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The Benefits and Risks of SculpSure

The Benefits

The Risks

  • Slim your body in just one session without labour intensive exercise or impossible dieting
  • Perfect if you can’t shift that last bit of stubborn fat
  • Quick and easy
  • No downtime
  • Less side-effects than alternatives
  • Long lasting results
  • Minimal risks involved
  • Not recommended for patients with certain conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant women

A fast, simple way to lose fat

If you’re struggling to lose that last bit of weight, or don’t have the time or desire to intensively diet or exercise, SculpSure is a hassle-free alternative.


  • best suited to people who are slightly overweight or an average weight
  • easy to maintain, providing you don’t radically change your routine by eating a lot more or stopping exercise altogether

How much fat can you lose?

Studies have shown that patients can lose 2 cm of fat six months after treatment.

See the results for yourself in our before and after galleries.

Why SculpSure is ideal for shifting stubborn fat

SculpSure is perfect if you eat healthily and exercise, but just can’t get rid of that final bit of fat. You don’t have to risk surgery or a major procedure with lots of side effects—instead, you can choose this simple, quick and safe option.

1. Fewer side-effects

Compared to other body contouring treatments, SculpSure has far fewer side effects and no recorded long-term side effects at all. You’re less likely to suffer any:

  • bruising
  • scarring (the procedure is entirely non-invasive)
  • marks
  • baggy or rippling skin

You might experience some mild discomfort—some patients say it feels a bit like you’ve done a lot of press-ups. You may also have some short-term swelling around the area you’ve had treated.

Most other body contouring treatments have far more side effects, as summarised below:


Possible Side-effects

  • Redness
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Tingling or stinging
  • Tenderness
  • Cramps or aching
  • Itching
  • Sensitive skin
  • Delayed onset pain (which often needs prescription medication)
  • Nerve damage
  • Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia—when, rather than reduce fat, the treatment causes your body to swell because more abnormal fat cells start to grow



  • Swelling and bruising
  • Soreness and numbness around treated area
  • Irritation and minor scarring around treated area
  • Loose skin in treated areas
  • Fat embolism syndrome (in rare cases)—when fat gets into a blood vessel and blocks blood flow
  • Potential risks of going under anaesthesia


  • Swelling and bruising
  • Redness
  • Tingling
  • Some pain


  • Small risk of infection (due to the incision being made)
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Soreness


  • Small risk of infection (due to the incision being made)
  • Soreness around treated area for 1–3 days
  • Potential dull ache for 1–4 weeks
  • Swelling and bruising


  • Change in colour and texture of stool
  • Swelling and bruising


  • Redness
  • Tenderness

2. Quick and easy

The actual process takes only 25 minutes and up to four areas can be treated at once. Most patients only need one treatment to see results, although the best results come after two treatments. There’s no lengthy recovery time—after the treatment, you can get on with your day as normal.

3. Long-lasting results

If you eat healthily and do regular exercise, the fat that SculpSure has removed won’t return. Unlike similar procedures, SculpSure also rebuilds collagen and elastin, which helps to tighten your skin and stop it from sagging.

4. No downtime

Unlike most other body contouring treatments, with SculpSure there’s no downtime whatsoever. You don’t have to:

  • rest for days, or even hours, after your treatment—as soon as the 25-minute procedure is over, you can be on your way and continue your regular routine
  • book time off work
  • worry about avoiding strenuous activity afterwards

SculpSure is a quick, simple and hassle-free option.

Risks of SculpSure

SculpSure is a relatively new treatment, approved by the FDA in 2015. No long-term negative side effects have been recorded and it’s considered a safe procedure.

Only low-level heat—42°C to 47°C—is applied to your skin during the procedure. SculpSure uses diode lasers, which have been used in medical treatments such as laser liposuction since the mid-1990s.

SculpSure is not recommended, however, for patients with:

  • a history of skin cancer
  • melanoma
  • immune-suppressed states, like HIV
  • nerve problems, like neuropathy
  • moles or cysts (your practitioner should be able to speak to you about removing it)

SculpSure is also unsuitable for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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