How Does Body Sculpting Work?

Each person’s body stores its stubborn fat in different places. These especially stubborn areas of fat can be nearly impossible to get rid of, even if you lead a healthy lifestyle. Non-surgical body sculpting with truSculpt® iD lets you shape and contour those problem areas to help you achieve your desired figure. This effective fat removal treatment gives you lasting results with no incisions, pain, or recovery time. 

What is Body Sculpting?

Non-invasive body sculpting has become an increasingly popular way to get rid of your stubbornest pockets of fat. Unlike liposuction, which requires incisions, anesthesia, and at least a few days of recovery time, these treatments cause no injury to the skin and only affect fat cells. While different types of body sculpting work in different ways, truSculpt® iD uses radiofrequency energy to damage fat cells so they can be removed from the body. 

Body sculpting can be performed using different types of energy to damage the fat cells. Some treatments use cold, which freezes fat cells, and others use ultrasound energy that penetrates into the fat layers. Radiofrequency energy with truSculpt® iD is the most comfortable option while allowing your provider to treat more areas with better results. 

*Individual Results May Vary

How Does Body Sculpting Work?

You will not require any numbing for your truSculpt® iD treatment. Your provider will place the applicators over the treatment area. These applicators send out radiofrequency (RF) energy that travels harmlessly through the skin and is absorbed by the layers of fat cells beneath it. The energy heats the fat cells, damaging them. Your lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing damaged cells, will filter them away over time. Results appear gradually but are long-lasting. 

Non-surgical body sculpting like truSculpt® iD is even more effective when combined with Dr. Freda Cobbinah’s medical weight loss program. This program combines medication, behavioral changes, and improvements in nutrition and physical activity to provide lasting changes that can be maintained over time. Many people find that targeting their biggest problem areas with truSculpt® iD boosts their confidence and makes their weight loss efforts more effective. 

Is There Any Downtime After Body Sculpting?

Because truSculpt® iD does not require any incisions or injury to the skin, you can return to your usual activities immediately with no downtime. Your skin may look flushed and feel warm for a few hours after treatment, but this effect fades quickly. You can easily fit a truSculpt® iD session into your busy work day and return without anyone knowing you had treatment. 

One advantage of truSculpt® iD over cold-based (cryolipolysis) body sculpting is that radiofrequency energy does not create the risk of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH). This uncommon condition causes fat to overgrow instead of disappearing, and it does not occur with truSculpt® iD. Most people also find truSculpt® iD more comfortable than cryolipolysis. 

When Will I See Results After Body Sculpting?

Most people only need one truSculpt® iD treatment to achieve their goals, although more than one is possible if needed. Your lymphatic system’s removal of the damaged fat cells is not a fast process. Results will develop gradually over the following weeks, with full results visible after about three months. This gradual fat removal can be an advantage since there will be no dramatic changes all at once, so people can appreciate your final results without seeing an abrupt difference. 

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Will truSculpt® iD Help Me Lose Weight?

While body sculpting with truSculpt® iD will remove some fat, it is not a weight loss tool. Treatment does not remove enough fat to create significant weight changes. If you are hoping to achieve overall weight loss rather than targeted fat removal, Dr. Cobbinah’s medical weight loss program can help you achieve your goals. Many people choose to lose weight with this program and use truSculpt® iD to tackle those especially troublesome areas to boost their success. 

During your consultation, you will learn how much fat truSculpt® iD can remove and what your results will look like. This treatment does not need to remove large amounts of fat to achieve a slimmer, more contoured look. You can expect significant improvements in your targeted areas with this treatment but should not expect to see much change when you step on the scale. 

How Long Do Results Last After truSculpt® iD?

The fat cells damaged and removed with body sculpting will not grow back since adult bodies do not make new fat cells. Instead, your weight changes depending on how much fat your existing fat cells are storing. Your truSculpt® iD results can last a lifetime but may change if you experience significant weight changes, especially weight gain. While you have fewer fat cells in the treated area, the ones remaining can still store fat. 

An overall healthy lifestyle is the best way to maintain your truSculpt® iD results. You do not need to be at your optimal weight to see the benefits of this treatment, but maintaining your weight will keep your results looking the way you want them to. As a specialist in weight management, Dr. Cobbinah can provide you with tools to help you maintain your weight and keep your treated areas looking slim and shapely. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Body Sculpting With truSculpt® iD?

Because truSculpt® iD is non-invasive, almost anyone can benefit from this treatment. Good candidates want to address specific areas of stubborn fat and have reasonable expectations about their results. Candidates should be aware that this procedure is not for weight loss, and side effects, while extremely unusual, are possible with any treatment. People who are close to their goal weight will usually see the most noticeable benefits, but individuals with a higher BMI can still see benefits. 

You may not be a candidate for truSculpt® iD if you have certain medical conditions. Treatment is not recommended if you have broken or irritated skin in the treatment area or have an active skin condition that affects the area. Only a consultation can determine whether non-surgical body sculpting is the best option for you. If so, truSculpt® iD is the gentlest and most effective way to achieve your goals. 

I always feel listened to by Dr. Cobbinah. As a mom, this is important because we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. She reminds me to take care of myself whenever I visit. I typically leave feeling less stressed than before.

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If you have further questions about body sculpting, please call us at (210) 568-7555 or complete our online contact form, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you. Essential Med Aesthetics is located in San Antonio, Texas.

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