f you have excess fat in your abdomen, flank, or both, you’re not alone. These are two of the most common areas for fat to build up. Unfortunately, it’s also difficult to target and eliminate fat in these areas with exercise and dieting. If you have fat in these stubborn areas, abdomen and flank contouring with SculpSure® can help. At Virapel, Dr. William B. Miller and Cheryl Felt, MSN, APN-C provide SculpSure for patients in Voorhees, New Jersey who have excess fat in their abdomen and flank.
Fat tends to accumulate in these areas over time, especially in women, which means you have more fat cells to lose in these areas compared to other parts of your body. Targeting your abdomen and flank with exercises and diets isn’t always effective at reducing fat, mainly due to genetics.
With SculpSure, you can have fat cells in these specific areas targeted and eliminated.
It's a noninvasive fat loss procedure for stubborn areas, such as your abdomen and flank. This method involves the use of laser energy rather than suctioning fat out of these areas, which makes it a safer form of treatment.
SculpSure doesn’t come with the same risks as invasive fat loss procedures, such as bleeding and infections.
Dr. Miller will use a SculpSure device that emits laser energy, which damages fat cells in the treated areas. Your body’s lymphatic system takes care of these damaged fat cells by processing and getting rid of them.
Despite the use of laser energy to heat up fat cells, you shouldn’t experience any burning or pain during your treatment.
It’s common to feel a warmth and slight tingling while the device emits laser energy. If you’re sensitive to pain or worried about discomfort, you can talk to Dr. Miller about your concerns.
You can see optimal results within a few months, although this can vary from patient to patient.
Your body should start eliminating fat cells after about six weeks following your treatment. Over the next several weeks, your body’s lymphatic system keeps getting rid of these cells.
The results from this FDA-cleared fat loss treatment are permanent since the cells that are damaged don’t come back. However, you should be aware that you can get new fat cells in your abdomen and flank again. Following a healthy lifestyle helps reduce this risk.
If you’re interested in abdomen and flank contouring in Voorhees, please contact Virapel to set up an appointment with Dr. Miller.