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 25-35%. 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.” While some patients feel that the heat generated is greater than that of a hot stone massage, the procedure is generally well-tolerated, and patients complete the treatment using recommended parameters without any difficulty. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What areas can you treat with truSculpt 3D?
- Fat around bra strap
- Flanks/love handles
- Thighs (both outer and inner thighs)
- Above the knees
How long does the treatment last?
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 much does the procedure cost?
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.
How many treatments are required?
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 the procedure?
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.
What is the post-procedure recovery like?
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.
What are the potential risks or side effects?
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.
How long does it take to see results?
Full results may be seen at 10-12 weeks; however, many patients start to see results as early as 4 weeks.
What are the benefits of truSculpt 3D over surgical fat removal (i.e., 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 anesthesi