Summer Slim-down: How you can get There

It’s not as though summertime is THE time of year during which we must all look our best. There are plenty of reasons to address cosmetic concerns at any time; Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter. Still, we recognize the desire that our patients have a toned body as warm weather approaches. Fortunately, there are several ways in which the slim-down can occur. In addition to a healthy lifestyle with nourishing foods and adequate exercise, our NYC patients can benefit from body-contouring with liposuction and non-invasive fat-reducing treatments.

Patients of Dr. Sobel may achieve the body-contours they want with liposuction or with SculpSure, a non-surgical fat-destroying treatment. Here, we will make a comparison of the two.


Liposuction procedures have been performed around the world for many years now. This surgical procedure strategically removes the stubborn fatty deposits that cause dissatisfaction and self-consciousness. Dr. Sobel performs suction-assisted liposuction as well as ultrasonic-assisted liposuction, both of which facilitate the gentlest, most efficient removal of unsightly fat. Because surgical liposuction involves small incisions and tissue disruption, bruising and swelling, along with mild soreness are to be expected. The final results from this slimming treatment occur over several weeks, reaching full effect within about six months.


SculpSure is a heat-based fat-destroying treatment that does not require general anesthesia, nor incisions. The in-office procedure focuses on the tenacious cells that readily accumulate around the mid-section. Heat is directed at the target cells for 25 minutes. Immediately after treatment, patients can resume their normal activities. Beneath the surface, disrupted fat cells are being metabolized and eliminated. The full effect of SculpSure treatment is seen after approximately 12 weeks.

Important Differences

One of the most notable differences between liposuction and SculpSure is that the latter is limited to the abdomen and flanks. Liposuction can be performed on the abdomen, back, thighs, arms, and even the chin. Patients who do not want downtime, and whose area of concern fits with the capabilities of the SculpSure method, may find exactly what they have been looking for in our NYC office.

Reveal your best self with help from the team at Park Avenue Skin & Spa. Call 212-288-0060.


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