We all know the drill when it comes to losing weight: take in fewer calories than you burn. Easy, right? Not always. Are you doing your best to eat healthy and exercise, but still have areas of fat you can’t seem to make disappear? Thankfully, there are treatment options available for those of us who need a little extra help to get the body we desire.

Two of the leading treatments on the market today to eliminate excess body fat are Sculpsure and Liposuction. But which one is right for you? In short, it depends on what you’re looking for.

SculpSure

SculpSure is a breakthrough in non-invasive body sculpting. This laser technology is ideal for patients who want to eliminate fat in the stomach, hip, and thigh areas.

SculpSure uses a laser to heat and eliminate fat in targeted areas of the body. It is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia. The patient will feel sequences of heating and cooling for about 25 minutes. While it varies by individual, most people require 2-3 treatments per area for best results, and there is no downtime associated with the procedure.

If you are looking for a fast, safe and effective way to eliminate your body fat in as little as 6 weeks, SculpSure may be the best option for you!

Liposuction

You likely have heard of liposuction, as it is a well-known, very effective surgical procedure.  This treatment is a body sculpting technique that uses suction to remove localized fat. It can be applied to nearly any area of the body and is frequently used on multiple areas during surgery.

Liposuction is performed under local or general anesthesia. Thin tubes, or cannulas, are inserted under the skin through small incisions to drain fat as the surgeon moves the tubes to various regions storing fatty deposits.

Post-procedure, the patient may experience discomfort that should improve after 5 days.  Swelling, bruising, and soreness are common with liposuction, though compression garments may be used to dissipate the swelling. Results can be seen 3-4 months’ post-procedure.

How do they measure up?

Both SculpSure and Liposuction are FDA-approved body-sculpting solutions to remove fat, resulting in a slimmer, more proportioned figure. Fat is permanently removed, as long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise program as advised by your physician.

So, how do you decide which procedure is best for you? Most patients tend to prefer the non-surgical SculpSure to the invasive Liposuction procedure.  In addition, with SculpSure, you don’t have to be put under anesthesia and there’s no downtime involved.

Both SculpSure and Liposuction are very safe, effective treatments when performed by skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Kyle Song.  It simply comes down to what you want and what your physician advises specifically for you.

To learn more about SculpSure and Liposuction, call 949-701-4454 to schedule your consultation.