SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring procedure used to remove fat from problem areas such as the abdomen and flanks. Dr. Stephen Weber is a double board certified plastic surgeon in Denver, CO, who offers customized SculpSure treatment plans.
Stubborn fat is an aggravating and annoying problem. For countless patients, stubborn fat is the only thing standing between them and the body they have always wanted. Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of stubborn fat is that it can be extremely difficult or even impossible to get rid of.
Diet and exercise are an important part of fat loss, but many times these efforts are not enough to reduce the appearance of stubborn fat in problem areas. In these cases, a different treatment approach is necessary if patients want real and long-lasting results.
Fat is composed of many tiny fat cells. The number of cells stored in the body typically remains constant throughout adult life. Fat cells increase and decrease only in size. When diet and exercise shrink fat cells to an optimal size and fat is still visibly present, SculpSure can be used. By gently heating fat cells to a temperature of 42-47 degrees Celsius, SculpSure damages the structural integrity of fat cells and they are destroyed. For countless patients, SculpSure has been the non-invasive treatment option that solved their stubborn fat problem.
The SculpSure treatment is performed in the office setting. No anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation is necessary. Patients remain awake and alert throughout the procedure. Before the procedure begins, the SculpSure specialist helps the patient become as relaxed and comfortable as possible. When the patient is ready, the following steps are performed to carry out the procedure:
- Applicator placement. Four customizable applicators are placed over areas where stubborn fat is present. The applicators can be arranged in numerous configurations to meet the specific and unique needs of any and all patients.
- Energy is delivered. SculpSure uses hyperthermic laser technology to deliver energy to stubborn fat. Fat cells are heated to a temperature of 42-47 degrees Celsius. Temperature is monitored by the SculpSure specialist. A continuous contact cooling system is used to ensure the skin is not harmed during the procedure.
Total procedure time is usually between 20-25 minutes. This fast procedure time allows patients to receive treatment without having to take much time off work. Many patients choose to receive their treatment during their lunch break.
Most patients feel a tingling sensation throughout their procedure. This sensation is well tolerated because the SculpSure device includes a cooling plate. Most patients describe a level of discomfort that is somewhere between a 3-5 on a 10-point scale. One of the great things about SculpSure is that this level of discomfort is reduced to 0 after the procedure is over. No recovery period or activity restrictions are necessary. Patients may leave the office and return to their normal routine after their SculpSure specialist clears them.
After a SculpSure treatment disrupts the integrity of fat cells, the cells die and are removed from the body via the lymphatic system. This process occurs over the course of several months. Usually, initial results are seen 6 weeks after treatment. It may take up to 12 weeks for complete results to be seen. For some patients, additional treatments may be needed.
SculpSure is FDA-approved to treat the abdomen, flanks, back, and thighs. Following treatment, patients may see the following benefits:
- A loss of stubborn fat
- A more proportioned body
- A change in body type
SculpSure destroys fat cells and results are permanent. However, patients are still encouraged to live a healthy and active lifestyle after their treatment.
Sculpsure before and after
Adult patients who have not been able to get rid of stubborn fat by using diet and exercise may be candidates for a SculpSure procedure. The procedure is generally limited to patients with no serious medical conditions. A positive outlook and realistic expectations are a requirement for candidacy. Patients who are overweight or obese are encouraged to talk to Dr. Weber about getting their weight to a target level before undergoing the procedure.
Dr. Weber was excellent, and outside of having a master touch for otoplasty, was supportive and responsive throughout the entire process. Having now known him several months, I consider Dr. Weber not only my surgeon, but a family friend.
Having had otoplasty at the age of 13 to pin back ears that hadn't achieved the desired correction, I was reluctant to have the procedure redone some 10+ years later. However, my results with Dr. Weber were truly revolutionary, and the process couldn't have been easier. I was able to schedule my surgery relatively quickly, which was excellent considering I don't live in the Lone Tree area. From there, the procedure was quick, my recovery relatively painless, and the follow up and support from Dr. Weber truly top notch.
An initial consultation with Dr. Weber is an important part of a SculpSure treatment. An initial consultation can be broken down into the following two parts:
- Weber obtains a medical history from the patient. He also performs a physical examination and analyzes the patient’s body type and figure.
- Weber and the patient have an in-depth discussion regarding the patient’s desires and treatment goals. Dr. Weber works with the patient to come up with the perfect treatment plan.
Before making the decision to undergo treatment, Dr. Weber invites the patient to ask any questions or state any concerns. He patiently listens and then answers and addresses them. Dr. Weber has found that this type of patient-centered approach leads to real results that his patients love.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I know how many SculpSure treatments I will need?
Patients usually need between 1-3 treatments depending on the amount of fat they wish to get rid of and their response to treatment. The definitive way to determine how many treatments you will need is to arrange and attend an initial consultation with Dr. Weber. Once your consultation is complete, Dr. Weber will be able to know exactly what type of treatment plan will get you the results you want.
What is the difference between non-invasive and minimally invasive?
Non-invasive procedures are procedures that do not involve an incision or the removal of body tissue. Minimally invasive procedures are performed through a very tiny incision.
Are there risks associated with SculpSure treatment?
There are a minimal amount of risks associated with SculpSure treatment. These risks and the measures taken to reduce them will be discussed with you at your initial consultation. Nearly all of Dr. Weber’s patients find that the benefits of SculpSure treatment greatly outweigh the risks.
How do I maximize my results?
Results can be maximized by living a healthy and active lifestyle, eating a well-balanced diet, and staying properly hydrated.
Can SculpSure be used to treat a double chin?
SculpSure is not FDA approved to treat a double chin. Patients who are concerned with the appearance of their double chin are encouraged to speak to Dr. Weber about possible treatment options. A safe, popular, and effective treatment option to treat a double chin is Kybella.
Is SculpSure the same thing as liposuction?
SculpSure and liposuction are not the same. SculpSure is a non-invasive treatment option. Liposuction is performed as a minimally invasive or open procedure. Patients who are interested in learning if liposuction might be the right treatment option for their condition are encouraged to speak to Dr. Weber about their options.
Do I never have to worry about weight gain again after SculpSure treatment?
Even though stubborn fat cells are destroyed after SculpSure treatment, remaining fat cells can still increase in size. You should not worry about weight gain, but you should also realize that it is possible if you do not live a healthy and active lifestyle.
How soon should I have a SculpSure treatment before my wedding or special event?
If you are interested in having SculpSure for a wedding or special event, it is recommended that you arrange your initial consultation at least 12 weeks before the occasion. This is the amount of time that may be necessary for full results to be seen.
Can men receive SculpSure treatment?
Absolutely! Men get great results from SculpSure treatment. Particularly problematic areas like the abdomen and love handles can be drastically improved after a SculpSure treatment. Many men have found that SculpSure was the answer to their abdominal and waist fat problems.
What should I bring to my initial consultation?
Dr. Weber asks that you bring a list of the medications and herbal supplements you are currently on to your appointment. If you would like to bring photos for him to look at, Dr. Weber encourages you to do so. He will review your pictures and show you before and after photos of patients who are similar to you. You will know exactly what type of results to expect following your procedure.
How do I arrange my consultation?
Arranging your initial consultation with Dr. Weber is easier than ever. You can contact his office in Denver, CO, at 303-792-2224 or send an email to email@example.com.
* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.