Nonsurgical body contouring with TruSculpt iD by Cutera is an innovative RF (radiofrequency energy) device that delivers heat beneath the skin to eliminate fat cells for noninvasive fat reduction, in addition, the heat helps to contract the overlying skin in the treated areas. Newburyport, MA board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michele Sasmor uses this body sculpting/contouring procedure to help North Shore area patients achieve the physique they desire without undergoing surgery. In the process, TruSculpt may also reduce the appearance of cellulite. It is designed to treat almost any area of the body, including the abdomen, flanks, thighs, buttocks, arms, upper back bra area and the area of fat above the breasts at the axilla area, and other stubborn regions where fat lingers. TruSculpt iD is comfortable and requires no anesthetic. Most patients describe the treatment as feeling like a hot stone massage and others report almost no sensation of heat at all. This procedure has earned the nickname Lunchtime Skinny, thanks to its short procedure time of around 15 minutes. Patients can easily resume normal daily activity after their treatment. Contact RiverSong Plastic Surgery to learn more about this exciting procedure.
Because TruSculpt only heats the adipose tissue and skin, the surrounding skin remains safe. This makes the procedure safe for nearly all skin types. In addition, patients that have had hernias repaired are able to have this treatments. Patients with pacemakers or defibrillators, benign or malignant tumors, or metal implants near the treatment area should not have the procedure performed. The ideal candidate is close to his or her target weight with a BMI in the healthy range.
During a typical treatment, the Cutera TruSculpt handpiece (which releases radiofrequency energy) is placed over the targeted area. The energy released causes fat cells to heat up and liquefy, later being passed out of the body through the natural lymphatic process. TruSculpt also causes moderate skin contraction to help contour the body for a slimming and smoothing effect on the skin. There is no downtime following this treatment, meaning you can return to your normal activities immediately. Patients will see significant improvement in approximately 8 weeks post-treatment with peak results appearing at around 3 months. Additional sessions can be scheduled, depending on the aesthetic goals of the patient.
What to Expect
The TruSculpt iD system is designed to provide an easy and relaxed procedure for noninvasive fat removal and body sculpting/contouring. The small issues that can arise include redness, and mild tenderness in the treated areas. This may last up to a full day, depending on your skin type. Bruising in the treatment area does occur but very rarely. Usually, most of the side effects resolve in an hour.
A unique advantage of the TruSculpt iD is that it is well documented to help tighten lax skin because of the radiofrequency energy. RF has been used for many years as an energy source for tightening facial skin. Modifying how the energy is delivered by TruSculpt iD lets the device decrease fat and tighten the skin at the same time.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does TruSculpt work?
The TruSculpt device releases a radiofrequency energy that delivers controlled, yet comfortable doses of calming heat to the target zone, for a treatmentcycle of 15 minutes. . Fat cells will be "killed" and slowly reabsorped, and collagen production will be stimulated to help produce continued results over the coming weeks and months.
Can I resume my normal activities immediately?
TruSculpt nonsurgical body sculpting is a noninvasive procedure that does not require incisions or sutures, giving you the freedom to return to your daily activities immediately post-treatment.
How long does the procedure last?
Typically, the treatment of one small area takes 15 minutes to perform. The lower abdomen and flanks can take a bit longer, at around 1 hour to complete. Procedure times can vary and some patients may desire multiple treatments to achieve their aesthetic goals.
Sculpt Your Body
Dr. Sasmor of RiverSong Plastic Surgery is proud to offer many methods of achieving your aesthetic goals. If you desire a more sculpted body but are not ready to dedicate the recovery time that a surgical procedure would require, we encourage you to consider the benefits of Trusculpt. During a consultation at our Newburyport, MA facility, Dr. Sasmor can discuss the benefits of each of our body sculpting procedures to help you understand how best to reach your goals. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.