The Skinny On SculpSure Vs. Liposuction

Many of us have some unwanted and stubborn areas of fat that just will not go away.

Even with a healthy diet and exercise regimen. SculpSure and liposuction are very different procedures that both target the removal of fat cells. They are both excellent at what they do. But figuring out which one is right for you is an important step on your road to a more contoured and thinner-looking body!

The Procedures

SculpSure is a non-invasive procedure that is performed in a doctor’s office. It works by applying controlled heat via a hypothermic wavelength to the target area. This specifically targets fatty tissue. The high heat causes damage to the adipose (fat tissue) without causing any damage to other tissue, including skin. The damaged fat tissue becomes absorbed by the body and slowly removed via the body’s natural processes, which results in decreased fat volume in the targeted area.

On the other hand, liposuction is a surgical procedure that is performed in an operating room setting. The surgery works by removing fat deposits from your body using suction. Tubes are inserted into the skin via small cuts. This is where the suctioning of fat occurs.

The Downtime

SculpSure is a procedure that has no downtime. The procedure lasts around 25 minutes, and patients can resume normal daily activities immediately after. Patients may experience redness, swelling, and/or tenderness for up to 2 weeks. This being said, many patients exercise the same day as their SculpSure treatment without pain or discomfort.

Liposuction is an invasive procedure that does have a lengthy period of downtime lasting from 10 days to several weeks. During this period of downtime, mobility is limited, and a compression garment is typically worn for the first several weeks.

The Risks

Liposuction is a major surgical procedure, which means that it carries risks. Reactions to anaesthesia, fluid accumulation, irregularities to the contour of your body, kidney problems, heart problems, and numbness are all potential complications that can occur.

Typically, the SculpSure procedure is risk-free! Sometimes minor discomfort occurs during the procedure, but other than that, Sculpsure is a very safe treatment.

The Results

It is important to know that the results you will achieve with each procedure depend on the amount of fat you have. SculpSure is a procedure that is best suited for smaller fat pockets located in the thighs, abdomen, and lower back. Liposuction is best for larger deposits of excess fat found in the thighs, arms, buttocks, abdomen, back, and more.

As liposuction targets larger areas, the results may seem to be more dramatic. But if you have stubborn, small deposits of fat, SculpSure is probably an easier alternative that will leave you with optimal results.

Making the Decision

The decision between SculpSure and liposuction – or perhaps another treatment – is best made alongside a certified plastic surgeon. Although this article may have made you more aware of the fundamental differences between the procedures, it is always best to seek the expertise of a certified plastic surgeon to ensure that you are making the correct decision for your treatment plan.

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