Are you ready to get rid of your flanks?
Wait…What are Flanks?
When we talk about the “flank” area we are referring to the area of fat that shows up on the low back—the fatty deposits on either side of your spine that often create a hangover effect or what many people call the rear “Muffin Top.” The flanks present a troubling problem for men and women alike. Sometimes it seems like no matter how hard you exercise or how healthy you eat, you just can’t get rid of those flabby flanks!
Great News: SculpSure Can Help
Due to the density of the fat located in the flanks, the flank area responds really well to the SculpSure treatment.
SculpSure is the first FDA approved non-invasive, non-surgical, warm laser treatment for fat reduction with absolutely zero downtime. Seriously—you can get your 25-minute SculpSure treatment and return to work and your exercise regimen immediately after.
SculpSure works by delivering heat to the adipose tissue, the area where your fat cells are housed. It runs on a modulation of 20 seconds of heating followed by 10 second of cooling. This cycle continues for the duration of the treatment (25 minutes). Basically, the device heats the fat cells until they erupt from the adipose tissue and begin to degrade. Your very efficient body sees them as trash and begins to filter them out over the course of several weeks.
The number of applicators needed to treat the area can vary depending on your unique needs. You will likely need between 2-4 applicators per side (or each flank), but this will all depend on your situation.
Treatments with SculpSure are quick and easy. It takes 25 minutes to run 4 applicators, so if you use more than 4, the overall time it takes would obviously be longer.
How Effective is SculpSure in Getting Rid of Flanks?
SculpSure is extremely effective at getting rid of fat in the flank area. In fact, you can get rid of up to 24% of the fat in the flank area with each treatment. We stress the “up to” part, because we are relying on your body to get rid of the fat for us. So it’s a bit difficult to predict just how much fat reduction you will see, since it is up to you and your body to process and eliminate the disrupted fat cells for us. 24% obviously becomes very relative depending on how much fat you have in the area. However, our previous SculpSure patients have been very happy with the amount of fat loss they have experienced.
At WIFH, we recommend two treatments of SculpSure for optimal results. Patients typically begin seeing a change at about 8 weeks post treatment. However, it can take 12 to 14 weeks for final results. You can have a second treatment as early at 8 weeks following the first treatment, although some like to wait 10 weeks in between treatments to provide their bodies enough time to process the fat cells damaged by the first procedure before they inundate their bodies with more fat it will have to get rid of.
What About After SculpSure?
To make sure you get the most out of your SculpSure treatment, you can also try flank-burning exercises. Of course, fat-burning cardio is always an effective way to get rid of flanks, but you can also try specific oblique-targeting exercises like side bends, side planks, bicycle crunches, and Russian Twists. Since flanks are just fat deposits over the oblique muscles on the sides of your waist, targeting the obliques in your exercises will help you keep the fat off that you lost with SculpSure!
And of course, you always want to pair any treatment with a healthy diet and lots of water. Taking care of you is crucial. You’re taking the step to get SculpSure and feel more confident in your body, so use that momentum to keep taking great care of yourself, and keep those flanks away!
Call or visit WIFH today for your free consultation, and find out if SculpSure is the right way to get rid of those annoying flanks!