At Umansky Medical Center, La Jolla – San Diego, we commonly hear from patients how, even with diet and exercise, some pockets of fat seem impossible to lose. To address these stubborn pockets of fat, Dr. William Umansky and Dr. Jeffrey Umansky are excited to offer state-of-the-art technology in non-surgical body contouring, including SculpSure®.

SculpSure’s body contouring technology is able to target and can destroy the targeted fat cells in just 25 minutes without impacting the skin’s surface. There is no recovery time following treatment, so daily activities can be resumed immediately.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is SculpSure?

SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen.  It’s a state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology, ideal for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat in areas like the abdomen and flanks. The procedure takes 25 minutes, is minimally uncomfortable, and requires no downtime. Clinical trials show an average of 24% reduction in fat volume after a single treatment.

The Science Behind SculpSure

  1. Targeted laser energy heats fat cells under the skin, while the surface of the skin is cooled to protect it.
  2.  SculpSure raises the temperature of fat cells, damaging their structural integrity.
  3. Over the next several months, the damaged fat cells are broken down and eliminated by the body.
  4. The targeted fat cells are permanently removed. Results can be seen as quickly as six weeks with optimal results typically seen at 12 weeks.

What to Expect during your SculpSure Treatment

When the treatment starts, initially a cooling sensation may be felt. This helps keep the skin comfortable during treatment. The cooling will be on the entire treatment, while the laser cycles on and off, raising the temperature of the fat cells. Most patients feel a deep warmth and/ or tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment which is generally well-tolerated.


There are some pockets of fat that are too stubborn and resistant to traditional weight loss methods like diet and exercise. Whether it is because the unwanted fat cells are in a hard-to-work area or simply because of age or genetics, many people desire a method of attaining their ideal curve without the need for invasive procedures like tummy tucks or even liposuction. In those cases, Sculpsure is one of the best and most reliable methods of achieving those aesthetic goals.


While Sculpsure is a good option for people of any skin tone or type, it is recommended that the potential patient is within 10 to 20 pounds of their ideal weight. For some people, this means achieving a BMI of around 30 (keep in mind that BMI is not a great indicator of body fat ratio for every person, however).

The best patients also have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve and have done ample amounts of research to understand the treatment. Otherwise, you could be setting yourself up for disappointment in what would normally be considered a successful treatment.

Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle is essential to keeping your results as dramatic as possible, and other life events like pregnancy could impact the integrity of your treatment. In some cases, we may recommend waiting until you are certain you will not become pregnant to maximize the longevity of your results.

How many treatments will I need?

Every patient is different. Dr. William Umansky and Dr. Jeffrey Umansky will develop a customized treatment plan to meet every desired goal. Most patients see the best results when the areas are treated at six week intervals.

When will I see results?

Many patients start to see results as early as 6 weeks following treatment as the body begins to evacuate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks.

How long will the results last?

Treated fat cells are permanently destroyed during the treatment and will not regenerate. However, like all aesthetic body contouring, results are best maintained with a healthy diet and a consistent exercise routine, allowing for maintenance of a stable weight.

How long before I can resume normal activities?

There is no downtime with SculpSure, so treatment can take place during the lunch hour with immediate return to work. Patients can immediately return to all normal activities with no downtime.


According to a report from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the typical cost of nonsurgical fat reduction was $1,458 in 2016. While this includes more treatments than just Sculpsure, it will give you a general idea of what kind of financial investment you can expect. Keep in mind, however, that your final cost will be highly dependent on factors like the level of correction being made, how many procedures you are having performed, your geographic location and even the combination of treatments you are having done to meet your aesthetic goals.


As a noninvasive aesthetic procedure, Sculpsure can be combined with many different treatments to achieve a specific appearance. Some of our most popular combinations are injectable like Botox, Belotero, Dysport, Juvederm, Kybella, Radiesse, Restylane, Sculptra, Volbella, Vollure, and Voluma; laser treatments for stretch marks, hair reduction, and leg veins; and other noninvasive procedures like DiamondGlow, chemical peels, and microneedling.

By combining treatment, we are able to provide a much broader and deeper range of results in a single treatment plan. Our patients often have more than one aesthetic concern that they mention during consultations and early appointments, and they are always excited to learn that they can address these issues simultaneously.


We have a saying here at Umansky Medical Center: it’s all about “U.” But we do more than just talk about it. Every decision we make for our practice and patients is made to ensure that you are receiving the highest quality care possible with the most robust and cutting-edge treatments available on the market.

We continue to stay at the forefront of the industry through hours of advanced training and years of experience. We are looking forward to being your trusted partner throughout the entire process and someone you can trust to guide you to your aesthetic goals.