Body Sculpting Specialist

Nashville Family Medical Clinic

Said Attoussi, MD

Family Medicine & Medical Spa located in Nashville, TN

You’ve tried diet and exercise, but stubborn areas of fat just won’t go away. Some types of fat resist your best efforts, no matter how hard you try. Nashville Family Medical Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee, offers SculpSure® body sculpting, a light-based body contouring system to free you of unwanted fat for good. Board-certified doctor Said Attoussi, MD, performs the service during a quick office visit. To find out more about this nonsurgical therapy, call today, or schedule a consultation online.

Body Sculpting Q & A

How does body sculpting work?

SculpSure uses targeted laser energy to permanently reduce unwanted fat cells. The FDA-approved technology sends controlled bursts of low-level heat to injure your fat cells. In time, the dead cells are swept away through your body’s own lymphatic system.

The treatment can eliminate unwanted fat in many areas of your body, including your:

  • Stomach
  • Waist
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs

The result is a slimmer, sleeker appearance.

What should I expect before body sculpting treatment?

Dr. Attoussi reviews your medical history. He’ll typically calculate your body mass index (BMI), which allows him to determine whether body sculpting is right for you. You’re a good candidate for SculpSure if your BMI is 30 or under. Together, you’ll discuss your potential treatment areas and what you hope to achieve from body sculpting.

Dr. Attoussi will ask you about any medications you’re taking and may advise you to stop taking certain medications a few days before treatment. Ibuprofen and aspirin can thin your blood and increase your chances of bruising.

What should I expect during body sculpting?

Your treatment varies a bit depending on the areas you’re targeting. In general, you’ll either be seated or asked to recline in a comfortable position. Dr. Attoussi places the SculpSure instrument on your treatment area. For example, if you’re having fat removed from your stomach, the device may go around your waist like a belt. When treatment begins, the device delivers bursts of warm laser energy, followed by cooling therapy.

You can relax during the treatment. Although you may feel some tingling or pinching sensations during treatment, these sensations are generally mild. Your procedure is quick, usually 25 minutes per treatment area.

What should I expect after body sculpting?

Afterward, you can get back to your daily routine with little or no downtime. You may feel minor side effects, such as slight soreness or stiffness.

You’ll begin to see results in as soon as six weeks. You can expect to achieve optimal results 12 weeks after treatment, although results vary. Because each treatment eliminates about 25% of fat cells, Dr. Attoussi may recommend more than one session to achieve your desired results.