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Eating healthy and exercising regularly can make you feel great, especially as you work toward sculpting the slim, toned body you’ve always wanted. Despite targeted workout routines, however, you’re still left with stubborn, unwanted fat in certain problem areas that don’t respond to your efforts. You didn’t anticipate feeling so frustrated and discouraged, no matter how strictly you adhere to your weight loss regimen.

This is a common concern that many encounter on the path to getting healthier and improving their overall fitness. Individual factors such as genetics, age, sex and hormones dictate where and how our bodies store fat and some areas, such as the belly, flanks and hips, are notoriously hard to lose. If you feel like your weight loss goals are being thwarted by stubborn fat, you may be a good candidate for WarmSculpting by SculpSure, an innovative body contouring treatment offered by double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Franziska Huettner at Manhattan Plastic Surgery NYC.

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What is WarmSculpting by SculpSure?

WarmSculpting by SculpSure is an advanced laser treatment designed to help patients reach their fitness goals by targeting stubborn fat in common problem areas. A noninvasive solution for fat loss, WarmSculpting is FDA-cleared for both men and women and offers patients an effective alternative to surgical techniques such as liposuction. SculpSure’s laser technology is highly versatile, allowing Dr. Huettner to customize your treatment plan and target specific areas based on your concerns, needs and aesthetic goals. Areas commonly treated with SculpSure include:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks or “love handles”
  • Back
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Chin

Although WarmSculpting eliminates unwanted pockets of fat where you need it most, it’s not a substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise. Maintaining a healthy, stable weight is essential to achieving an optimal outcome and preserving your results.

WarmSculpting by SculpSure uses noninvasive laser lipolysis technology to melt away stubborn fat in targeted areas. Using a light-based laser, SculpSure is set to a specific wavelength that delivers waves of laser energy to heat fat cells beneath the skin without affecting the surrounding tissues. By raising the temperature of targeted fat cells, WarmSculpting compromises their structural integrity.

Your body will recognize that these fat cells are damaged and steadily eliminate them over the next three months. Once these fat cells are removed, they’re gone for good. Diet and exercise cause fat cells to shrink, but WarmSculpting eliminates them altogether, leaving you with slimmer and more pleasing contours.

WarmSculpting is an effective fat removal treatment but is recommended for patients who are at or near their goal weight and looking to eliminate moderate amounts of stubborn fat. It’s not a substitute for maintaining a healthy diet or regular exercise and isn’t a weight-loss procedure. Ideal WarmSculpting candidates are those who:

Are within 25 pounds of their ideal body weight

Have a healthy BMI

Are not overweight or obese

Have small to moderate amounts of stubborn fat in common problem areas

Eat healthy and get plenty of exercise

Want to avoid more invasive procedures such as liposuction

If you’ve fallen short of your fitness goals and need an extra edge to eliminate unwanted fat, WarmSculpting may be right for you. With carefully crafted treatment plans and an artistic eye, Dr. Huettner at Manhattan Plastic Surgery NYC can help you achieve the toned, well-defined figure you’ve been working toward without any downtime or recovery period.

WarmSculpting treatments are quick, comfortable and convenient, generally lasting about 25 minutes. Since SculpSure’s lasers are specifically calibrated to target only fat cells and won’t affect the surrounding tissues, no anesthesia is needed. Before beginning, Dr. Huettner at Manhattan Plastic Surgery NYC will carefully identify your treatment areas and strategically apply the device to ensure optimal results.

When your treatment begins, you will feel a cooling sensation that helps keep the skin comfortable and will alternate with the laser’s heat cycling to maintain a safe and constant temperature. You’ll sit back comfortably and relax as targeted fat cells are heated and may feel a tingling sensation or deep warmth as the treatment progresses. Most patients find the procedure very tolerable and are able to resume all normal activities immediately afterward with no downtime, recovery or adverse side effects.

WarmSculpting can safely and effectively remove up to 24 percent of targeted fat in one session, but results vary from person to person and take time to develop as your body works to clear away treated fat cells. Many patients begin to notice improvements six weeks after their treatment, with changes becoming fully visible in about 12 weeks.

Although some patients achieve satisfying results after just one session, you may need three or more treatments to reach your fitness goals. Appointments should be scheduled about 12 weeks apart, which will give your body enough time to eliminate previously treated fat cells and allow your new contours to show. Lingering, unwanted fat can continue to be treated until you achieve your desired outcome. Once your final results have formed, your slimmer figure will be long-lasting, but you should be prepared to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. Treated fat cells do not return, but that doesn’t mean you’re immune to weight gain due to a poor diet and lack of exercise.

We are here to help


If you feel like your workouts have hit a wall and are struggling with stubborn, unwanted fat, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Huettner at Manhattan Plastic Surgery NYC can help. As one of New York’s top plastic surgeons, Dr. Huettner combines her extensive skills and expertise with a personal touch to provide highly customized body sculpting results that will complement your natural contours. Contact or call Manhattan Plastic Surgery NYC at 212-495-9200 to learn more about WarmSculpting by SculpSure and schedule a consultation with Dr. Huettner today.

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