SculpSure

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring procedure that uses laser technology. It is designed to reduce stubborn body fat in problem areas that may not be responding to typical diet and exercise. Generally the love handles and abdomen respond well to the treatment but other areas such as the arms and thighs can be treated as well.

What areas can be treated with SculpSure?

FDA approval for abdomen and flanks has been obtained, but additional areas are being tested.  Other areas may be treated “off-label” while the studies continue, and it’s mostly an issue of being able to apply the probes to areas to be treated. 

How long is the SculpSure procedure?

The procedure takes only 25 minutes. A comparable procedure like CoolSculpting can take up to 4 hours to complete.

Is there pain associated with the procedure?

Yes, there is some pain. The pain is completely manageable, and indeed, if it’s excessive, then adjustments need to be made in carrying out the treatment. There is an initial four minute “warming up” period, where one feels an initial burst of cold, and then as the machine warms up, there may be a sense of heat, tingling, shooting pains, or a variety of other descriptors to illustrate the discomfort.

After the first four minutes, then there is discomfort every 25 – 30 seconds, reaching a peak that is painful for 1 – 2 seconds, and then dissipates. The power can be adjusted so that this should be significant but tolerable, and very short-lived.

SculpSure before and after

SculpSure Before and After PatientWhen a new device is incorporated into a practice, training is required. We decided to train on each other so that we can experience what our patients will experience.  With that in mind, Dr. Silverman was the first treatment subject, and had his flanks treated with one treatment.

Provided above is Dr. Silverman’s pre and post treatment photos and while the results are subtle—he didn’t have much there in the first place. There are visible results with a little less fat in the flank region as compared to pre-treatment.

How to prepare for SculpSure treatment

SculpSure works best for patients who are at or near an ideal bodyweight with focused areas of excess.  So some dieting may be appropriate.  Also, patients should be well fed and well hydrated to get best results and to tolerate the treatment better.

How soon will I see results?

Results can be seen as early as six weeks, but twelve weeks are needed to see the full result of a given treatment.

SculpSure Side Effects

Other than the discomfort associated with the treatment itself, there really are no side-effects to speak off. One may have some redness or tenderness in the treated area, which can last a couple days, but this is minimal.

How long should I wait in between treatments?

Six weeks is recommended.  Treatments can be further apart than that.

Is SculpSure safe?

Yes! SculpSure is FDA approved and patients usually experience very little discomfort or adverse effects. I was in the gym a couple of hours after I had my treatment.  I had only minor “tenderness” for about a day, and I didn’t have to wear any compression garments or alter my daily activities.

Put SculpSure to the Test!

Schedule a consultation

To find out if SculpSure is right for you, contact our Boston, MA office today. Call (617) 965-9500 to schedule a consultation.


SculpSure in the news | Boston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Rick Silverman

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New York Times

Till Wrinkles Do Us Part: Introducing the Brotox Groom

“SculpSure, which is one of a handful of contouring treatments, takes 25 minutes per session, and one can lose a belt notch after a treatment. Results can take six weeks to see, which is why Mr. Diaz scheduled sessions for his stomach and flanks in March, and had two additional treatments five weeks before his wedding.”
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E News

There’s a New Way to Help Get Rid of Stubborn Belly Fat for Good

“SculpSure is the first non-invasive system that can actually deliver laser energy underneath the skin to remove unwanted fat,” Chasin tells us.

Like we said before, there are no needles. No numbing cream. Just a belt that feels like a “heating pad on your back.”
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Beverly Hills beauty expert and aesthetic injection specialist Rand Rusher broke down what SculpSure can do for the body.
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