Bayview General Medicine
Richard Blanchar, MD
General Practitioner & Aesthetic Specialist located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
If you have stubborn fat that seems to resist all of your efforts to shed it, you may want to try body contouring to get that shape you want. At Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Richard Blanchar has the latest equipment for body contouring and he’ll work with you to achieve your ideal shape.
SculpSure Body Contouring Q & A
What is body contouring?
Body contouring is not weight loss, but a fat reduction process. The amount of fat cells in your body is a fixed number. That means that when you gain weight, you haven’t added fat cells to your body, rather your existing fat cells have increased in size. The same holds true when you lose weight. Here, again, your fat cell count stays the same — they just shrink in size.
In fat reduction, the goal is to reduce the overall number of fat cells in your body. Consider fat reduction as a way to contour your body for a slimmer look, rather than as a weight-loss program.
Where does body contouring work best?
If you have problem areas that never seem to go away, even despite extensive dieting and exercise, body contouring may be the solution for you. Body contouring goes after stubborn fat by reducing the number of fat cells in the targeted area helping you achieve the shape you want.
Body contouring has had great success in the following areas:
- Bulging belly fat
- Love handles
- Submental Neck
What is SculpSure®?
SculpSure is cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a method of fat reduction that uses targeted laser energy. Here’s how SculpSure works:
- The fat cells under your skin are heated slowly
- The light-based technology permanently destroys the cells in up to 30% of the treated fat
- These damaged cells are then eliminated naturally by your body over 12 weeks
- The fat cells do not regenerate
Each treatment generally lasts 25 minutes and there is no downtime — you may resume normal activities directly afterward. The number of treatments depends on the area you want to target. Dr. Blanchar sits down with you beforehand to come up with a treatment plan that best suits your goals.
*Individual results may vary.