Sculpsure Versus Liposuction

SculpSure in West Palm Beach, FL

If you’re thinking about getting a cosmetic procedure designed to remove stubborn fat, chances are you’ve considered liposuction. But now, you have even more options for this type of cosmedical procedure, including SculpSure!

But when it comes to SculpSure, is it better than traditional liposuction? How do you know which one is right for you? 

At Anushka’s Cosmedical Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida, we get a lot of questions like these regarding SculpSure vs. liposuction. And we’re glad people are asking these questions. After all, if you are considering reducing your unwanted fat, you should consider all of your options before choosing an invasive procedure.

Today, we’re sharing many of the answers to those questions to help provide you with the information you’re looking for. 

To begin, here is a general overview of the different types of liposuction and cosmetic fat removal procedures.
sculpsure vs liposuction

SculpSure: Non-Invasive Liposuction

Relatively new to the market is SculpSure, a non-invasive laser lipolysis treatment designed for full body use and available at Anushka Spa. 

SculpSure used the power of heat and light to elevate the temperature of the tissue to disrupt fat cells. The body then naturally eliminates the fat cells within a couple of weeks. 

Many people opt for this treatment because SculpSure body contouring is the least invasive fat removal procedure on the market. 

At Anushka Spa & Cosmedical Centre, we consider this the “lunchtime fat loss procedure” due to its 25-minute treatment time. 

Our body sculpting specialists will help to determine the appropriate number of applicators and the appropriate positions to help you achieve your desired results. During the procedure, a treatment belt is placed on the target area to attach the laser applicators in place and to ensure minimal discomfort.

How Sculpsure Works

SculpSure requires no suction. There’s no pulling involved with the applicators, which lie flat against the skin. 

It works on modulation of heating and cooling (10 seconds cooling – 20 seconds heat). The laser penetrates the skin to heat up the adipose tissue, which is the location of the stubborn fat. Alternating heat and cooling shock the fat cells, and this shock causes damage to the cells. Your body recognizes these damaged cells as trash and works to flush them out of your body. 

Many of our SculpSure clients experience results in as little as six weeks, and the final effects will be visible around 12 weeks. 

There is literally no downtime with SculpSure! Feel free to hit the gym or head back to work after this procedure. Some clients have reported mild tenderness in the treatment area over the next few days.

Before and After of body contouring solution

The Benefits of SculpSure

Dr. Bonnie Marting, D.N.P., A.N.R.P., can’t help but rave about the fact that Anushka Spa & Salon now offers a non-invasive procedure for body contouring that is great for our clients who want to lose stubborn fat with no downtime.

1. Superior Safety

SculpSure is the first laser device for non-invasive fat elimination approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It uses its concentrated laser for safe results that are easily tailored to the individual needs of each patient. Further, SculpSure has little to no side effects and holds little chance for severe complications. No incisions mean no infections and no scarring—who wouldn’t love that?

2. Fast & Easy

SculpSure only takes 25-minutes and our patients at Anushka Cosmedical Centre begin to see results after one treatment. There’s no need for follow-up sessions, unlike liposuction. Our patients are in and out in less than an hour and feel great when they leave. SculpSure is approved for treatment in multiple areas—it can be used to treat up to four areas at one time! Not only is SculpSure effective, but it’s also efficient.
1 treatment 12 weeks before and after body sculpting

3. Permanent Results

The results from body contouring through SculpSure at Anushka Cosmedical Centre will last for years to come. Once your fat cells are gone, those same ones do not return. One session of SculpSure can produce a 25% reduction in unwanted fatty tissue. SculpSure also works to help rebuild collagen and elastin to tighten the skin in the process, unlike liposuction, which leaves you with extra crepey skin to deal with after the fact.

4. Benefits All Areas

SculpSure is excellent for the upper arms, stomach, flanks, and thighs. SculpSure does not “suction” up fatty tissue, therefore can be used on almost any area of the body, not just areas with pinchable fat. This non-invasive procedure is great for all body shapes and types.

5. No Downtime

One of our favorite benefits of SculpSure at the body sculpting capital of West Palm Beach is the lack of recovery time required for this procedure. You can return to work or hit the gym, no problem, right after you leave your body sculpting appointment!
5 before and after clients taken body sculpting

Smartlipo: Minimally Invasive Liposuction Option

Smartlipo is a form of laser-assisted liposuction that uses laser energy to liquefy fat prior to being removed from the body. While Smartlipo is the name of a particular laser, not all laser-assisted liposuction procedures are Smartlipo.

How Smartlipo Works

Smartlipo procedures typically take between 1-1.5 hours. They are done in an outpatient surgery center, and they’re performed under local anesthesia. This is more beneficial to those who suffer from adverse side effects from typical anesthesia.

Much smaller incisions are made in comparison to those used during traditional liposuction. This procedure is considered to be minimally invasive in this respect. Local anesthesia composed of lidocaine and epinephrine is infused under the skin to numb the patient and allow them to be awake during the procedure. 

Once the surgical area is numb, a thin cannula similar to that of traditional liposuction is inserted under the skin. A laser fiber is also inserted under the skin. The laser then liquefies the fat and will either be aspirated or suctioned out of the body to discharge the fat. Many patients will experience minor bruising that should subside within a few weeks.

Recovery time from Smartlipo ranges from patient to patient. Most patients will be sore for approximately a week following the procedure. During this time, you should exercise caution with daily activities. 

In most cases, patients wear a compression garment for approximately three weeks after the procedure. Smartlipo is considered to be effective and more convenient than traditional lipo. However, it might not be practical for those who are always on the move.

Traditional Liposuction: The Most Invasive Option

Traditional liposuction was once the gold standard in liposuction. To this day, it’s usually what comes to mind when we think about surgical fat removal. 

With traditional lipo, patients are given general anesthesia to put them in an unconscious state. This requires an anesthesiologist, so these procedures are often done in hospitals or surgery centers. If you are prone to side effects from anesthesia, you may want to consider SculpSure to reduce any unwanted side effects.

How liposuction works

Traditional liposuction is considered to be the most invasive form of fat removal.

Incisions are made in the skin to insert a cannula instrument. Some surgeons may use a manual cannula which is used to aggressively scrape the fat away. Other surgeons prefer to use a powered cannula that shaves or bites the fat to remove it from the skin. Aspirations or suctions simultaneously remove the shaved fat from the body. 

While traditional liposuction is still effective and popular for a specific group of individuals, it’s primarily used to remove fat from large areas with high volumes of fat. 

Traditional liposuction causes a tremendous amount of tissue trauma. This results in excessive bruising to the area as well as surrounding areas. Due to the amount of physical trauma from traditional liposuction, this procedure has the longest recovery time that includes pain, discomfort, and bruising. Compression garments are required to be worn for at least six weeks following the procedure. 

While traditional liposuction can remove a lot of fat at one time, it does nothing for the extra skin resulting from the removal of fat and frequently leaves patients with crepey, loose skin.

Learn More About SculpSure at Anushka Spa & Salon

Before you consider an invasive procedure such as liposuction, schedule a free consultation with one of our body sculpting specialists at Anushka Spa & Salon to see if SculpSure is right for you. Why go through six months of recovery for something you could have in 25 minutes?

Call 561.820.8055 to schedule your consultation to discuss Sculpsure at Anushka Spa & Salon in West Palm Beach, Florida.