Body sculpting, or body contouring, refers to a variety of treatments that reduce fat without cutting into your skin. They’re often an alternative to liposuction for people who don’t want to go under the knife. While the results of body sculpting are less dramatic than the results of liposuction, sculpting treatments can be a good fit for people who are at a relatively healthy weight but have trouble spots, like stubborn belly fat, that won’t go away even with diet and exercise.
Body sculpting treatments use different types of technologies to destroy or shrink the excess fat cells below the surface of your skin. Depending on the treatment, energy sources such as radiofrequency, ultrasound, and infrared light deliver the temperatures needed to destroy the unwanted fat cells.
Cutera’s truSculpt 3D is a safe and effective body sculpting treatment that uses radiofrequency to target fat cells. It operates at the perfect temperature; hot enough to destroy fat cells, but cool enough to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.
The truSculpt 3D procedure lasts about an hour, and patients have compared the experience to a hot stone massage. There’s no discomfort or downtime after the procedure either, so you can get right back to your normal activities.
Some patients see results sooner than others, but in general, you’ll see best results after about two months. Many patients see some fat reduction after just one or two weeks.
Body sculpting might be a good fit for you if you’re relatively healthy but can’t get rid of those stubborn trouble areas, like belly and back fat, love handles, or fat on the inner thighs. Safe for all skin types, truSculpt 3D works on areas large and small, hard-to-reach spots, and petite patients.
As with other fat reduction treatments, the results of truSculpt 3D won’t last if you don’t maintain a healthy lifestyle after the procedure. You’ll need to continue to eat well and exercise regularly.
Deciding whether to get body sculpting is a personal choice. Dr. Furst can help you determine whether you’re a good candidate and help you weigh the pros and cons. To get started, call Furst MD Aesthetics or book a consultation online.
*Individual results may vary.
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