SculpSure® in Santa Barbara, CA

Even with diet and exercise, most adults have stubborn areas of fat that seem impossible to get rid of. Now with SculpSure®, you can target these problem areas in just 25 minutes without surgery or downtime. Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, offers SculpSure® to residents of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and the surrounding areas of California.

SculpSure® is a breakthrough non-invasive body contouring procedure that treats bothersome areas of fat, helping you achieve the shape you want. The 25-minute procedure uses light-based technology to permanently destroy up to 24 percent of treated fat in problem areas such as the abdomen and love handles.

Achieving a slimmer, more sculpted appearance is possible with the help of SculpSure®. Call us to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn more about your customized SculpSure® treatment.

SculpSure Patient Poster

1 Single treatment with an average in fat volume as measured by MRI; Clinical and Histological Evaluations of a 1060nm Laser Device for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction – John W. Decorato, MD., F A C S. Rafael Sierra, Ph.D., Bo Chen, Ph.D., Westford, MA, 2014. 2 Average patient discomfort rating of 3.7 on a scale of 1-10; Katz B, Doherty S. A multicenter study of the safety and efficacy of a non-invasive 1060 nm diode laser for fat reduction of the flanks. Paper presented at: 2015 Annual American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Conference; April 22-26; Kissimmee, FL.

Patient Frequently Asked Questions

What is SculpSure® ? SculpSure® is a non-invasive body contouring system for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen and love handles. The 25 minute procedure destroys up to 24% of treated fat cells without surgery.

Is SculpSure® right for me? SculpSure® is ideal for people with trouble spots, particularly those that seem resistant to diet and exercise.

How many treatments will I need? Most patients see results with as little as one treatment. However, you may wish to have additional treatments based on your desired results. Ask your treatment provider about the best treatment plan for you.

What should I expect during the treatment? Most patients feel a tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment which is generally well-tolerated.

When will I see results? Many patients start to see results as early as 6 weeks following treatment as the body begins to evacuate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks.

How long will the results last? Treated fat cells are permanently destroyed during the treatment and will not regenerate.
How long before I can resume normal activities? There is no downtime with SculpSure® so you can have the treatment during your lunch hour and return to work immediately.

What is the difference between fat loss and weight loss? The number of fat cells stored in our bodies typically remain constant throughout adult life. After the SculpSure® treatment, the destroyed fat cells will never return. However, as we lose weight, the size of fat cells become smaller, but typically do not decrease in number. Even with diet and exercise, many people have difficulty losing weight in these trouble areas.




SculpSure® vs CoolSculpting®

SculpSure® by Cynosure
CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq
25 minutes
60 minutes
FDA cleared for laser Thermolipolysis (heats the fat) with cool, flat applicators
FDA cleared for Cyrolipolysis (freezes the fat) with a suctioned applicator
25 minute treatment using 4 cool, flat applicators simultaneously (example: treats both love handles in 25 minutes)
1 hour treatment using 1 suctioned applicator (example: takes 2 hours to treat both love handles)
No recovery time. Can work out immediately after / minimal tenderness in area treated
Up to a few weeks of numbness and bruising/tingling of the treated areas have been reported and potential complications
Hands free/ flat non-suction applicator with cooling plates that is easily tolerated
Suction based applicator and post procedure massage can be quite uncomfortable and cause nerve damage in some patients
No suction, no pulling the tissue, can treat all body types including younger / tighter patients with less fat (doesn’t need to be vacuumed)
Patient’s skin and fat must vacuum into applicator or you cannot perform the treatment
Treat multiple areas at once and applicators can be placed on the body in many configurations to better target troubling fat zones
Limited applicator shape, size and treatable area / can only treat fat that can be suctioned into the applicator
$1500 average cost per treatment (4 applicators at once)
$600 average cost per small applicator (equivalent to 2 SculpSure® applicators) or $1500 per the larger applicator (equivalent to 4 SculpSure® applicators)
24% permanent reduction in fat in 6-12 weeks
Average 22% permanent fat reduction in 3-4 months
Treatable areas
Anything below the neck- Abdomen, flanks (love handles), inner and outer thighs, above the knees, bra line, etc.
Limited treatable areas based on applicator design
Smoother treatment result due to heat dispersion/feathering up to 35% spread outside of the treated areas/applicators
Only suctioned fat is treated; patients may experience irregularities, lumpiness or shelving in the treated area


If you live in or around Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, or Ventura, CA, and interested in learning more about SculpSure®, contact Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, to set up your complimentary consultation.

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