbs them so your lymphatic system can remove them with other cellular waste. With SculpSure, there’s no need to undergo surgery to see unwanted fat pockets disappear.
Where can I blast away fat?
One of the best things about SculpSure is that it’s gentle enough to be safe for use in even the most delicate areas of your body. Depending on your aesthetic goals, your provider may suggest using the treatment on your:
- Waist and love handles
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper arms
If there are multiple areas you wish to target, we can save you time by addressing more than one zone during your visit. The number of treatment sessions you need depends on your personal goals, but many patients get their desired results after just one or two treatments.
What can I expect during treatment?
Each body sculpting treatment takes about 25 minutes, though the exact time varies depending on the areas being treated. You rest comfortably while the SculpSure wand does all of the work, delivering precise wavelengths of heat energy to break down fat in the targeted areas.
During your session, you may feel a warm sensation or mild tingling, but most of our patients describe body sculpting as comfortable and easily tolerated. And while the process raises the temperature of fat cells below the surface, the top layers of your skin are protected by SculpSure’s Contact CoolingTM technology.
There’s no downtime or recovery period needed, so you can return to your usual daily activities right away. In fact, many of our patients schedule treatment sessions during their lunch break and return to work afterward.
What results can I get with body sculpting?
Because everyone has a unique physique and different goals, results from body sculpting vary. Studies show that on average, each SculpSure session leads to a 24% reduction of fat in the targeted areas.
You should understand that results don’t appear right away. It takes time for your body to eliminate the blasted fat cells. After six weeks, you can see significant changes, and you can expect to enjoy full results after about 12 weeks.
Am I a candidate for body sculpting?
While the treatment is safe for most people, it’s important to keep in mind that body sculpting isn’t a weight loss solution. As such, if you’re significantly overweight or obese, you aren’t a good candidate.
You might be a good body sculpting candidate if you:
- Are at or very close to your ideal weight
- Are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and body weight
- Have realistic goals and expectations
- Are not a smoker
Before starting any treatment, your provider reviews your medical history and overall health. Once we have an understanding of your needs and goals, we work with you to create a customized treatment plan and schedule.
Are you ready to finish your weight loss journey? Contact the offices of Carl N. Williams Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, or request an appointment online today.