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Would you like to lose those last few pockets of fat without diet and exercise? TruSculpt iD is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment for removing unwanted fat that will keep the fat off without an intense diet and workout plan. The treatment can quickly be performed, and you will see results after a single treatment session. If you are looking to lose fat and enjoy a confidence boost, consider the body sculpting treatments from Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery in Portage, MI.

What Is TruSculpt iD?

TruSculpt iD provides you with non-surgical body sculpting results. The treatment device was developed by Cutera and uses monopolar radiofrequency energy to eliminate fat cells. The energy will only target fat and will not harm the skin or tissue, so there is no risk of scarring or pain. The treatment can be an excellent alternative to liposuction or surgery if you are looking for a less invasive treatment. After the treatment, recovery is minimal, and you will experience no discomfort. The results are a thin and toned body.

How Does It Eliminate Fat?

The treatment eliminates fat by targeting fat cells with radiofrequency energy. The fat is heated until the cells are destroyed. Patients note the treatment feels like a warming hot stone massage, and it will not cause any damage to the skin. The destroyed fat cells are naturally removed from the body through the lymphatic system and treated as waste. This process will not interrupt your daily life and should not be noticeable.

What Are the Benefits?

You may enjoy many benefits from body sculpting, including improved confidence and self-image. The treatment can result in a body fat reduction of 24% in the treated area, helping you lose inches of fat from your waistline and other problem areas. You will be more motivated to go to the gym after treatment and find that your clothes fit more comfortably. You may even be able to reduce your dress size, pants size, or move down a notch on your belt. All of these benefits come from several quick sessions without following an intense diet plan or workout routine. You can enjoy all of these benefits without the expense and recovery time of a liposuction treatment or tummy tuck.

Am I a Good Candidate?

TruSculpt ID is a body sculpting treatment that can be enjoyed by both men and women and by people of all ages and skin types. Patients should be adults in good health looking to lose stubborn deposits of fat. The treatment is perfect for losing those last pockets of fat after a weight loss plan or if you are close to your ideal weight but just have some unwanted fat on the midsection. Sessions can be completed quickly and do not cause an interruption in your normal routine. It can be an excellent alternative to surgery or strict dieting.

What to Expect From Your First Session

Before you can be treated, you will have a consultation with Dr. Elluru to determine if the treatment will be safe and effective to meet your needs. If treatment is a safe and beneficial fit to your goal, we can set a treatment appointment. The treatment is carried out at our Portage location and you will not be under any medication or anesthetic.

The treatment specialist uses the truSculpt device to treat your target area. You will feel no pain or discomfort as the fat is eliminated and can pass the time reading a book or using a mobile device. When the treatment is concluded, you can immediately return to your normal routine without bruising or scarring.

Can the Entire Body Be Treated?

The treatment device is safe for use on all skin types and can be used to treat the areas of the body where stubborn fat tends to be deposited. The treatment can help you lose inches of body fat from many parts of the body.

Fat can be eliminated from the abdomen and flanks, or “love handles” as they are commonly known. The treatment can remove fat from the buttocks, hips, and inner or outer thighs. Fat along the bra strap area and back can also be eliminated. The treatment is precise and can be repeated until the desired results are achieved.

When Will I See Results?

Eliminated fat cells are slowly removed from the body through natural waste removal. This means that you will not see instant results but a gradual improvement over time. You will experience a noticeable loss of fat between 6 and 12 weeks after the first treatment session. While this may seem like a long wait, it can make the process seem more natural. Most people will assume that your fat loss is the result of a successful diet and exercise plan unless you tell them you underwent treatment.

How Long Is a Session?

A treatment session can be over in as little as 15 minutes. If you are seeking treatment for a larger section of the body, expect a slightly longer treatment time, but sessions are quick. For some patients, a single treatment session is all they need to reach their goal, but each patient has their own needs and goals to meet. Each session will be spaced 12 weeks apart so you can get the full benefits from each session.

Are the Results Permanent?

Results from the treatment can be long-lasting if you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. A large portion of fat cells in the treated area can be eliminated from the body permanently and will not regenerate. The treated area will not become fat in most situations, even if you gain some weight. Untreated areas of the body may still become fat if you do not pursue a healthy lifestyle after treatment, but the treated area remains less susceptible to fat growth.

