Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD - The Aesthetic Institute
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Category: SculpSure®

How SculpSure® Can Benefit You

Many patients wish to rid themselves of stubborn body fat, but they cannot or do not want to undergo plastic surgery due to health reasons. While some patients have tried methods like diet and exercise, others have found that even the most disciplined and healthy of lifestyles can leave them with unwanted fat deposits. Fortunately, Dr. Wald offers a non-invasive solution that will leave patients happy and satisfied with their new, slim appearance. SculpSure® is a safe, FDA-approved procedure that can target small areas of unwanted fat and provides similar results to that of conventional surgery without discomfort or downtime.

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Benefits of SculpSure®

When a person loses weight, they are not losing fat cells. The fat cells merely become smaller, giving the appearance of having lost fat when in reality the cells have only lost volume. SculpSure® can help you achieve substantial fat loss by reducing the number of cells in areas such as the abdomen, hips, love handles, flanks, and thighs. It can also be used on the knees, upper arms, and other areas that have developed stubborn fat.  

SculpSure® can destroy at least 24 percent of the fat cells in the targeted area, permanently eliminating stubborn and unwanted fat once and for all. However, your new body contours can best be maintained with a healthy diet and regular physical activity. SculpSure® is not only the perfect solution for patients who want to avoid extensive surgery, but it can also:

  • Tighten the skin
  • Provide a slimmer waistline
  • Leave no scarring
  • Boost your self-esteem  

How Does It Differ From Other Procedures?

Non-surgical procedures like SculpSure® can reduce fat using controlled heating, while similar treatments like CoolSculpting® use controlled cooling to eliminate unwanted fat. One difference is that SculpSure® only requires few sessions and takes less than half the time of a CoolSculpting® treatment.

While SculpSure® can eliminate mild to moderate amounts fat in several areas of the body, some patients may require a more extensive body contouring procedure because of redundant folds of skin that have developed. When this happens, patients should opt for tummy tuck surgery to help them achieve the results they desire.

Your SculpSure® Treatment

Your SculpSure® treatment begins with directing laser energy to the target area. The heat from the laser will disrupt the fat cells and break them down. Over time, your body’s lymphatic system will begin to flush out the fat cells. SculpSure® will also improve collagen production and tighten your skin for a firm and more toned appearance.

To learn more about SculpSure®, please contact our office by calling (714) 312-3549.

Am I Ready for Plastic Surgery?

The demand for plastic surgery continues to stay on the rise. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2016 statistics, more than $15 billion dollars were spent on plastic surgery in the last year. It isn’t surprising though, as most people care about their looks and want to stick to the societal standard to maintain a young and fresh appearance. Some might try to improve their body and/or face with diet, exercise, and at-home treatments, but even with rigorous efforts, they have little to no success. The only way for some people to meet their aesthetic goals is through plastic surgery. However, plastic surgery is a serious process, and it may not be for everyone. How do you know if you are ready for plastic surgery?

Are You a Plastic Surgery Candidate?Liposuction Patient Before and After photo by Dr. Wald

There are several factors patients must consider before they undergo a plastic surgery procedure. Making sure you are ready, emotionally and physically, for surgery will ensure the most comfortable and safe surgical process possible. Here are some questions you should ask yourself first:

  • Are you realistic in your expectations?: Plastic surgery is designed to enhance and rejuvenate a person’s natural features. Patients should be realistic in their expectations. They should be aware that plastic surgery is not going to provide them with a dramatic change but rather a more youthful, enhanced version of themselves.
  • Are you physically healthy?: Surgery involves anesthesia and recovery. Someone who is not physically healthy has a higher risk of complications. Patients should be honest with their surgeon about their medical history and any current medical conditions. If a surgical procedure appears unsuitable for a patient, Dr. Wald offers a variety of non-surgical treatments, such as SculpSure®, that provide beautiful results without as many risks and with minimal recovery time.
  • Have you already tried diet and exercise to achieve your goals?: Patients considering body contouring procedures such as liposuction should not treat plastic surgery as a weight loss method. It is recommended that patients be at or near their ideal body weight with only a few pockets of fat they would like to target.
  • Are you willing to maintain your results?: Plastic surgery is not a permanent solution to one’s body and facial flaws. The best patients are willing to maintain their results with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Patients should stick to a regular exercise regimen and skin care routine to achieve a longer-lasting outcome. It is also highly recommended to refrain from smoking and consuming alcohol in excess.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Are you a candidate for cosmetic surgery? If you answered yes to the above questions, now is the time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wald. He can discuss your goals and concerns as well as evaluate your anatomy and health to help you decide if you are suited for a cosmetic procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical. Dr. Wald will go over all of your options and design a personalized surgery plan.

Dr. Wald is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is skilled and experienced in performing several procedures and techniques for the face, breasts, and body. Schedule your consultation by calling us at (714) 312-3549 or fill out our online contact form.

When Diet and Exercise Have Failed

With summer just around the corner, everyone is getting ready to enjoy the warmer months. The pool, the beach, and outdoor barbecues are common activities people partake in during the summertime. As the sun comes out, many people tend to show more skin to stay cool in the hot weather. Some people may be panicking and worried about getting beach body ready. The idea of bikinis, shorts, or tank tops might be causing people to diet and exercise so they can feel confident with their bodies in more revealing fashions. However, genetics and a person’s age can make it hard for them to meet their body goals. When diet and exercise have failed, plastic surgery could be an ideal option for achieving your desired physique. With so many new advancements in body contouring, an individual can get the body they want when at-home efforts are ineffective.

