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How is Sculpt™ Body Contouring Better than CoolSculpting®?

All bodies have a few imperfections. These may include cellulite, skin laxity, or pockets of stubborn fat. Many people consider non-surgical body contouring as a way to reach their aesthetic goals. You may be more familiar with popular treatments like CoolSculpting®. However, you can get much more out of your treatment with Sculpt™. This treatment has many benefits, making it the ideal body sculpting option for many people. 

What is Sculpt™ Body Contouring? 

Sculpt™ is a form of non-invasive body sculpting that uses painless microwave energy. It offers fat removal and skin tightening benefits without downtime or discomfort. A single Sculpt™ treatment can shape your body in several different ways. 

Sculpt™ is often used to treat cellulite. Its microwave energy is absorbed into the fat layers under your skin without affecting other tissues. As a result, it damages the fat cells and fibrous bands that cause the appearance of cellulite. This microwave energy can also be used to damage targeted fat cells for body contouring. While other fat removal treatments can leave loose skin behind, Sculpt™ tightens your skin so the area looks smooth and toned.

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How is Sculpt™ Body Contouring Better Than CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is the biggest name in non-invasive body contouring, but that does not make it the best. Your Premier Vein & Body team prefers Sculpt™ due to its advantages over CoolSculpting®

More Effective Energy Source

Sculpt™ uses microwave energy at a wavelength specifically absorbed by fat cells, compared to the cryolipolysis process used by CoolSculpting®, which freezes the fat cells.  While this temperature does not damage the skin, most people find the experience to be unpleasant.  Additionally, some patients experience “frozen blocks of fat” in the treated area post-treatment, along with sensitivity, pain and numbness.  Sculpt delivers a comfortable, yet effective non-surgical body contouring treatment:

  • No pain
  • No downtime
  • No freezing
  • No burning

Skin Tightening Benefits

Sculpt™ treats accumulations of stubborn fat under the skin by damaging them, allowing the body to remove them. At the same time, it heats the deeper layers of the skin to trigger collagen production and tighten collagen fibers, leaving the area tighter and firmer

Because CoolSculpting® does not tighten skin, you may see skin laxity in treated areas when the fat is gone. You can have an additional procedure to tighten this skin. You can also choose Sculpt™, which will provide both benefits with one treatment. You will be able to appreciate your fat removal results as they develop and your skin contracts and tightens. 


Sculpt (™) is also one of the most effective options for treating cellulite, something CoolSculpting does not address.  Sculpt uses Precision-GigaWave technology and is FDA cleared for reduction of cellulite. This wavelength is known to reach 55 to 60° Celsius in the subcutaneous layer (underneath the skin), which is the target zone for the fat and fibrous bands that create cellulite. This wavelength is known to target cellulite in a multimodal fashion by:

  • Dissolving the fibrous type 1 collagen bands that tether the skin to underlying tissues and create dimples
  • Destroying surrounding fat cells that exaggerate the dimpling
  • Tightening the overlying skin to reduce the appearance of dimpling

Potential Side Effects

CoolSculpting® has a very low but real risk of a side effect called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (fat tissue growth). Very few people have this problem. However, you can experience numbness and lumps in the treated area for several weeks. Sculpt™ has a lower risk of side effects. Most people find it a more pleasant treatment experience overall.

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To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

Am I a Good Candidate for Sculpt™ Body Contouring?

Sculpt™ is safe for all skin types and tones. Good candidates want to target specific problem areas for body contouring. Sculpt™ is not a weight loss tool and is intended for body shaping. Ideal candidates are close to their goal weight, but even those with more body fat can see benefits. Sculpt™ can be used to treat areas including the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. 

What to Expect During Sculpt™ Body Contouring

Sculpt™ body contouring takes less than half an hour to complete. The applicator uses a cooling system to ensure a comfortable skin temperature at all times. Most people report feeling little to no discomfort. This non-invasive procedure requires no downtime and will not leave unsightly bruising like many other cellulite treatments. 

How Long Will It Take to See Results After Sculpt™?

Most people need a series of Sculpt™ treatments for maximum results. Each treatment triggers more changes to the skin that make it tighter and smoother. At the same time, your body’s lymphatic system gradually filters away damaged fat cells. You may start seeing results about one month after your first treatment. Results will evolve and develop for up to three months. 

How Long Will My Sculpt™ Body Contouring Results Last?

Your adult body contains all the fat cells it will ever have. However, these cells can grow or shrink depending on how much fat your body stores. Fat cells removed by Sculpt™ will not return, so you can expect these results to last as long as you maintain a consistent weight. The fibrous bands that cause cellulite do not return. Your skin tightening results can last for years, especially with good skincare. In general, you can expect the treated area to look firmer and more sculpted for a long time. You can appreciate the full results of your fat removal and cellulite treatment without loose skin left behind.


*Individual Results May Vary


Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

If you are interested in body contouring and cellulite treatment with Sculpt™, please call us at (913) 451-8346 or complete our online contact form, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you. Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO, just past the State Line, and proudly serves Leawood, Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content in this blog and any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If anyone has a medical concern, they should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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