SculpSure Specialist

Montecristo Medical Group

Anita E. Gonzalez, MD

General Practitioner & Pediatrician located in Van Nuys, CA

As you get older, you may start to notice resistant pockets of fat that you just can’t get rid of — no matter how much you diet and exercise. The team at Dr. Anita E. Gonzalez, MD, in Van Nuys, California, knows that looking your best is closely tied to feeling your best and offers WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure®, the latest in body sculpting technology, to target your problem areas. Get rid of stubborn fat by calling Montecristo Medical Group or using the online scheduling tool to make an appointment today.

SculpSure Q & A

What is body sculpting?

Body sculpting, also called body shaping or contouring, is a noninvasive cosmetic treatment that removes fat and increases your visible muscle tone. Body sculpting makes it easier to reshape parts of your body that aren’t responding to diet and exercise. 

What is WarmSculpting with SculpSure?

WarmSculpting with SculpSure is an FDA-approved laser therapy used for body sculpting. It uses laser technology to eliminate targeted areas of resistant fat. During the procedure, a patented laser machine heats up fat cells until they’re irreversibly damaged. 

Over the next three months, your immune system naturally processes the damaged cells and expels them from your body. 

What areas can you target with SculpSure?

SculpSure technology can be used in the following areas:

  • Stomach
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Calves
  • Knees

The best part of this procedure is that once the fat cells are gone, they won’t grow back. However, it’s important to note that while old, damaged fat cells won’t regenerate, this procedure doesn’t prevent new cells from forming in the future. 

To maintain your new shape, you must follow healthy lifestyle practices like eating well and getting regular exercise.

How long is the treatment and recovery time for a WarmSculpting treatment?

Dr. Anita Gonzalez, MD, performs most treatments in under an hour. Unlike liposuction, which is an invasive procedure that requires a relatively long period of recovery, WarmSculpting treatment doesn’t require anesthesia or significant downtime. 

Other benefits of WarmSculpting with SculpSure include the ease of treatment, including minimal discomfort during the treatment, and mild side effects. Some patients notice some redness or bruising near the treatment area, but this usually goes away by itself after a few days.

Because SculpSure technology is minimally invasive and has mild side effects, it can help anyone looking to reduce fat in certain areas. However, the procedure works best if your body mass index (BMI) measurement is in the normal range between 18.5 and 25.

How many WarmSculpting treatments do I need?

Most people require a series of sessions to achieve their desired results, but Dr. Gonzalez will provide a personal recommendation during your consultation. She develops a customized plan for each patient because everyone has a different body shape and comes into the clinic with different areas of concern. 

Before any sculpting sessions begin, Dr. Gonzalez performs a physical exam and discusses your goals for this treatment. Based on your individual needs, Dr. Gonzalez recommends a treatment plan created especially for you.

To learn more about WarmSculpting with SculpSure, call the office or use the online scheduling tool to make an appointment today.