For many individuals who are seeking noninvasive body contouring, nonsurgical fat reduction is a smart choice. There is no down time or healing time with SculpSure, afterwards, you may immediately resume daily activities. This is not so true with other “cooling or freezing” methods.


Are you considering nonsurgical fat reduction? You might have questions as you consider which procedure might work best for you. This guide will answer some common questions.


Are You a Good Candidate for Nonsurgical Fat Reduction?


You may be a good candidate for the procedure if you find yourself struggling with losing fat through diet and exercise. You might also be a successful candidate if your fat deposits are located in the abdomen, upper thighs or back, but SculpSure can treat any body part. With SculpSure you can expect approximately a 25% fat reduction with correct treatment.


What Are the Benefits of Nonsurgical Fat Reduction?


Nonsurgical fat reduction has several benefits, aside from the fact that the procedure can diminish fat in treated areas around the body. Additionally, it allows for outpatient treatment because there is no downtime. The health risks of nonsurgical fat reduction are also minimized because you are not actually doing an invasive procedure, so there is no risk of infection or reaction to anesthesia.


What Are the Downsides of Nonsurgical Fat Reduction?


Nonsurgical fat reduction techniques may also have their downsides, which differ from patient to patient. For example, patients might not expect that they may need to come in for multiple sessions of treatment to see the results they expect.


Patients may experience numbness, redness and soreness with the freezing type treatments. With SculpSure you may have some thickening areas or nodules that are temporary


It is important to consider that not everybody is a good candidate for these procedures. Patients must be in decent shape with only small pockets of fat. Nonsurgical fat reduction is not meant to be a weight loss treatment. We do have other options in the office that we will discuss with you. We want to educate you and give you the best possibly option for you.


How Does Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Work?


Several different procedures are used to perform fat reduction procedures. Each method has its upsides and downsides, but one of the best methods is SculpSure. SculpSure is the only hyperthermic technology available, which melts fat, as compared to Cool Sculpting and Venus Freeze which freezes fat.


SculpSure is a laser treatment that contours the body. This type of treatment works well on stubborn, hard-to-reach fat deposits. SculpSure works by using heat to disrupt fat cells under your skin. Over the next few weeks, your body will get rid of those fat cells, leaving you slimmer. As a bonus, SculpSure increases your skin’s collagen production, which can help tighten the skin in the treated area.


SculpSure procedures generally take less than 30 minutes, and you won’t have any downtime afterwards. All you’ll have to do is regularly massage the affected area and drink plenty of water to flush out the disrupted fat cells.


What Steps Should I Take to Prepare for Nonsurgical Fat Reduction?


With SculpSure, there is no preparation prior to treatment. You may eat and drink prior to the treatment, and listen to your IPhone during the treatment. Afterwards, you should drink plenty of fluids to flush the destroyed fat cells from the body, and do light massage periodically. Each treatment takes approximately 25 minutes.


How Should I Choose a Doctor for Nonsurgical Fat Reduction?


With any type of new device or laser on the market, do your research. SculpSure is the only FDA approved Hyperthermic Laser for fat reduction. This means the device is melting the fat, as opposed to sucking and freezing the area treated. SculpSure has no downtime, as opposed to freezing, which can be sore and bruised for weeks. SculpSure will not stretch out the skin, or discolor the area. As with any medical procedure, it is essential that you choose a doctor and office you trust and who offers years of education, knowledge and expertise. You should also feel comfortable with your doctor.


You can gauge your level of comfort with your doctor and the staff during the initial consultation. At Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we encourage you to ask questions about the procedure so you know exactly what to expect. Call us today to get started.