truSculpt 3D® by Cutera® is the latest in cutting-edge technology in fat reduction, skin tightening and cellulite reduction. TruSculpt 3D is a non-surgical, painless procedure that reduces fat up to 25% without the pain and complication of surgery. Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery offers truSculpt 3D treatments customized to your body needs in Birmingham and Dearborn, Michigan.
Stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and exercise is a problem for many patients. truSculpt 3D offers patients a safe, easy, and effective noninvasive treatment option. It is FDA approved to treat the following:
- Adipose tissue (body fat)
- Loose skin
Some of the most common problem areas that can be effectively treated using truSculpt 3D® include the abdomen, love handles, thighs, back, buttocks, and neck. truSculpt 3D® is used in addition to exercise and diet, to enhance the body shape.
How truSculpt 3D® Works
Thousands of fat cells combine to form body fat. Fat cells can grow in size but not number. When diet and exercise decrease fat cells to an appropriate size, fat can still be visibly present in some stubborn areas of the body. This type of fat is often referred to as stubborn fat. The only way to reduce fat is to decrease the amount of fat cells. Research has found that heating fat cells to 45° C (113° F) can destroy them.
truSculpt 3D® works by using monopolar radio frequencies to slowly heat fat cells to 45° C. Approximately 60% of fat cells are destroyed during a truSculpt 3D® treatment session. Once cells are destroyed, they are naturally removed from the body by the lymphatic system. The entire process from treatment to cell elimination to visible results can take up to 1 month. Treatments are usually spaced out in 1-month intervals. For maximum results, patients usually need 1 treatment.
A truSculpt 3D® Procedure
truSculpt 3D® is a noninvasive procedure. No anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation is necessary. The patient remains completely awake and alert throughout the entire procedure. Once the patient is relaxed and comfortable, a truSculpt 3D® specialist performs the procedure using the following steps:
- Ground pad placement. A ground pad is placed on the side of the patient that is not being worked on.
- Probe placement. A specially coated probe is placed on the area that has stubborn fat.
- Heating. The specialist slowly sends heat to the probe and problematic area. A display monitor shows the specialist the target temperature, the temperature of the probe, and the time the probe has been on the area.
- Probe replacement. After 4 minutes, the probe is moved to another area and the process is repeated. The number of probe placements depends on the size of the area being treated. There are two probe sizes (40cm2 and 16cm2).
Typical procedure time is 30-60 minutes. There is no pain or discomfort associated with the procedure. Patients typically describe the feeling of the probe as being like that of a warm cloth.
After the procedure is complete, the patient may have some redness over the area that was treated. This will quickly go away. Patients are allowed to leave the office shortly after the procedure and return to day-to-day activities. No activity modifications or restrictions are needed.
Patients who undergo the procedure can expect to see the following results:
- The loss of stubborn fat
- A proportional body
- An enhancedbody shape
- Skin tightening
- Reduction of cellulite
Patients will expect visible results in 1 month, however, fat reduction up to 25% is achieved by 3-4 months. Patients who eat a well-balanced diet and regularly exercise can expect permanent results.
The procedure is typically reserved for patients who are in good physical condition and have no significant health problems. The following groups of patients are not candidates:
- Patients with cardiac pacemakers or internal defibrillators
- Patients who are pregnant
- Patients who are obese or wanting to lose a substantial amount of weight.
- Patients who have very sensitive skin or a skin disease may not be able to have the procedure.
Consultation at Masri Clinic for Cosmetic and Laser Surgery
Your initial consultation will take a complete medical history. A specialist will discuss your concerns and examine areas that you wish to treat. Measurements and photos will be taken for comparison purposes. You and your specialists will work together to come up with a customized treatment plan designed to achieve your goals. All your questions and concerns will be addressed as well.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are there side effects associated with truSculpt 3D® treatments?
Immediately after the procedure, you may have some redness that will quickly go away. There are no other side effects associated with truSculpt 3D® treatments.
I’m getting married. When is the best time to start my treatments?
You should get your initial treatment at least 3-4 months before your wedding.
Can truSculpt 3D® be used to treat a double chin?
The smaller probe on the truSculpt 3D® system can be used to treat a double chin.
Can truSculpt 3D® be used to treat arm fat?
Yes, the large or small truSculpt 3D® probe can be used to target unwanted arm fat that is bothering you.
Can truSculpt 3D® help me get a six pack?
truSculpt 3D® can certainly help you get rid of stubborn abdominal fat that may be hiding your six-pack; however, truSculpt 3D® is not a substitute for abdominal training and a proper diet.
Do I have to stop smoking to get truSculpt 3D® treatments?
You do not have to stop smoking to have truSculpt 3D® treatments. However, it should be noted that smoking is bad for your overall health and can have an effect on your weight and physical conditioning.
What is the difference between a noninvasive and a minimally invasive procedure?
A noninvasive procedure is a non-surgical procedure that does not require anesthesia. A minimally invasive procedure involves a tiny puncture or incision being made. truSculpt 3D® is considered noninvasive because the probe is gently placed on the skin; no puncture or incision is made.
Will my results be permanent?
truSculpt 3D® destroys fat cells and results are permanent. You will continue to look and feel great provided you eat healthy and exercise.
How do I know if I am a candidate?
The best way to find out if you are a candidate is to arrange an initial consultation. Having realistic expectations and a positive outlook are general requirements for patients who wish to have truSculpt 3D® treatments.
How do I arrange my initial consultation?
You can arrange your initial consultation by clicking here or by contacting one of our offices in Dearborn or Birmingham, MI.