If you’ve dieted and exercised your way oh-so-close to your targeted weight, only to have your efforts foiled by pockets of fat that cling where you want them least, you’re not alone. And there’s also hope.
At Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics, Dr. Richard Blanchar has equipped the practice with the SculpSure® laser fat reduction system, which destroys fat cells in targeted areas, giving you a leaner profile. Our patients in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, have reaped the benefits of SculpSure as the treatments put the final touches on their weight loss efforts.
Let’s explore how SculpSure can close the gap to that leaner body of your dreams.
The science of fat
Before we get into how SculpSure works, it helps to step back and take a look at how your body processes and, more importantly, stores fat. Men and women store fat differently and, unfortunately, women drew the short stick when it comes to fat around the abdomen and thighs, though men fall prey to abdominal fat, too. Women are biologically wired to keep fat around the abdomen to protect the reproductive organs within.
When you diet and exercise, your body chooses where it loses weight and where it doesn’t, which makes those areas around your belly, buttocks, and thighs particularly resistant. Your diet may yield incredible results everywhere else, except in these areas, and no amount of extra exercise or cutting out food seems to have an effect.
For men, fat begins to store in their bellies as their testosterone levels decline, leading to the male “potbelly.”
In both cases, SculpSure can make an appreciable difference by permanently eliminating fat cells.
Gone for good
One of the biggest advantages of SculpSure is that we can target very specific fat cells with laser energy that heats up and destroys the unwanted cells. This distinction is important because your body tends to carry the same amount of fat cells throughout your life. When you gain or lose weight, your existing fat cells increase or decrease in size, respectively, but the number of fat cells stays the same.
With SculpSure, we eliminate the fat cells, reducing your overall count.
The road to lean
SculpSure is a great tool for fat reduction and shaping, but it shouldn’t be considered a weight loss tool. If you have considerable pounds to shed, your best bet is to do the work to lose those pounds and then use SculpSure to better shape your final results.
When you come in to see us, we can discuss where SculpSure can help. The laser system is safe enough to use in most areas, including your abdomen, thighs, buttocks, back, and upper arms. Each treatment lasts only 25 minutes, and we can discuss how many sessions you’ll need to get you to a slimmer profile.
During your SculpSure treatment, we pass the light energy through your skin without harming the surface area. The system comes with a cooling feature so you’re not in any discomfort from the heat.
Once your fat cells are targeted and destroyed, your body takes over and flushes the dead cells out through your lymphatic system. This process takes time, so you need to be patient. Over the course of 6-12 weeks following your last treatment, your body slowly processes the dead fat cells and your skin settles over your newly leaner profile.
If you’d like to explore how you can get a slimmer look with the SculpSure system at Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics, please give us a call or set up a consultation using the easy online booking tool on this website.