SculpSure® in Santa Barbara, CA
Many of us have problem areas – parts of the body with excess fat that may be resistant to weight-loss efforts, no matter how we diet or exercise. For some, this area is the abdomen, but others store unwanted fat in the hips, thighs, or buttocks. It is not uncommon for men and women to feel discouraged by the appearance of stubborn bulges. While liposuction is an effective surgical treatment for shaping the physique, you may not want to or be able to undergo surgery.
Advances in technology have created non-invasive treatments that are highly effective in getting rid of unwanted fat. Dr. Sara Yegiyants can reshape your body and smooth troublesome body bulges using SculpSure® – state-of-the-art laser lipolysis. SculpSure® can give you a new silhouette, and Dr. Yegiyants has helped many patients feel great about their bodies with this innovative procedure.
Our boutique plastic surgery practice serves patients in Santa Barbara and beyond. For your SculpSure® consultation, contact Dr. Yegiyants today!
Deciding if SculpSure® is Right for You
Even if you have a healthy lifestyle and have tried exercise to get rid of unwanted fat, you may still be unable to obtain the shape you want. There are surgical and non-surgical approaches to reducing fat stored in various areas of the body. If you prefer not to undergo surgery, however, you may consider a non-invasive option to reduce fat deposits.
SculpSure®, which uses laser energy to destroy fat cells without causing damage to the skin or other cell types, is a is a great option to minimize fat. Ideal candidates have good skin elasticity in the treatment area; If you have excess or sagging skin, a body lift or abdominoplasty may be a better option for you.
SculpSure® may be performed alone or in combination with other non-invasive treatments. It is best when performed on patients who are close to their ideal weight and is generally not considered to be an alternative for weight loss.
Dr. Yegiyants is the only plastic surgeon in the area who offers both Coolsculpting and Sculpsure®, FDA-approved fat removal treatments. They can even be performed concurrently to minimize your treatment session time!
Your Customized SculpSure® Treatment Plan
After completing your physical examination, Dr. Yegiyants can determine if SculpSure® is the right treatment for you. During your consultation, she will extensively review your medical records and history, discuss your ultimate goals for the treatment, and make recommendations about the placement and number of sessions necessary to achieve your goals. You’ll have ample opportunity to discuss which areas of your body are most bothersome and how much fat reduction you would like to achieve in that area. Based on your evaluation and wishes, Dr. Yegiyants will formulate a custom approach utilizing laser lipolysis (Sculpsure ), cryolipolysis (CoolSculpt) or a combination treatment.
What Happens During Your SculpSure® Appointment?
During your SculpSure® treatment, an applicator will be placed on the skin. This applicator delivers laser energy that preferentially targets fat cells, heating and destroying them. The laser is highly specific; it uses a frequency of energy that is absorbed by the fat cells and not others, and it will not cause damage to other types of tissue, such as muscle or skin.
The treatment may last 25 minutes, depending on the area(s) to be treated. The applicator itself has a built-in cooling function, so it will feel cool on your skin, even though it is delivering energy and heating the fatty deposits below the skin. You may feel a warming or tingling sensation during the treatment, but it is generally described as painless.
Schedule a Consultation
Ready to take the next steps towards booking a procedure? Schedule your consultation today to begin your aesthetic journey with Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS.
SculpSure® Performed with Z-Wave
Dr. Yegiyants sets her practice apart by offering Z-Wave technology to enhance the overall results of non-surgical body contouring. This innovative device uses painless radial shockwaves to tighten the skin, reduce cellulite, and enhance results after SculpSure® treatments.
Recovering from your SculpSure® Non-Invasive Body Contouring Procedure
SculpSure® is highly comfortable and can even be performed during your lunch hour; you can immediately return to work or other daily activities. Because it is non-invasive, there is no downtime for recovery.
Though fat is destroyed during treatment, it takes some time for your body to remove the affected fat cells from the area; your results will become gradually more visible over about six weeks. While many patients are happy with the results they can achieve after one treatment, you may consider having a few subsequent treatments for more substantial results. Dr. Yegiyants can make recommendations about the treatment plan based on your goals and the amount of fat present in the area(s).
The fat cells that have been treated and eliminated through SculpSure® will not return. However, significant fluctuations in your weight may affect your results, causing the remaining fat cells in the area to grow larger. While additional weight gain will be in proportion (treated areas will remain slimmer than others in comparison), it is best to maintain a relatively stable weight after your treatments.
Flaunt a confident physique with SculpSure® non-invasive body contouring in Santa Barbara. Call Dr. Yegiyants today to learn more!