plastic surgery | skin + laser
TURNING UP THE HEAT IN NON-INVASIVE BODY CONTOURING
SOKY MAY 2016
If you’re a healthy person who eats well and exercises regularly but just can’t seem to get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat, there may be a new solution for you. SculpSure, Cynosure’s FDA approved non-invasive laser-based device, developed to specifically target and permanently destroy fat cells, has hit the market, and is quickly gaining in popularity. Featured on Dr. Oz as a “game changer” in non-invasive fat removal, this therapy is highly effective and easily fits into one’s busy lifestyle. Although non-invasive body contouring has been utilized in cosmetic surgery for several years, SculpSure provides a therapy that is more effective, less time consuming and more tolerable than previous treatment options. It also requires no anesthesia or downtime. This 25-minute, one time “lunch time” treatment is so easy that patients can immediately resume activities such as work and exercise. Furthermore, its efficacy is not dependent on patient activity following treatment, and the average reduction in treated cells at 24% far exceeds what has been seen in many older modalities. SculpSure’s innovative technology utilizes heat to essentially destroy the fat cells while protecting the skin. The procedure involves placing four applicators over the targeted area where heat is delivered directly to the fat cells. While this is happening, the skin is chilled by the applicator head. Unlike some of the older devices, we can adjust the pattern of the four applicators to best suit the patient. One of the huge advantages of this treatment is that there is no reaction in the skin, so all skin types can be treated. Whether you’re fair or very dark, this therapy is safe. Over several weeks following treatment, the dead cells slough off and are absorbed by the body then discarded as waste. You begin to see contouring happen gradually, and by about 12 weeks, optimal results are noted. Sounds like a dream, right?? Well, while SculpSure has changed the face of non-invasive body contouring, it is not for everyone. This is not a weight loss program or alternative to a healthy lifestyle and will not improve excessive loose skin and lax muscle tone. SculpSure targets specific problem areas such as the abdomen, love handles and thighs, as well as the dreaded back and “bra” fat. Careful patient selection is imperative to provide optimal outcomes, and potential candidates are smart to seek out a facility that has long-standing experience treating this issue. Dr. Atalla, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and his staff at Atalla Plastic Surgery have extensive experience in all aspects of body contouring and fat removal. So why should you consider SculpSure non-invasive body contouring at Atalla Plastic Surgery? Because this breakthrough technology delivers superior results in one 25-minute treatment session with no downtime. With over 90% patient satisfaction and an average of 24% permanent fat cell destruction, patients are able to achieve a slimmer, more contoured shape without disrupting their daily lifestyle. Whether you’re trying to shape it up for summer or get back into those long-forgotten skinny jeans, SculpSure is certainly something to think about.