Will the Treatment Help Me Lose Weight?

While body sculpting can help you reach your desired body fat, the treatment is not meant for significant weight loss. When compared to muscle, fat does not weigh much. The total body weight is made up of organs, tissue, muscle, fat, and fluids. You should not expect a significant weight loss with this body sculpting treatment, and the treatment should not be used as a treatment for obesity.

How Long Is the Recovery Time?

You can spend your recovery time active after the treatment without resting in bed. You will not be in pain and do not need to interrupt your normal work schedule or routine. You can head back to work immediately or any other activity you may have planned. You will not be subject to any downtime after the treatment session.

Is the Treatment Safe?

TruSculpt ID is a safe body sculpting treatment that has been FDA approved for fat elimination. We ensure your comfort during the treatment, so you feel no pain and leave with no scarring or damage to the skin or tissue. Many would describe the sensation of the treatment as a warming feeling. This comes from the device heating the fat and lasts slightly longer than a treatment session but does not interfere with your day or feel uncomfortable. The treatment can be a safe alternative to lasers and invasive surgical procedures if you are hesitant to go through the long recovery time and risk your health.

Will I Still Gain Weight After the Treatment?

You can still gain weight after the treatment, and fat may grow in the untreated areas of the body. A touch-up treatment can help you reduce unwanted fat, but the best way to keep the fat off is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The treated area will not become fat in most cases and most patients find it easy to maintain a healthy weight after the treatment. The confidence boost from treatment can be your motivation to remain active and healthy.

How Much Does It Cost?

The treatment can range in cost based on the number of sessions required to meet your needs. Contact Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery for a personalized treatment plan and the estimated costs of the treatment. It may be helpful to contact your health insurance provider for information about the benefits and what they cover in your plan; however, most health insurance providers do not cover the treatment as it is a voluntary cosmetic treatment.

How Does It Compare to Other Body Sculpting Treatments?


Body sculpting with liposuction can be an effective solution for those looking to lose fat quickly. The procedure provides fast results, but you will need to undergo an extensive procedure and recovery time including at least one night of inpatient care. TruSculpt provides results in 6 to 12 weeks and can eliminate as much as 24% of fat cells from a treated area. You can enjoy the treatment without any downtime or recovery time and can return to work immediately after treatment.


CoolSculpting is a popular body sculpting treatment that has some similarities to radiofrequency body sculpting. The treatment device freezes fat cells rather than heating them. This means that patients with sensitivity to cold are not recommended to undergo treatment. The treatment also causes numbness and uses a suction device that may be uncomfortable. TruSculpt Body sculpting feels like a comfortable warming sensation and provides similar long-lasting results.


EMSCULPT is a body sculpting treatment that reduces fat and tones muscle. The treatment stimulates the muscles on the abdomen, causing them to contract like they would during a set of crunches. The treatment multiplies the contractions to perform 20,000 contractions in a 30-minute session. The results are comparable to radiofrequency body sculpting, but they are not long-lasting. You may need several yearly maintenance sessions to maintain your results.


You may be reluctant to undergo body sculpting with BodyTite if you do not like the idea of laser therapy. Lasers do not work well on all skin types and can cause redness and pain similar to a mild sunburn. TruSculpt body sculpting results in painless treatment without any side effects, and the treatment is safe for all skin types. BodyTite results also take a long time to appear, so you may be waiting six months to see noticeable results compared to the six weeks to see results with radiofrequency body sculpting.

Can I Be Treated While Pregnant?

We do not recommend body sculpting if you are pregnant or nursing. Before we treat you, we consult with you to ensure that you have no health conditions that could interfere in the safety of your treatment. You will be asked questions about your medical history, allergies, and the possibility of pregnancy.

Safe and Quick Fat Elimination

If you are ready for a painless fat removal treatment with no invasive surgery and no intense dieting or exercise, body sculpting may be right for you. Patients of all skin types can enjoy fat elimination in a natural time frame. Visit Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery in Portage, MI for a consultation today.


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