Your Body Contouring Options

Before and After LiposuctionThere are several plastic surgeries a person can undergo to correct certain characteristics that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Dr. Wald offers a variety of body contouring procedures at his practice. Here are some of the options available:

  • Tummy tuck surgery: Postpartum patients and people who have lost a significant amount of weight often find it difficult to target unwanted fat and skin in the stomach area. Tummy tuck surgery is designed to eliminate excess abdominal fat and skin and tighten the abdominal muscles to create a slimmer, more defined waistline.
  • Liposuction: Stubborn fat accumulations are a common problem for all different types of individuals. Liposuction can be performed on any area of the body that has unwanted pockets of resistant fat.
  • Breast lift surgery: Aging, genetics, weight loss, and many other factors can contribute to breast sagging and laxity. Breast lift surgery can be performed to restore the breasts to a more youthful position by lifting the breast tissue.
  • Breast augmentation: Lack or loss of breast volume is not something that can be corrected with diet and exercise. Breast augmentation can alter the shape or size of the breasts using saline or silicone breast implants.

Whether you want to get rid of excess fat or correct the appearance of the breasts, Dr. Wald can help you achieve your desired look. Patients can choose to undergo one or a combination of body contouring procedures depending on their body and goals. Those who are apprehensive about a surgical procedure may be candidates for some of our non-surgical techniques. SculpSure® is an ideal option for those who do not want to or cannot undergo surgery. With minimal downtime and pain, SculpSure® can flush out and destroy fat cells to create a smoother, thinner waistline.

If diet and exercise have failed to help you get beach ready, you might be interested in one of our body contouring options. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Wald today! He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has the experience and skills to help you achieve your body goals. Contact us by calling (714) 312-3549 or by filling out our online contact form.

What Is the Right Abdominal Contouring Procedure for Me?

An abdomen that lacks definition and tone can prevent men and women from feeling comfortable and confident in their bodies. For many people, traditional diet and exercise cannot correct all of their abdominal problems. It is common to become discouraged when your hard effort stops yielding the results you desire. Dr. Wald offers a variety of procedures to treat common issues that are preventing you from having the abdominal contour you desire.

Reasons You Lack Abdominal Definition

A lack of abdominal definition is caused by excess fat, excess skin, or a combination of the two. The severity of your excess tissue will determine which procedure is best suited for you. Localized fat around the abdomen, especially in patients who work out, can be caused by a genetic predisposition to store fat in the abdomen. Recent weight loss can cause skin laxity and excess tissue to develop.

SculpSure® ResultsCreating Abdominal Definition

Dr. Wald undergoes a thorough consultation with all of his patients to determine which abdominal contouring procedure is best suited for them. While each patient is unique, these are general guidelines to help determine which procedure is best for you.

Tummy Tuck ResultsMinimal Fat and Minor Laxity

Patients with stubborn fat deposits and minor laxity issues can benefit from SculpSure®. As a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment, SculpSure® eliminates unwanted fat from the abdomen, love handles, thighs, and back. In addition to fat elimination, SculpSure® can also promote skin tightening in patients with minor laxity issues.

Excess Fat and Skin

Following pregnancy and weight loss, patients are likely to have excess skin on the abdomen that prevents from having the contour they desire. Tummy tuck surgery is ideal for patients who require more extensive contouring because of redundant folds of skin. Women post-pregnancy may benefit most from tummy tuck surgery because the abdominal muscles can be tightened during the procedure.

No matter the reason for your lack of abdominal definition, Dr. Wald has a treatment for you. Schedule your consultation today. Call us at (714) 312-3549 or contact us online.

Eliminate Belly Fat Non-surgically

The abdomen is one area of the body that many men and women struggle with. Some have tried rigorous diet and exercise techniques to target stubborn abdominal fat to no avail. Even “magical” pills and strict diet plans have given them little to no success in reducing the size of the belly. Those who feel as if their battle against the stomach bulge will never end may be considering extensive procedures such as tummy tuck surgery; however, surgery can be daunting and requires downtime afterward for recovery. Thankfully, there are non-surgical options available that do not involve a scalpel or anesthesia. SculpSure® is a non-invasive treatment that can help patients achieve a slimmer waistline and a flatter abdomen.  

With the holidays quickly approaching and the new year lurking around the corner, SculpSure® is the best way to burn excess fat so you can look and feel your best. Patients can achieve a slimmer, natural-looking appearance without ever going near an operating table.

Get Rid of Fat and Tighten the Skin

before-and-after-sculpsureBy emitting controlled light-based technology, SculpSure® targets stubborn pockets of excess fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Along with fat removal, patients can benefit from the skin-tightening benefits SculpSure® offers. It is a quick treatment performed in-office within 25 minutes. Patients can go home immediately following SculpSure® and resume normal activities.

SculpSure® Target Areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Muffin tops
  • Love handles

The SculpSure® Treatment

A customized application pattern is applied to the treatment area and snapped into a frame. The applicator delivers laser energy to destroy fat cells permanently. The laser passes through the skin to attack the fat cells and melt them down. Patients will feel a cooling sensation throughout the process.

Over the next six weeks, the body will naturally eliminate the fat cells. Patients will be able to see full results within 12 weeks. The number of treatments will differ depending on the patient, and Dr. Wald will design an individualized treatment for you.

If you have excess fat you would like to target, SculpSure® may be the perfect treatment for you! Schedule your consultation with Dr. Wald today! He can evaluate your anatomy and goals to help determine if you are a candidate for SculpSure®. Contact us by calling (714) 312-3549 or by filling out our online contact form.

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Robert Wald, MD
100 E. Valencia Mesa Drive, Suite 300
Fullerton, CA 92835


Phone: 714-312-3549
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