Ask a room full of people if they’ve ever struggled with their weight and it would be surprising if many hands didn’t go up. Of course, this is a general question. There’s a big difference between dealing with obesity and struggling with stubborn fat in certain problem areas of the body. Regardless of the details, many people find that there is something weight related that is troubling them.
All you have to do is go online or look at any magazine rack and you’ll see how much people think about (and struggle with) their weight. Everyone wants that silver bullet workout or diet plan that will melt away that fat so they can feel great in their beach gear. While diet and exercise work, and are important, anyone who has ever tried slimming down knows that doesn’t seem to always do the trick. You can be left with “a little extra” in some spots that don’t seem to burn off no matter what you try.
This is where a body contouring procedure like SculpSure can help. But, before getting to the details of the procedure itself, it’s important to understand just what it is a procedure like this can treat and why it could be the ideal treatment for you.
Aesthetic concerns vs. health
When it comes to opting for any kind of body sculpting procedure, whether it’s SculpSure, traditional liposuction, or something else, it’s important to recognize that these are mainly aesthetic procedures. They shouldn’t be thought of remedies to obesity. Obesity, and the health complications that come with it, are certainly important issues that need to be discussed with your general practitioner. But, they aren’t addressed by body sculpting procedures. SculpSure works best and is most effective when you are already near your goal weight and need help getting rid of that last stubborn bit of stored fat in the abdomen, hips, buttocks, or flanks.
If you have concerns about being very overweight and are looking to drop a significant number of pounds in order to improve your health, that is something you’ll want to discuss with your doctor, but SculpSure isn’t the procedure for you.
The limits of diet and exercise
If you’ve come up against the limits of diet and exercise, then, yes, SculpSure is the ideal treatment for you most likely. Make no mistake, diet and exercise are critical to slimming down. They will get you most of the way. And if you are concerned about your health, they’re the best thing for you. Barring something drastic like gastric bypass, diet and exercise will be how you get most of the work done. However, our bodies are predisposed to hang onto fat in certain areas. You know what these problem areas are. They are generally around our centers. We hang onto fat the most here, so diet and exercise may not completely get the job done. That’s why it’s important to differentiate between weight and fat. Weight fluctuates so much because it’s not just fat. It’s water, muscle, etc. Fat is one finite thing. Once fat cells are destroyed, they’re gone for good. That’s exactly what SculpSure accomplishes.
The SculpSure process
So, here’s how SculpSure works. It’s completely non-invasive. That means no incisions, anesthesia, or recovery periods. This is the opposite of liposuction. While liposuction may remove more fat than SculpSure, it’s also much more involved. Why deal with all of the potential complications when you can get rid of stubborn fat without needing any surgery? SculpSure uses concentrated laser energy to damage your fat cells and prompt your body to naturally eliminate them like it would any waste through the lymphatic system. All of this takes only a half hour and then you can go on about your day normally.
Four applicators are placed on the targeted area and the heat energy is delivered into the tissue. The applicators also cool your skin to minimize any discomfort. The procedure is painless, but you will feel a hot or tingling sensation. After your treatment, your body will get rid of the damaged fat cells over the coming weeks. Most people see the desired results six to twelve weeks following treatment.
The value of your self-esteem to your well-being can’t be quantified. While your family doctor will usually advise you on matters of health when discussing weight, you want to look your best, too. Even if you come close to your fat loss goals, you may be having trouble getting rid of that little extra that is keeping you from feeling confident and happy with your body. If that sounds like your situation, book an appointment online with us today. Dr. Sanderson and the team at LaserCare Skin Clinic are dedicated to providing you with cutting edge treatments like SculpSure that will help you meet your goals.