Non-surgical fat reduction is one of those procedures that many people think is too good to be true. After all, you’re getting rid of unwanted fat from the specific areas you choose, all with no surgery, no anesthesia, no incisions or scars, and no downtime. But it’s supported by well-documented studies and medical science, and the results speak for themselves.
Because this is still a relatively new technology, there are still quite a few misconceptions about it. Fortunately, our experienced and licensed cosmetic professionals have been working with SculpSure® for years and are here to set the facts straight.
Myth #1: The results of non-surgical fat reduction are temporary.
While there are some methods out there that only reduce water weight or use other tactics to simulate fat loss, SculpSure® actually breaks down the excess fat cells in your body, and once these cells are gone, they will not return. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that it’s possible to gain enough weight to compensate for the fat cells you lost through SculpSure®.
Myth #2: You’ll get your SculpSure® non-surgical fat reduction results in 25 minutes.
One of the most attractive aspects of SculpSure® is that each treatment only takes 25 minutes, as opposed to many other non-surgical fat reduction treatments that take an hour per area. But it’s important to realize that you won’t see immediate results. SculpSure® works with your body’s natural healing process to gradually clear away the fat cells it’s broken down, and this takes time. Most patients also require two or three treatments to see optimal results, and their full results will be visible about six weeks after their final session.
Myth #3: All non-surgical fat reduction treatments are the same.
Non-surgical body contouring is immensely popular, so it seems every medical equipment manufacturer is coming out with their own version. However, not all of these treatments are FDA-cleared or FDA-approved, and they each use different methods to break down the fat. SculpSure® is unique because it offers a short treatment time with minimal side effects compared to CoolSculpting® and other options, and it’s FDA-approved for multiple areas.
Myth #4: Non-surgical fat reduction only works on your abdomen.
Each fat reduction treatment has its own stipulations, but SculpSure® is particularly versatile. To date, it has been FDA-approved for the abdomen, inner thighs, outer thighs, back, flanks (love handles), and “double chin.”
Myth #5: Non-surgical fat reduction is a good way to lose weight for summer.
There is an important distinction between body contouring (such as liposuction or non-surgical fat reduction) and weight loss. Body contouring is designed for patients who are at or near their ideal weight but who have select areas of excess fat they want to resolve. The goal is not to change your weight, but to change your body’s proportions.
Like any medical procedure, non-surgical fat reduction needs to be performed by an experienced and licensed provider like those on our knowledgeable team at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. To find out if it’s the right fit to reach your cosmetic goals, schedule a free consultation for non-surgical fat reduction. For more helpful cosmetic tips and facts, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.