What is TruSculpt 3D?
TruSculpt 3D is the next generation in non-invasive body sculpting. truSculpt 3D uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to warm unwanted fat; this heat causes fat cells to undergo cellular death, thus shrinking the thickness of your fat by approximately 25-30%. In addition, truSculpt 3D has the additional benefit of reducing skin laxity.
The truSculpt procedure lasts between 15 minutes and 1 hour, and the heat has been described as similar to a “hot stone massage.” There is no downtime and you can return to your normal activities immediately. If you are pregnant or have any electrical implanted devices in your body, truSculpt 3D is not recommended for you. Please let Dr. Jensen know if either of these situations applies to you at your initial consultation.
Treatment Areas For TruSculpt 3D
- Fat around bra strap
- Flanks/love handles
- Thighs (both outer and inner thighs)
- Above the knees
Advantages of TruSculpt 3D over Liposuction
It is important to note that truSculpt 3D is nonsurgical and noninvasive. When compared to liposuction, truSculpt 3D has many advantages:
- lower cost
- decreased risk of complications, including infection and bleeding
- additional skin tightening benefit
- little to no downtime during recovery
- simple, in-office procedure with no anesthesia
How Long Does TruSculpt 3D Treatment Take?
A single truSculpt 3D treatment session may last between 15 and 60 minutes. After a consultation visit, Dr. Jensen will be able to advise you as to how many treatment areas you might need, which will determine how long your treatment session will last.
How Many Treatments Are Needed For Best Results?
Generally, only one treatment is required in order to achieve the expected results. However, some patients find that a second treatment may be needed for stubborn areas.
Is Anesthesia Required For TruSculpt 3D?
The truSculpt 3D procedure is performed in the office setting with no general anesthesia, sedation, or local anesthesia. Patient tolerate the procedure very well and are able to drive themselves home from their appointment. Patients may eat and drink prior to, and following, their procedure.
When Can I Expect To See Results After TruSculpt 3D?
Full results may be seen at 10-12 weeks; however, many patients start to see results as early as 4 weeks.
Recovery After TruSculpt 3D
Patients generally will have redness and some swelling immediately following their procedure. No special garment (i.e., compression garment) is needed. Patients may return to normal activity immediately. There are no restrictions. There will likely be some redness/pink (and possibly some swelling) which will last for several hours to days following the procedure. In general, the procedure has no downtime.
Possible Risks and Side Effects of TruSculpt 3D
Risks or unexpected side effects are uncommon but occasionally do occur. The most common side effects are persistent redness and swelling, which may last several days. Occasionally, a light brown discoloration in the treatment area may result; this is due to the inflammation in the skin. Generally, this is temporary and resolves over time. Due to inflammation that occurs in the treated fat, you may feel some bumps under the skin. These generally resolve with time as well.
Cost of TruSculpt 3D
Since each patient is different and has different goals and needs, treatment with truSculpt 3D is highly individualized. After a consultation with Dr. Jensen, he will be able to give you a quote for the procedure.