Frequently Asked Questions
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All general questions
The Fun Sculpting System a fat removal and fat transfer system. It is different from other fat removal technologies in that it does NOT heat, burn, rip, freeze, or tear the fat, underlying blood vessels, nerve endings, or fascia. The system utilizes dull tip cannulas and infrasonic vibration to create a harmonic wave that gently, safely, and quickly dislodges the fat cells while keeping the connected tissue, nerves and vascular bundles intact. The Fun Sculpting technology helps create a pain free procedure without the need for sedation or narcotics. It also stimulates the production of collagen in the treated area for up to six months after treatment, which aides in skin tightening and improving the smoothness of results.
As an FDA approved device and procedure, any and all complications from Fun Sculpting must be reported to the FDA. To date, there has NEVER been a death, skin necrosis, or embolism from Fun Sculpting. Sadly, in 10% of all traditional liposuction procedures, one of these serious complications occur.
Just about every area can be safely treated including abs, flanks, inner/outer thighs, calves, arms, backs, necks, and chins. The system is also routinely used to reduce both male and female breasts.
A health history will be taken and discussed but overall, very few people are unable to have the procedure. There are only a couple groups that can NOT have Fun Sculpting – pregnant women and patients with significant cardiovascular disease. Individuals on blood thinners as well as those who drink alcohol regularly should be considered carefully and may need to have blood work or approval from their primary care physician prior to having the procedure.
Pricing is done by procedure area and is dependent on many factors (ex. How much fat is removed or transferred). In general, the cost for the first area is approximately $2500. Additional areas done during the same appointment are priced at a lower cost. Exact price will be quoted during consultation.
As an example only:
● The most common areas treated together are the upper abdomen, lower abdomen and flanks. This group of procedures would take approximately 2-3 hours and cost around $6500. ● A set of upper arms take about 30-45 minutes and has an average charge of $2500. ● Breast reductions average $4000 and take approximately an hour.
● Fat transfers can be added to any procedure. It will take approximately 45 minutes and cost an additional $3000.
Most patients feel well enough to return to work within 24-48 hours (depending on the nature of their job). You should not do any strenuous activity/exercise or lifting more than 10 lbs. for 7 days but it is recommended to walk a mile or 2 in the first 2 days to assist with lymphatic drainage. You can slowly resume activities as tolerated after 7 days. You also should not smoke or consume alcohol for 7 days as it can affect healing.
Most patients experience very little pain and describe the recovery as being comparable to the soreness felt after having done a moderate workout. No post procedure narcotics are given. Post operatively, patients report sufficient comfort levels with simple Tylenol and can use it as necessary. Advil (ibuprofen) should not be taken for at least 7 days after the procedure.
Before the procedure:
The day of the procedure, your provider can offer you up to 1 mg of Ativan if needed for anxiety. Otherwise, the procedure is performed in the office with only local anesthesia by a trained Nurse Practitioner. The lack of intravenous sedation reduces operative time by 40% over traditional liposuction and laser assisted procedures.
During the procedure:
You will be awake the entire time. You can sleep, read, listen to music, play games on your phone, etc. (although no pictures or videos will be allowed during the procedure). You will feel some gentle pressure and vibration but not pain.
After the procedure:
Immediately following your procedure, you will be able to look at your results (keep in mind there is a great deal of fluid used during the procedure so there will be some swelling initially). You will then be dressed in a compression garment. This garment MUST be worn for 24/7 for 2 weeks and then 12 hours a day for 2 weeks. This is VITAL in healing and optimizing results!
Since no general anesthesia is used, you will be able to walk out on your own right after your procedure but you should have a driver to take you home (especially if you take Ativan prior to the procedure). You will be tired and should rest for a couple hours once you get home. Later that day, you should take a shower and a walk (1-2 miles are suggested) to help with drainage. Most patients feel tender and sore in the treated areas, as if they had worked out extensively, but this discomfort resolves within a few days after the procedure. Entry points are 3mm punch sites that close naturally in 24 hours. They will be covered in bandaids and do not require sutures.
You will see some results immediately after the procedure. Tightening of the procedure area continues over the next 30 days with about 60% of results being visible within 2 weeks. The skin tightening is natural and permanent (with weight maintenance). In contrast, heat induced skin tightening lasts less than a year.
Some areas will not tighten as much as others (simply due to gravity – such as arms). Also, if large volumes of fat are removed, the skin cannot fully retract but the skin will tighten up considerably. Clients must wear compression garments as directed to ensure optimal skin tightening. Irregularities in the skin present before the procedure (such as stretch marks or dimpling) will not necessarily be removed through the procedure but you will see a generalized improvement in the contour of the treated area.
No, after your Fun Sculpting treatment, the fat cells will never regenerate in the treated area as they are literally no longer in your body. With weight maintenance, the fat removal and skin tightening is permanent. Also, unlike other fat removal procedures, you will not have to have repeated treatments on the same area.
● Shorter treatment times (up to 40% faster than other procedures)
● Increased patient safety
● Less patient downtime
● Less bruising and swelling
● No burning or scarring of skin since no heat is generated
● Smoother, more beautiful results
● No general anesthesia needed
● Vibration stimulated pain control during procedure
● All skin types can be treated
● Natural skin retraction and tightening
● More cost effective than Cool Sculpting or Liposuction
● No need for multiple procedures
● No sutures
YES! The Fun Sculpting System is the safest, fastest, and most efficient method of fat transfer. The system not only has the highest cell viability, but it is also a closed loop system. This means that the fat literally never leaves the cannister!
Other modalities spin the fat (because it is loaded with blood from their procedure) which further damages the cells. The fat is then manually transferred and drawn up in syringes, exposing it to air and possible contamination. Then a needle is then attached to the syringe and the fat is blindly injected into the patient via ratchet gun. Not only is cell viability compromised, but resorption and dispersion of the fat is uneven. This leads to poor results and risk of injecting fat into a vein or artery; inducing a fat embolism which could kill the patient. (This is a fact – not a marketing ploy.)
So, how is Fun Sculpting different? Simple! The machine was literally made with fat transfer as a possible function. We literally change the cannula, reverse the pump and infuse the fat back into the patient using the same vibration technology. Cell viability for Fun Sculpting is 90% as opposed to less than 50% with other technologies. The fat is so pure that the FDA has approved Fun Sculpting to use it to harvest stem cells! This amazing technology offers patients who seek breast or butt augmentations a natural alternative to traditional surgical silicone or saline implants.
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