Body Sculpting

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Body Sculpting services offered in Missoula, MT

If you have stubborn areas of fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise, body sculpting might be right for you. At Missoula Wellness & Medspa in Missoula, Montana, board-certified Lisa Pacheco, DO, provides SculpSure® body sculpting to help you get the results you want. To book a consultation, call or use the online scheduling tool today.

Body Sculpting Q & A

What is body sculpting?

Body sculpting is a noninvasive laser treatment that reduces unwanted pockets of fat and cellulite without downtime or intrusive procedures like liposuction. It can also tighten your skin.

At Missoula Wellness & Medspa, Dr. Pacheco uses the SculpSure® system to get rid of stubborn fat in your:

  • Abdomen
  • Belly fat
  • Love handles
  • Flanks
  • Arms
  • Outer thighs
  • Inner thighs
  • Under your chin

She can target your most challenging areas with effective, successful results. 

How does body sculpting work?

SculpSure is a safe, FDA-approved system that uses laser energy to heat and destroy your fat cells while leaving your healthy tissues untouched. The laser delivers heat at a precise wavelength that safely passes through your skin to reach targeted pockets of fat beneath the surface.

Your fat cells then absorb the wavelength, heating them just enough to damage the cells. Your body then takes the waste through your lymph system as your destroyed fat cells continue to break down.

You can have more than one area treated during a session, which takes about 25 minutes. You might experience mild discomfort during your treatment, but it’s minimal. 

After your treatment, your recovery is almost instant. You should only notice bruising if you take blood thinners or painkillers before your procedure.

Within 12 weeks, your body naturally eliminates the targeted fat cells. If Dr. Pacheco recommends additional treatments, you need to wait 6-12 weeks between sessions.

Am I a candidate for body sculpting?

To be considered for body sculpting, you need to have a body mass index (BMI) of 43 or below. You’re an ideal candidate if you’re within 10-20 pounds of your ideal weight. Because body sculpting isn’t a weight loss plan, combining it with diet and exercise produces optimal results.

During your evaluation, Dr. Pacheco can determine if you can benefit from the treatment. If body sculpting is right for you, she can recommend how many treatments might be needed to get the best results. In many cases, it can take one to three sessions.

What can I expect after my body sculpting treatment?

Once the SculpSure system destroys your fat cells, they can’t regenerate, so you can consider those fat cells gone forever. However, to maintain your successful results, you need to keep your weight within a healthy range because new fat cells can develop if you gain weight.

To schedule an evaluation to find out if body sculpting is right for you, call the office or book your appointment online today.