Revision surgery, sometimes called revisional surgery, is for patients who have already had some weight loss surgery and need additional surgery – either to repair the first one or because they haven’t lost sufficient weight. If you think you need revision surgery, contact Dr. Andrew Hargroder in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for a consultation.
SculpSure is a non-surgical, non-invasive laser treatment developed specially to target the fat that’s the hardest to get rid of: on your abdomen, back, and inner and outer thighs. Approved by the FDA in 2015, SculpSure is a safe and efficient method of fat reduction.
The SculpSure procedure is straightforward and quick, usually only taking about 25 minutes. You won’t need any anesthesia or numbing medication, and during the procedure, you can read, relax, or even take a nap.
First, Dr. Hargroder places applicators on the trouble areas that you want to target. These applicators emit laser light that heats up your fat cells, while simultaneously cooling your skin. The laser is just hot enough to kill the fat cells while leaving your other tissues unharmed.
Because the applicators alternate between a cooling effect and heat from the laser, you may feel these changes in temperature. You also may experience a slight stinging sensation or a little bit of cramping, but let Dr. Hargroder know, and he can adjust the temperature of the applicators at any time.
One thing to remember about SculpSure is that results don’t appear immediately. Patients have reported seeing results in as little as six weeks, but optimal results are often seen in about 12 weeks. If you need additional treatment, you can schedule another SculpSure session after 6-12 weeks.
Few serious side effects have been reported, but after SculpSure treatment, you may experience:
These are usually very mild and go away shortly after the procedure. Dr. Hargroder also may recommend that you massage certain areas for a few weeks.
SculpSure is an ideal solution for people who have tried diet and exercise, but still have some areas of their body that need a little extra help. Because SculpSure doesn’t use suction like some other fat reduction methods, it doesn’t require any particular degree of fat to be present. However, the results of SculpSure won’t last if you don’t maintain a proper diet and exercise after your treatment, so you need to commit to a healthy lifestyle.
To learn more about SculpSure and determine whether you’re a good fit, book an appointment with Dr. Hargroder to discuss various choices available.