Chaula Patel, MD offers a safe, noninvasive laser treatment that eliminates pockets of fat to give you the body shape you desire. Contact Dr. Patel in Bronx, New York, if you have resistant areas of fat that stick around no matter how much you exercise. Using SculpSure®, an advanced system from Cynosure, she can contour your body by permanently destroying targeted fat cells.
Body contouring is designed to improve the shape and tone of your body by permanently eliminating those stubborn areas of fat, like love handles, that stick around in spite of diet and exercise. Body contouring can’t remove large amounts of body fat, and it’s not intended to replace a healthy weight loss plan. But it can give you the body shape you desire when you’re at or near your ultimate weight goal.
If you’re thinking about body contouring, or you might need support for ongoing weight loss, contact Dr. Patel. She’s here to help with all aspects of weight management and will work with you to create the best plan for your needs.
SculpSure is a state-of-the-art medical system Dr. Patel uses for body contouring. The device uses lasers that can safely pass through your skin to target fat cells below the skin. As fat cells are heated by the laser, they begin to break down, then they are carried away and naturally eliminated by the body. SculpSure is often used to eliminate belly fat, love handles, and excess fat on thighs.
Dr. Patel places flat paddles on top of your skin just above the area of fat you want to lose, then the paddles cool your skin while sending lasers down into fat cells. The treatment takes about 25 minutes and can destroy up to about 24% of the fat cells in the targeted area. After you see the optimal results, you can safely have another treatment if there’s any fat remaining that you want to eliminate.
During the treatment, your skin is continuously cooled while the laser turns on and off. As a result, you’ll feel cycles of warmth and cooling. The procedure is easily tolerated by most people, but Dr. Patel will talk with you beforehand to be sure you’re comfortable during treatment. You can get back to your normal daily activities as soon as the treatment is over.
While heat from the laser triggers the destruction of fat cells, it takes a little time for all the affected cells to break down and get carried away by the body. You’ll begin to see noticeable results after 6 weeks, and the entire process will be finished within 12 weeks, so that’s when you’ll see the final results.