If you’re determined to make 2019 the year you achieve a leaner, fitter look, you may want to learn a little about truSculpt® and how it can help you reach your goal.
TruSculpt is a noninvasive, nonsurgical method of fat reduction. It uses a technology called monopolar radiofrequency.
Between 2012 and 2017, the number of nonsurgical fat reduction procedures increased by 220%. Part of that astronomical rise is because more people know about these revolutionary options, and part of it is because the technology has improved drastically.
The difference between liposuction and truSculpt
When you have liposuction, your doctor makes a small incision, liquifies your fat cells, and suctions them out. It’s effective, but it’s also a surgical procedure, so it carries all the risks of any surgery. You’ll also need at least several days, and possibly a few weeks, to recover.
TruSculpt works much differently. There are no incisions, and your body disposes of damaged fat cells naturally.
How truSculpt reduces fat
When you have a truSculpt treatment, Dr. Jovanovic places a device over the target area on your body. That device delivers radiofrequency energy to the fat cells you want to eliminate. The energy heats up those targeted cells to the point that they’re damaged beyond repair.
There are no incisions, and you won’t need any recovery time. Your body will naturally eliminate the damaged cells in the hours, days, and weeks following your treatment, and you’ll be able to see the full result in about three months.
If you’re just beginning your fitness journey, you may want to target larger areas, such as your abdomen or your flanks -- often called love handles.
If you’ve been exercising and following a nutritious diet for some time, you may have stubborn areas that don’t seem to change. Those are perfect for truSculpt treatments!
Maybe you’re pursuing visible abs, but there’s a layer of fat hiding your hard-won muscles. With truSculpt, that fat can be eradicated, giving you the body you’ve been working toward.
Some of our patients choose to use truSculpt to refine a previous liposuction. By using the two treatments together, Dr. Jovanovic can really sculpt your body into the shape you want.
What to expect during a truSculpt treatment
If the idea of heating up fat cells until they are too damaged to survive seems like it might be painful, never fear. You may feel a slight heat, similar to what you’d feel during a hot stone massage, when the device moves across your skin, but that’s the extent of it.
The length of your treatment depends in part on the size of the targeted area. Most treatments take between 20 minutes and one hour.
You won’t be left bruised or sore, and in fact, you can go right back to your normal daily activities afterward.
You may need one or two treatments to achieve the results you’re looking for. You should begin seeing the results within a couple of weeks.
If Dr. Jovanovic recommends two treatments, they’ll be scheduled about six weeks apart. You’ll be able to see your final results after about three months.
Individual results vary, but most people lose over 20% of the fat cells in the target area.
If you’re ready to learn how truSculpt can help you reach your goals for 2019, book your appointment at Dr. Jovanovic, OBGYN & Cosmetic Surgery. Use the “book online” button or call our office on New York City’s Upper East Side.