SculpSure Body Contouring Specialist

Emily Sikking, MD

OBGYN located in Santa Monica, CA

Stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise can dramatically influence self-image and confidence and is almost impossible to improve without medical intervention. Emily Sikking, MD/OBGYN, removes stubborn fat with no recovery time and no pain using SculpSure® in Santa Monica, CA.

SculpSure Body Contouring Q & A

by Emily Sikking, MD

Who is a candidate for the SculpSure treatment?

Any patient with stubborn fat is a strong candidate for this minimally invasive, FDA-cleared laser procedure. Both men and women who have areas with excess fat that seems resistant to diet and exercise are eligible for and can benefit from SculpSure. The most common areas treated are the abdomen and flanks, but SculpSure can also be used the arms, legs, and buttocks.

How does SculpSure work?

SculpSure applies heat energy to the fat cells beneath the surface of the skin (without damaging the skin), causing irreparable damage. In the weeks and months following the procedure, the body processes and eliminated the damaged fat cells, flushing them from the body and providing new contour and definition to the area treated.

Is the procedure painful?

Most patients describe the procedure as causing a tolerable tingling sensation, with minimal discomfort. No anesthesia and no local anesthetic are required.

How many treatments are required?

Dr. Sikking completes a physical examination for each patient, while understanding their personal goals in seeking the procedure, and then develops a customized treatment plan. The end goal is always the same: to bridge the gap between the patient’s appearance and the patient’s desired appearance, creating empowerment and improving quality of life. Most patients require about three sessions to achieve the desired results. 

How much time off of work is required?

SculpSure is completely non-invasive, so patients are able to leave the procedure and go directly back to work or even to the gym. There are no restrictions following the treatment and no recovery time required.

How long does it take to see results?

Although the fat cells are damaged during the treatment, they remain in the problem area until the body is able to process them and dispose of them. For this reason, results can be seen as early as 6 weeks, 12 weeks are optimal.

Can fat return to the area?

The fat cells removed by the SculpSure procedure will never return to the area. However, maintaining a toned look requires healthy diet and lifestyle choices. Patients can limit their risk of developing new fat in the treatment area by eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, limiting simple carbohydrates, and participating in routine physical activity. Dr. Sikking can help patients develop a plan that supports their long-term goals.