El Paso Center for Family & Sports Medicine
Angel J. Garcia, MD
Sports Medicine & Aesthetic Specialist located in El Paso, TX
Some body fat will not go away regardless of how much a person diets or exercise. For patients at or near a healthy weight who still have excess fat in specific trouble spots, there is a way to get rid of them for good. Angel J. Garcia, MD, at El Paso Center for Family & Sports Medicine in El Paso, Texas, utilizes SculpSure®, a modern laser technology that can smooth away those bulges. Call or book an appointment online today.
SculpSure® Q & A
What is SculpSure®?
SculpSure® is a body contouring procedure that uses a powerful laser to remove stubborn body fat that patients have not been able to shed with diet and exercise.
The FDA has cleared SculpSure® as a viable way to eliminate at least 24% of the fat on the abdomen and flanks. SculpSure® works equally well on men and women, and Dr. Garcia uses it to eliminate excess fat in the following areas:
- Under your chin
How does SculpSure® work?
Dr. Garcia places heating applicators with cooling plates on top of the treatment area. After SculpSure’s heating lasers disintegrate the fat cells, the patient's body sheds the dead fat cells through its lymph system.
The cooling plates ensure that the patient's skin stays at a normal temperature. Most patients report feeling both warm and cool sensations during the treatment, along with a slight tingling sensation.
It is critical for patients to remember that SculpSure® is not a weight-loss program. It does not prevent fat cells from forming in the future, but it is an effective solution for patients who are at or near their ideal weight for their height and body type, yet struggle to eliminate pockets of resistant fat.
What are the benefits of SculpSure® versus plastic surgery?
There are many benefits to opting for SculpSure® laser contouring, including:
Laser treatment is noninvasive, while surgical methods to remove fat always involve some risk, pain, and recovery time.
SculpSure® can yield a 25% fat reduction in a single treatment session.
The procedure takes about 25 minutes, and patients can resume their daily activities immediately afterward. Other surgical procedures for removing body fat require lengthy recovery times and lost workdays.
SculpSure® has over a 90% satisfaction rate. Patients can expect their clothes to fit differently by the six-week point after treatment; at 12 weeks, many patients report greater satisfaction with their appearance.
Although many patients are content after one SculpSure treatment, some do schedule a second treatment to refine their results further.
Call or book an appointment online today to learn more about how Dr. Garcia utilizes SculpSure® body contouring.