You’ve long been told that when something is too good to be true, it’s wise to approach it with the appropriate amount of skepticism; we agree. In fact, when it comes to body sculpting claims, you have even more reason to proceed with caution, given the number of bogus products claiming miracle solutions.
At OBGYN Care in Houston, we specialize in medical science and treatments that deliver results. So, when we first researched the SculpSure® body sculpting system, we went in with eyes wide open, and came out convinced of its legitimate merits.
The following are 10 surprising things we learned in our research and experience and we wanted to share them with you:
The Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, is in place for our protection, sifting through the many claims that products and services make when it comes to your health. SculpSure went under this agency’s scrutiny and came out with a rubber stamp, clearing it for use by health experts for the reduction of fat.
Did you know that you carry, more or less, the same amount of fat cells throughout your life? When you gain or lose weight, your existing fat cells expand and shrink, while their number remains the same. SculpSure eliminates fat cells, permanently.
One of the biggest appeals of the SculpSure fat reduction system is that it’s a noninvasive procedure. There are no incisions, which means there’s no risk of infection. The special laser technology travels through your skin and targets your fat cells underneath without damaging the surface area.
In a typical liposuction procedure, the doctor makes incisions to loosen your fat and then suctions it out. With SculpSure, the laser energy heats up and destroys your fat cells and your body naturally flushes out the debris through its lymphatic system.
Each SculpSure treatment is just 25 minutes. You can be in and out in no time with minimal disruption to your day since there’s no downtime associated with the treatment.
While you may feel some heat, most of our patients tolerate a SculpSure treatment extremely well and feel little to no discomfort. There’s no need for anesthetics and you can get right back to your daily routine directly after.
SculpSure was designed to tackle stubborn pockets of fat in those areas that need it most, including your abdomen, thighs, back, and flanks. For women, especially, nature instructs their bodies to keep more fat around their abdomen in order to protect their reproductive organs. So, it’s not your imagination; belly fat is a tough customer when it comes to fat reduction, and SculpSure is up to the challenge.
SculpSure is now FDA cleared to treat the submental area under your chin. As you age, your skin loses elasticity and your fat begins to succumb to gravitational forces, which can lead to a sagging, or double, chin. SculpSure is able to tackle the fat in this area.
SculpSure shouldn’t be considered a weight loss program. In fact, these treatments are ideal for those who have done the hard work to get fit, but are left with fat deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Think of it as the final touch that puts an exclamation point on your weight loss efforts by reshaping your body to best show off your efforts.
Since SculpSure taps your body’s own resources, don’t expect to walk out with a new shape. It takes a few weeks to a few months for your body to fully flush out the dead fat cells and for your skin to reconfigure itself. As with all things, however, the wait is well worth it.
If you still have questions about SculpSure, or you’d like to discuss your body contouring goals with us, call OBGYN Care, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.