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What is truSculpt® ID?

Some parts of the body seem to cling to fat and refuse to budge. Areas like the abdomen, thighs, and flanks can challenge many, despite a healthy diet and exercise program. You can achieve a more contoured figure with truSculpt® ID. This body sculpting treatment breaks up fat cells without harming the skin, offering a noninvasive way to achieve your goals. 

What is truSculpt® ID? 

truSculpt® ID is a type of non-invasive body sculpting. It uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to damage fat cells. Your body naturally eliminates these damaged fat cells, leaving the area slimmer. In addition, RF energy helps tighten the skin, so your treated areas look firm and toned. Body sculpting treatments are not intended as a weight loss tool, but they can provide the final boost you need to shed areas of challenging fat. 


How Does truSculpt® ID Body Sculpting Work?

At Premier Vein & Body By Schwartz, we prefer truSculpt® ID for our non-surgical body sculpting procedures. Non-invasive body sculpting like truSculpt® ID works by damaging fat cells in the layers underneath the skin. truSculpt® ID uses RF energy at a wavelength that targets fat cells without harming the skin. This energy heats fat cells, disrupting their membranes and causing them to break apart. Your body’s lymphatic system will filter away these damaged cells over the next several months. 

RF energy has another beneficial effect. It heats the fibroblasts, the cells in your dermis that produce collagen. The heat triggers these cells to increase collagen production. The new collagen helps to tighten and firm the skin. Existing collagen fibers also respond to the RF energy by contracting for an immediate tightening effect. 

truSculpt® ID vs. CoolSculpting® for Body Sculpting

CoolSculpting® and truSculpt® ID are body sculpting systems that damage fat cells for removal by the body. They differ in many ways, and Dr. Schwartz finds that several factors make truSculpt® ID superior

  • More effective applicators do not need to lift the skin, so you do not need “pinchable fat”
  • The heat-based energy does not “freeze” or produce unpleasant sensations
  • No risk of PAH (an uncommon side effect of CoolSculpting®)
  • Only truSculpt® ID tightens the skin during treatment
  • CoolSculpting® takes up to an hour, while truSculpt® ID takes only 15 minutes

PAH (paradoxical adipose hyperplasia) is an overgrowth of fat cells that can occur after CoolSculpting®. It is uncommon and only known to occur with treatments like CoolSculpting® that freeze fat cells. 

Am I a Good Candidate for truSculpt® ID?

Noninvasive truSculpt® ID is comfortable and safe for almost anyone. RF energy works safely on all skin types and tones. The truSculpt® ID applicators rest flat against the skin. As a result, it can treat patients with a higher or lower BMI than CoolSculpting®. Ideal candidates should have reasonable expectations and be prepared to wait a few months for their final results. 

Benefits of truSculpt® ID

Dr. Schwartz and his team prefer truSculpt® ID because it provides the most comfortable, effective method of body sculpting available. 

Gentle and Comfortable

While some other body sculpting techniques can cause an uncomfortable feeling of cold or heat to the skin, most people find truSculpt® ID comfortable. Some people even say they find it relaxing. No numbing is applied or needed. 

Multiple Applicators

With six applicators that treat more body sizes than other methods, truSculpt® ID can simultaneously remove fat from more areas. You spend less time in the office having different areas treated and more time enjoying your results. 

Effective Body Sculpting

truSculpt® ID removes up to 25% of fat from treated areas with just one treatment. Some people may choose to have an additional treatment to remove even more fat and achieve the sculpted figure they have worked to achieve. 

Consultations Available Now

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.

How Much is truSculpt® ID Body Sculpting?

The cost of truSculpt® ID can range from $250 to $4000. Pricing is higher in some locations, and some providers may charge more than others. Your cost will also be determined by the number and size of the areas you want to treat. Fortunately, truSculpt® ID has six applicators to allow for the treatment of more than one area per visit. 

Is There Any Downtime with truSculpt® ID?

truSculpt® ID is entirely noninvasive and requires no downtime. Many people report that it feels like a hot stone massage. You can return to your daily activities immediately after treatment. Most people experience minor redness and swelling after treatment that can last up to a day. 

What Results Will I See With truSculpt® ID Body Sculpting?

Your truSculpt® ID results will become visible a few months after your procedure as the body filters away the damaged fat cells. After removal, these fat cells will not grow back. You can maintain your truSculpt® ID results indefinitely if you maintain a consistent weight. Weight changes can cause the fat cells remaining in the area to enlarge. 


*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 have further questions about truSculpt® ID, call us at (913) 451-8346 or complete our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier body contouring center can help you!

Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves 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 provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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