Permanent Fat Reduction Available Without Surgery

 Q: I made a New Year’s resolution to take better care of myself and feel more confident in my own skin. I have always been self-conscious about this stubborn area of fat on my body that won’t seem to go away with diet and exercise. Are there any options besides surgery? Cindy, Warsaw

A. Happy New Year, Cindy! A new year seems to bring about a fresh perspective for many – like the start of a new book full of blank pages for you to fill. I think it’s great that you want to take care of you this year!

Cindy, those stubborn areas of fat are the worst – I guess that’s why they are called stubborn! The good news is that the newest laser technology available allows us to now treat those areas of fat without the need for surgery, liposuction or any downtime. The procedure I recommend to patients like yourself is called truSculpt™. It uses a non-invasive radio frequency technology that delivers deep heat to fatty tissue to break down cells of fat for body sculpting, fat reduction and skin tightening. The fat cells are permanently destroyed during this process and then broken down and disposed of by the body over up to three months. I still recommend patients maintain a healthy diet full of fresh fruits, vegetables and unprocessed foods as well as an exercise program for optimal results and overall health.


You didn’t mention where that stubborn area of fat was on your body, Cindy. One of the great benefits of the trusculpt laser, that separates it from some of the older fat reduction lasers, is that it can treat multiple areas of the body including the chin, stomach, thighs and buttocks. There is also no downtime with the treatment such as bruising, swelling or any healing to worry about.

For most patients, results are more of a marathon than a sprint. Three treatments for one area, each about one month apart, are recommended. It is also important to note that this is a very safe procedure. It is FDA approved for the heating of deep tissue to permanently reduce fat cells as well as temporarily reduce the presence of cellulite.

If you have any questions about the truSculpt treatment or want to find out if you are good candidate, be sure to consult with a licensed medical aesthetics professional. The sooner you start taking care of yourself Cindy, the sooner you will feel healthier and more confident this new year.

Jennifer KauffmanJennifer Kauffman is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, practicing in Warsaw. She is a sought after speaker at medical conferences such as the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons. Jennifer is a member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Coalition of Advance Practice Nurses of Indiana. She received her Nursing and Nurse Practitioner degrees from Goshen College, and Indiana Wesleyan University. Jennifer is a Clinical Instructor nationally to physicians and nurses on Botox, fillers and sclerotherapy.

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