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Stubborn fat on the stomach, flanks, upper arms and thighs can be hard to shift, despite vigorous exercise and diet. The way we store fat varies from person to person with genetics, lifestyle and diet influencing how and where it is stored.
Always at the cutting-edge of the latest, evidence-based treatment innovations, the Cadogan Clinic offers a non-surgical solution to combat stubborn pockets of fat with SculpSure™, the first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive fat reduction. The controlled light-based technology is a perfect solution for patients looking to eliminate stubborn fat quickly, effectively and permanently.
The laser energy heats fat cells under the skin (known as lipolysis), which damages their structural integrity. These damaged cells are then processed and eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system.
Special applicators lie flat on the skin and heat the fat layer whilst also cooling the skin’s surface for comfort. The treatment takes a total of 25 minutes, so it’s easy to fit into a lunch break and there is no downtime, so you can return home or back to work straight away. It’s a great non-surgical fat reduction treatment that will help shift stubborn fat.
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Most of our patients see results from 6 weeks onwards after their treatment and the destroyed fat cells are flushed out of the body. We usually say that it can take 12 weeks to notice optimum results.
This fat reduction laser treatment can be carried out on most areas of the body, with the most popular being the stomach, flanks, upper arms (‘bingo wings’) and thighs.
The SculpSure laser treatment is not painful, patients report feeling a tingling sensation with feelings of cool and warmth intermittently.
This treatment is perfect for those with small stubborn areas of fat which will not shift after diet and exercise. For those with larger areas of fat, liposuction or other treatments may be better suited. Sculpsure is also not suitable for those pregnant or breastfeeding.
All techniques of liposuction tighten the skin, but it is not a solution for already sagging skin. The tightening will be more significant where the skin is thin, such as in the neck and arms. Elsewhere, where the skin is heavier, it will generally be sufficient to take up just the extra laxity due to the removal of fat.
In areas where the skin is already hanging in folds, such as the hanging bottom or abdominal apron, these folds tend to remain, as liposuction cannot repair already significantly loose skin. However, where there are folds of heavy fat over the lower back, liposuction can make a very significant improvement. If your skin has good elasticity at the time of the liposuction procedure you will see immediate tightening results once the fat is removed.
Where large amounts of fat are removed and the skin is loose, such as the abdominal apron, or where there has been significant weight loss, a combination of liposuction and skin excision may be the better option. Liposuction will not remove already existing stretch marks.
Body contouring includes non-surgical procedures as well as liposuction and skin excision. Non-surgical fat removal (Sculpt-Sure and CoolSculpt) does not however significantly shrink skin.
Other non-surgical options can be used to tighten the skin and improve quality. Stretch marks are now treatable at the Cadogan Clinic.
During your initial consultation at the Cadogan Clinic, your surgeon will go over all treatment options available to you for achieving your desired results. Whether it be non-surgical or liposuction, with or without skin excision, will be determined with your surgeon.
More than one session may be needed depending on your individual case, but you can be rest assured that the fat cells are permanently destroyed in each treatment. Your practitioner will be able to advise how many sessions are needed and the duration between treatments following an initial consultation.
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