SculpSure Non-Invasive Fat Removal: Avoiding Complications
Posted: 6:00 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I had liposuction of my stomach fat 5 years ago and it left me with some uneven areas. Then a year ago, I had CoolSculpt which made the bumps worse. Does Sculpsure cause uneven fat removal?
Answer: Unlike surgical liposuction and CoolSculpt, SculpSure consists of flat applicator pads that are technologically designed to “feather” the areas of fat at the treatment borders. This configuration enables a result which is much less prone to the unevenness, lumps and “shelving” more commonly seen with other fat removal techniques.
After having performed over 600 treatment areas, I have found Sculpsure to give a much smoother appearance to the treated sites. Additionally, SculpSure’s skin tightening properties further contribute to smoother, more even results.
It’s most important to seek a skilled and experienced surgeon to perform your treatment, particularly when dealing with unsatisfactory results from a prior liposuction or CoolSculpt procedure. Additionally, if you have abdominal or other scars from previous surgery or trauma in the area of desired fat removal, these areas should be examined and treated with caution, making sure the scars are fully covered and protected during treatment. Failure to recognize an abdominal hernia in the area of fat removal can result in damage to your intestines or other internal organs. Failure to position or use the applicator pads correctly can result in burns to the overlying skin. Placement of the applicator pads over curvaceous areas such as the buttocks should be done with special care to avoid the loss of one’s natural body curves.
While SculpSure is a very safe non-invasive fat removal laser, like any medical device, it must be used with caution and by an experienced physician who recognizes the variations in body anatomy. Experience and skill can make all the difference in reducing the risk of complications.
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