There’s only so much that diet and exercise can do. Even for the most committed individuals, there are pockets of fat that seem impossible to lose. While traditional liposuction continues to offer pleasing outcomes for those wanting to eliminate stubborn fat, patient demand for body contouring is on the rise more than ever. Meeting this demand is an innovative technology called SculpSure, which is the first FDA-approved laser treatment for lipolysis of stubborn fat on the sides of the waist and stomach area.

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The light-based technology uses a hyperthermic fat reduction approach, sending specific wavelengths to increase the temperature of the adipose (fat) tissue. Though the procedure is complete in 25 minutes, the disruption of the fat tissues stimulates the body’s natural ability to eliminate fat over the course of six to twelve weeks following treatment.

As a revolutionary breakthrough in fat reduction, SculpSure is a simple, non-invasive technology proven to reduce fat up to 24% in stubborn sections of the body where fat accumulates (love handles, abdomen, flanks, muffin tops, double chins). With four flat applicators and one hands-free device, SculpSure is a short, painless, non-invasive treatment that can be administered during a lunch hour.

Dr. Evan Ransom of Ransom/MD is a Double Board Certified and Ivy League-educated surgeon with a personal philosophy of helping patients achieve a balanced appearance that boosts confidence and overall enjoyment of life. Dr. Ransom is proud to offer the state-of-the-art light-based SculpSure technology to patients looking to eliminate stubborn fat pockets that do not respond to diet and exercise.

For more information about SculpSure or to schedule your private consultation, contact Dr. Ransom at Ransom/MD today.

SculpSure Light-Based Fat Reduction

Bringing light to the art of body reshaping and contouring, SculpSure is in a class all its own—with the ability to reduce fat in a short, non-invasive treatment for all patient types. With four flat applicators that are attached to troublesome areas including the abdomen, flanks, love handles, and muffin tops, the SculpSure device administers selective wavelengths that are absorbed by fat tissues. While very little is absorbed at the dermal level, the disruption of the adipose tissues initiates a fat reduction process that continues for up to 12 weeks, where optimal results and contouring is most noticeable.

Non-Surgical Fat Reduction

Helping patients achieve a desired shape quickly with no downtime, SculpSure is of great benefit to surgeons and patients alike, as the global market for non-surgical fat reduction is set to grow more than 15% each year.

If you are frustrated with stubborn fat that seems impossible to lose, SculpSure Body Sculpting is a simple solution, customized to fulfill your aesthetic goals.

To learn more about this FDA approved, light-based technology, contact Dr. Evan Ransom at Ransom/MD in the bay area.


SculpSure can also be used to reduce the volume of the fat pad under your chin. For patients with a stubborn double-chin, two 25 minute treatment sessions can result in significant improvements in the shape of this area. And the best part – literally zero downtime. You can undergo a SculpSure Submental treatment on your lunch break, right before work, at the end of the day before going out… with no swelling, redness, or bruising. This treatment is ideal for younger patients with excess fat, minimal loose skin, and a tight schedule.

Please note that all patients are different and individual healing times and results may vary. The statements regarding procedures and recovery made here are general rules.

Frequently Asked Questions

SculpSure is the first laser treatment that is FDA approved for fat lipolysis in the abdominal and flank areas. Because the treatment is laser based, it’s completely non-invasive. While liposuction remains a highly effective way to remove extra fat from the body, it’s a surgical procedure that some patients would prefer to avoid. SculpSure offers a non-surgical alternative that can help people eliminate the stubborn fat pockets that are unchanged by diet and exercise.

There is a total of 4 flat applicators that are attached to the patient’s trouble spots on the abdomen and flanks, which includes problem areas like muffin tops and love handles. SculpSure uses a hyperthermic approach to fat reduction. Through the applicators, the SculpSure laser sends specific light wavelengths to heat up the adipose tissue. This heat effectively melts the fat cells, which destroys them completely. The entire procedure takes only 25 minutes. Although the procedure is short, the liquefied fat takes some time to exit the body. Over the next 6-12 weeks, the body will naturally eliminate the fat.

SculpSure can reduce fat by as much as 24% per treatment area. Further treatments can give even better results.

SculpSure treatment is typically best suited for people who are at, or close to, their ideal weight. SculpSure can be ideal for people who are left with stubborn pockets of fat in areas like the muffin top and the love handles, even after they’ve lost weight and worked hard to tone their body. Some areas of fat just don’t respond to diet and exercise, and SculpSure is often an excellent solution for people who are struggling with that. SculpSure isn’t ideal for people who need to lose a significant amount of weight, as it’s not designed for weight loss but rather for fat loss in specific areas. Good SculpSure candidates will have excellent or good skin tone and elasticity, as the skin will need to be flexible enough to adjust to the absence of the fat pocket.

Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Evan Ransom MD

Dr. Evan Ransom is an Ivy League-educated and Ivy League trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship-trained in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery. His practice is in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and all over Northern California.