October 29, 2012 – Non or minimally-invasive methods of body contouring are becoming more and more popular as men and women want to slim down without the downtime. Possibly because of the increased demand, new cosmetic surgery treatments for body contouring are being introduced at a fairly rapid pace, and truSculpt recently hit the market after getting FDA approval.

TruSculpt works by using radio frequency (RF) energy to heat cellulite and temporarily reduce the volume of fat in problem body areas like the thighs and buttocks, according to a recent HealthNews Digest article. According to the manufacturer, the RF energy heats and shrinks fat cells well below the skin surface. That encourages the fat cells to reduce in size and the skin to contract, leaving a more slim and smooth appearance. No numbing gels or anesthesia is needed for this treatment as temperatures can be adjusted to accommodate patient heat tolerance.

One truSculpt treatment lasts around an hour. Patients generally have one or two sessions, with around two months between treatments. Patients who have truSculpt treatments can expect to feel a warming sensation during the session. There are few side effects, although some patients may have some minor temporary swelling or redness of the skin. You can go back to work or resume your daily routine after a truSculpt session.

Results may not be immediately visible, but will be seen over about four weeks. The final results should be seen around three months after a truSculpt treatment.

Any skin type works well with truSculpt. But if you’re pregnant, have a pacemaker or defibrillator, metallic implant or any type of tumor you aren’t a good candidate for this non-invasive body contouring method.

As always, before you have any type of cosmetic surgery procedure make sure your physician is board-certified in that field and has been trained to use the specific device or method of body contouring.

[tags]TruSculpt, Body Contouring, Cosmetic Surgery[/tags]