SculpSure is a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction. It requires no anesthesia, has minimal discomfort, involves virtually no recovery, and takes only 25 minutes. An amazing advance over other nonsurgical body contouring options, WarmSculpting™ treatments with SculpSure help our Westchester, Long Island, and NYC patients “melt away” fat in only 25 minutes. Dr. Scott Newman was one of the first plastic surgeons in the tri-state area to offer SculpSure, and Newman Plastic Surgery & Laser Center is designated a Luminary Center for SculpSure.
What is SculpSure?
SculpSure uses advanced laser technology to reduce fat and is different than anything else available. Similar to liposuction, SculpSure reduces the number of fat cells in the treated area. Liposuction does this by physically removing the cells, and SculpSure does this by destroying the cells using heat from the laser that selectively affects fat cells and nothing else.
How are SculpSure treatments done?
The SculpSure laser has 4 handpieces that can be used at the same time. These handpieces are held in place with frames that they snap into. They can be placed next to each other or in different areas. Up to 4 handpieces can be used at once during a 25-minute session. If the treatment requires more than 4 handpieces, additional sessions are needed and can be done one after the other on the same day. During the session, the treatment progresses through warm and cool cycles.
Meet Our Surgeon
Dr. Scott Newman
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Newman is a nationally recognized specialist in breast and body surgery. His refined expertise extends to reconstructive and facial plastic surgery, as well as nonsurgical aesthetics. The innovator of the technology that became VECTRA® 3-D imaging, Dr. Newman is always looking for ways to improve his patients’ safety, comfort, and results. This drive has made Newman Plastic Surgery one of the most technologically advanced practices in the country.Meet Dr. Newman Request Your Consultation
Do SculpSure treatments hurt?
The SculpSure treatment does not hurt, but it can be uncomfortable. Every patient we have treated has tolerated the treatment without difficulty. If desired, we can adjust treatment intensity to match your comfort level. During the procedure, the SculpSure laser turns on and off. While the laser is off there is no heating, and during this time, the cold plate on the skin is all you will feel. This cycle of heating followed by cooling is what makes this treatment more comfortable than anything else on the market.
Am I a good candidate for SculpSure?
The truth is that the SculpSure laser will reduce fat on anyone, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is a good candidate. Unlike some other lasers, SculpSure is safe to use on all skin types. The indications for SculpSure are similar to those for liposuction. In general, the skin over the treatment area should have good tone.
For patients who have a lot of abdominal skin laxity with significant stretch marks, liposuction or SculpSure will not give the ideal result. On the other hand, we have had some patients who were good candidates for a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) who were not interested in surgical procedures and were seeking nonsurgical alternatives. When these patients were treated with SculpSure, they absolutely saw a modest change, and although it didn’t give a perfect solution, these patients are happy with their results!
Should SculpSure only be done by plastic surgeons?
We believe it’s important that the SculpSure treatment is designed by a plastic surgeon who has significant experience with liposuction. While the treatment itself is straight-forward, the way the treatment is designed will significantly affect the result. Done properly, the SculpSure treatment can both reduce fat and contour areas in ways similar to liposuction.
Just as liposuction results vary from doctor to doctor, so do SculpSure results. Many of the principles of liposuction surgery apply to the use of the SculpSure laser. As with other technologies designed for medical use, surgical lasers often show up in salons, spas, and even tattoo centers! In this practice, Dr. Newman sees every SculpSure patient and designs every treatment individually.
Which is better CoolSculpting® or WarmSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-laser device also designed to reduce fat without surgery, but that’s where the similarity ends. Before purchasing the SculpSure laser, Dr. Newman was considering adding the CoolSculpting device to the practice. As part of his research, Dr. Newman himself was treated with the device. As a result, Dr. Newman decided NOT to purchase CoolSculpting. During your free initial consultation, Dr. Newman will be happy to discuss his experience!
CoolSculpting attempts to damage fat cells with cold rather than with heat. This is done using a vacuum to “pinch” or grab your skin and fat while the device gets very cold. The process is extremely painful and involves a modest recovery period.
Dr. Newman’s biggest issue with CoolSculpting was that, after the entire experience, he saw no result. SculpSure, on the other hand, was not painful as CoolSculpting was. It is a selective laser, so the skin is not affected and is not pinched or pulled during the treatment. Dr. Newman experienced no recovery period after his SculpSure treatment and attained a significant result. As a result, Dr. Newman was one of the first plastic surgeons in the tri-state area to purchase the SculpSure laser.
Featured in the Media
Expertise and innovation attract attention. Dr. Newman has performed thousands of cosmetic breast, body, face, and skin procedures over his decades in practice. He has earned awards from The Aesthetic Society® (ASAPS) for his innovative techniques and has spoken about emerging technologies to respected colleagues at national meetings. Both the New York and national media trust Dr. Newman for his specialized expertise in both surgical and nonsurgical aesthetics.
How much does a session of SculpSure cost in New York?
The cost for a SculpSure treatment for NYC, Long Island, and Westchester residents is between $250 and $350 per handpiece, depending on how many are used. For example, a typical treatment of the lower abdomen requires 2 to 4 handpieces. Up to 4 handpieces are used in a single 25-minute session. We have treated people with anywhere from 2 handpieces to as many as 40 handpieces over many areas.
How many SculpSure treatments will I need?
SculpSure was designed as a one-time treatment.
How long after a SculpSure treatment will I see results?
Although it takes about 12 weeks to see full results, some people see results starting in only 1 to 2 weeks.
How many times can you do SculpSure?
Some patients who see a significant change want even more reduction―so additional treatments can be done. This is possible at least 3 months after the first treatment.
What is recovery like after a SculpSure treatment?
Perhaps the most amazing thing about SculpSure is that there is basically no recovery! After the treatment, there is only slight soreness, no bruising, and only minimal swelling. No garment is required, and a normal routine can be continued immediately. Over the next few weeks, it is normal to feel a little “lumpiness” in the treated area that is usually completely resolved by 6 to 12 weeks.Back to Top