While Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”’ star Kyle Richards has had her fair share of stressful moments on the popular TV series, she has nothing but good things to say about her experience with SculpSure, a non-invasive laser fat-reduction treatment.
The reality star recently described the procedure to journalists during a press event at Dr. Paul Nassif‘s (Bravo’s “Botched“) renowned clinic, Spalding Plastic Surgery: “SculpSure was so easy, I was so happy that it was completely painless! I am such a wimp with pain and I really didn’t feel a thing!” Richards enthused.
The new light-based body contouring treatment uses laser-based technology to selectively target and destroy fat cells without affecting the skin’s surface, requiring no surgery or downtime. With results that can be seen in as quickly as six weeks, it’s no wonder that non-surgical fat-reduction procedures are increasing in popularity.
Richards, who is now a spokesperson for Sculpsure, is very aware of her appearance: “As someone who spends a lot of time in front of the camera, looking good is important to me. When SculpSure approached me, I was so excited to try it – I realized I could come to the office, and in 25 minutes, with no sedation and no needles, experience this procedure and then go right back to my normal routine.”
“While it was happening, I was just sitting there on social media, while the procedure was being done. I was really shocked that I could leave, go back to my day and feel totally fine. Three weeks later, I really started to see results – and that was after one treatment!”
Richards was so impressed with the results, she actually underwent two treatments to blast away unwanted fat: “Like every woman, I have parts of my body that I’m a little self-conscious about. After having four kids, no matter what exercise I did, those love handles wouldn’t go away!”
SculpSure is FDA-approved for the love handles and belly, and is being promoted as an innovative alternative to surgery for men and women who don’t have much weight to lose. Over time, the damaged fat cells are naturally absorbed and removed from the body.
In the press, Richards has been open about her plastic surgery experiences. “I’ve had my nose done and have had a little Botox and liposuction. The nose surgery made me feel better. I am really glad my daughters have great noses so they don’t have to do anything! I always tell my daughters less plastic surgery is better. Sometimes we see people and you know they have had work done and it just doesn’t look as good.”
Veteran plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz talked to Zwivel during the live demonstration:
“There is a gal here who noticed she had lost just under an inch of fat – and that’s after only one application,” said Schwartz, who has had a cameo or two on “Botched” but prefers to stay out of the limelight. “Most patients who’ve tried it out say it feels like a heating pad. It’s really for people who want to treat areas that aren’t responding to diet or exercise.”
What is SculpSure?
This revolutionary laser treatment was the first to gain FDA approval for non-invasive lipolysis (melting and removal of unwanted fat deposits) for the flanks and abdomen. In June 2017, it was also approved to treat the back and thighs. SculpSure is a good option for patients seeking to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat.
What does SculpSure cost?
As with any cosmetic treatment, SculpSure costs vary depending on the doctor, his or her geographical location and other factors. That being said, SculpSure is a relatively expensive treatment. Prices generally ranges from $1,200 to $1,500 per body area. Because it is considered a non-medical procedure, SculpSure usually is not covered by health insurance.
SculpSure vs Coolsculpting — which is better?
While both of these non-invasive treatments are viable ways to get rid of stubborn deposits of fat, Sculpsure reviews seem to suggest that it may be a more precise and reliable method of eliminating unwanted fat. Sculpsure is quicker and more easily tolerated, and unlike some Coolsculpting patients, Sculpsure patients have not reported side effects such as nerve damage and delayed onset of pain.
What are the side effects of SculpSure?
Aftereffects vary from patient to patient, but potential SculpSure side effects include redness, bruising, pain at the injection site, swelling and bleeding. Small bumps may appear under the skin when pushing on the treatment area(s). Larger, sometimes inflamed bumps have been reported as well. If you do experience any worrisome side effects, make sure to contact your doctor immediately.
Updated, June 2017 — Zwivel Team