Non-Surgical Fat Reduction
Stubborn fatty deposits are the nemesis of every person trying to lose weight. Body contouring procedures offer the promise of a more sculpted body through the elimination of persistent fat pockets. Breakthrough technology is found in SculpSure® and truSculpt®: two non-invasive procedures that can noticeably reduce body fat without surgery. Each treatment employs a unique way of heating the excess fat to destroy fat cells, allowing the body to flush them away.
Always intent on bringing the best technologies to Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery, Dr. Benjamin Schlechter was the first to introduce SculpSure® to the Berks County area. The SculpSure® system employs laser heating to disrupt the fat cells so that they break down, and the body then eliminates them. Based on current studies, a patient can expect up to 25 percent fat reduction after multiple treatment sessions with SculpSure®. The number of sessions required varies from patient to patient.
Your SculpSure® Treatment
A SculpSure® treatment takes only 25 minutes. The SculpSure® device is placed over the treatment area (typically the abdomen, flanks, back, and/or thighs) in direct contact with the skin. During the treatment, a 1060nm laser heats the fatty layer of tissue under the skin. The skin is actively cooled at the same time so that the treatment remains comfortable. After the procedure, the treated areas may be slightly sore, similar to the soreness felt after a vigorous workout at the gym. The area may be sensitive for a few days following the procedure, but no downtime is necessary. Depending on the amount of fat reduction desired, patients may undergo a second treatment after six weeks.
Over the weeks and months after your SculpSure® session, the fat cells break down. As the body removes the destroyed cells, the treated areas decrease in size. The results may be seen as early as six weeks after the treatment, but it will take six months for all the treated fat to be gone and the final results to be visible. Some skin tightening can also occur because of the deep tissue heating. Dr. Schlechter utilizes a three-dimensional measuring device for the body so that an objective comparison can be made of the treated areas before and after. This courtesy allows patients to see for themselves just how much fat has been lost due to their treatment.
In addition to SculpSure®, Dr. Schlechter uses truSculpt® for non-surgical fat removal at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery. Instead of laser energy, truSculpt® uses revolutionary radiofrequency technology to deeply heat the subcutaneous tissue and break down the fatty deposits. truSculpt® can be used on large or small areas of the body and typically requires two to four treatments to achieve the desired results.
Your truSculpt® Treatment
A truSculpt® treatment can take as little as 15 minutes. The handpiece delivers uniform heating with radiofrequency technology, breaking down the fatty deposits under the skin. The treatment is well tolerated by most patients and can be customized to the patient’s comfort level. truSculpt® treatments are quick and comfortable, and no downtime is required after the procedure. Each treatment is spaced four to six weeks apart. truSculpt® can be used to reduce fat in the abdomen, knees, neck, arms, thighs, and buttocks.
The results of truSculpt® treatments can be seen soon after the treatment and will improve over the following weeks and months. The treated areas will be slimmer and more sculpted. In addition to reducing body fat, truSculpt® can also tighten the skin to improve the contours of the body.