It is important to start off with a note that while both of these procedures target and destroy fat cells, they are not cures for obesity or methods for extreme weight loss. Both SculpSure and liposuction work best on patients who maintain a consistent weight as they are targeted procedures meant to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. Additionally, these methods are also best used by people who have achieved a healthy lifestyle but aren’t able to produce their desired cosmetic results.
SculpSure Offers A Non-Invasive Alternative With Surgical Results
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, liposculpture, suction lipectomy, or lipo, is a cosmetic surgery. After first applying a general anaesthetic, the cosmetic surgeon will make an incision in which they insert a hollow tube called a cannula. The cannula has a vacuum applied to the outer end, which assists in breaking up and removing fatty deposits from the body.
SculpSure is a non-invasive laser-based treatment. FDA approved, SculpSure uses CynoSure’s state of the art, highly sensitive device that maximizes output by reading and adjusting to each patient’s skin temperature and treatment response. The light-based technology uses radio waves to destroy fat cells, which are then naturally processed out of the body.
Liposuction vs SculpSure
Unlike liposuction, SculpSure is a non-invasive procedure. This means that no incisions need to be made in the skin for the treatment to be effective, which helps to greatly reduce downtime. Because liposuction requires an invasive procedure, general anaesthesia is used. With SculpSure, no anaesthesia is needed as the procedure is 100% pain-free. Invasive surgeries also run the risk of infection, scarring, numbness, as well as resulting in baggy areas of skin. Because the SculpSure treatment involves a tolerable amount of heat over a gradual application, the skin has a chance to naturally tighten.
Treatment and Recovery Time
Treatment times for SculpSure last an average of 25 minutes with no added downtime, where liposuction surgeries can take anywhere from one hour to two, with a healing period lasting several weeks. The length of time for a liposuction procedure will also vary depending on how many parts of the body are being done. SculpSure’s technology can target up to four areas at once and is able to treat multiple areas with no increase in procedure time. The one downside to the SculpSure treatment is that noticeable results take a few sessions over a period of 6-12 weeks.
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