Fat is the most complicated, stubborn, and misunderstood part of our bodies. Recently, people have become more receptive to body positivity where all body types are being appreciated, which honestly is great. Yet, if you still want to get rid of excess, there’s nothing wrong with it. After all, it’s your body and you can whatever you please!
To help master fat – whether you want to embrace or eliminate it – there is a procedure known as SculpSure fat removal that helps you become more confident about your body.
In this article, we will tell you every nuance about this treatment that has taken over the cosmetic world by storm. Let’s get started!
What is SculpSure?
SculpSure is a process that uses a laser belt for emitting specific wavelengths of light and heat for reducing fat cells. This process is best suited for people that have a body mass index of 30 or less, and is most effective when combined with a reduced calorie diet and exercise regimen.
It is a safe and time treatment that can be applied to various areas of stubborn fat storage in the body. The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval to SculpSure for targeting fat from areas like the upper abdominal area, lower abdominal area, and flanks. However, it shouldn’t be considered as a treatment for obesity.
How it works
In this treatment, a process called apoptosis is initiated using heat generated under the skin with the laser. The laser gently heats the fat cells causing them to shrink as a result of which they are removed as waste through your body’s lymphatic system.
Is the process permanent?
Generally, SculpSure is classified as a permanent fat reduction treatment. Experts carried out studies that have highlighted that nearly 25% of fat cells in the target area can be expelled. In addition to this, there won’t be any regeneration of fat cells in these areas. It is important to note that, as with any other fat reduction or removal treatment, if the patient gains weight after the treatment, the area that showed improvement may still retain fat in the cells that are remaining in that area.
How Much Does SculpSure Cost?
Various factors such as your city of residence, the number of applicators used during the treatment, and so on influence the total cost of the SculpSure process. Generally, depending on your target area, you may choose 4 applicators per area per treatment.
You can expect to spend on average $1600-2000 per area, and expect 2-3 treatments per area to reach your goals. You can also take advantage of incentives and payment plans offered by plastic surgeons that can help to reduce the cost. Keep in mind that as SculpSure is a cosmetic procedure, you won’t usually get insurance coverage for it.
Warm SculptSure vs. CoolSculpting: Which One Should You Choose?
If you’ve considered fat reduction surgeries, you might have wondered the difference between warm SculptSure and CoolSculpting. Read on as we discuss this in greater detail below:
As we have already discussed SculpSure, we will focus more on CoolSculpting here.
CoolSculpting, also known as cryolipolysis, is a treatment where your fat cells are killed after freezing them. Basically, it aims to give you the same results as SculpSure – only with a different approach.
An applicator, consisting of carefully regulated cooling plates, is used to apply suction to the target area to bring down the temperature of the fat cells to the point of irreversible damage. Although you’ll be able to see little changes almost instantly, you will need to wait for about three months to see the final results.
Now, both SculpSure and CoolSculpting are FDA-approved treatments for removing stubborn fat. But, when it comes to selecting between the two, you need to consider two essential factors.
Firstly, your sensitivity and tolerance of pain is an important factor. SculpSure uses high-temperature (around 107 degrees) which might be a bit uncomfortable for some – not that you need to worry about any burns as the treatment is skin safe.
Secondly, the amount of fat that you want to get rid of is the second point. For example, SculpSure would be a better option if you struggle with hard to remove fat that just won’t go.
Nevertheless, SculpSure and CoolSculpting are both fantastic fat reduction procedures that have minimal risks and no downtime. There might be some bruising, soreness, or swelling, but nothing much to worry about.
SculpSure is a process that takes about half an hour with little to no recovery time. This process is non-invasive and has a permanent effect to help you achieve the body of your dreams.
Having said this, you still need to follow and maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine for long-lasting results.