Body sculpting, or body contouring, is a cosmetic procedure that removes areas of stubborn fat that stick around in spite of diet and exercise. As this resistant fat finally disappears, you gain the body shape you always wanted. Body sculpting isn’t used to remove the large amount of fat that can be targeted with surgical procedures. But it’s the best choice when you’ve reached a healthy weight, and you’re on a good maintenance plan, yet you just can’t get rid of unsightly fat on your abdomen, arms, and other parts of the body.
SculpSure is a medical device that removes fat with a noninvasive procedure that doesn’t require an incision. The system uses a laser operating at a specific wavelength that reaches fat cells under the skin without harming the skin or surrounding tissues. As the laser treats the targeted fat cells, its energy heats the cells just enough to damage them. Then they slowly break down and are permanently eliminated as they’re carried away by the body’s immune system.
The entire process takes about 25 minutes, depending on the amount of fat being treated at one time. During that time, you’ll feel alternating cycles of cooling and warmth. You may also feel a tingling sensation, but the procedure shouldn’t be painful. If you have any concern about your level of comfort, be sure to talk with Dr. Giannakakos about your worries, but you can be confident that SculpSure is a safe treatment.
You won’t see immediate results because it takes time for all the fat cells to break down and get removed. You should be able to see the difference in 6-12 weeks and the full effect will be visible in three months.
Dr. Giannakakos has the widest variety of lasers available in Staten Island, and plenty of experience using them to achieve the desired results. You can count on him to carefully and artfully remove fat in a way to give you the body shape you desire, although it may take more than one treatment with SculpSure to finish remove the last lingering pockets of fat.
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