SculpSure Specialist

North Star Medical

Adnan Rafiq, M.D.

Internal Medicine Physician located in Houston, TX

At North Star Medical, Dr. Adnan Rafiq and his team pride themselves on offering a wide array of services. They are committed to making sure that all patients feel and look their best. If you have stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t go away, talk to Dr. Rafiq about body sculpting. He’ll explain the procedure and whether it’s right for you. Call his office in Houston today to schedule an appointment or book online. North Star Medical provides the attention and care you deserve.

SculpSure Q & A

What is SculpSure®?

SculpSure is a non-invasive, nonsurgical technique that uses laser technology to eliminate unwanted pockets of fat. Approved by the FDA, the treatment can be applied to your belly, back, thighs, and under your chin. According to research, SculpSure can eliminate up to 24% of unwanted fat cells.


Why do I still have fat cells even though I diet and exercise?

The reason is that the number of fat cells stored in your body usually remains constant throughout your life. Dieting and exercise may reduce the size of the fat cells, but they don’t eliminate them. That’s where SculpSure comes in. The treatment can permanently get rid of unwanted fat cells, especially in your problem areas.   

What can I expect during a SculpSure session?

Your session begins with an assessment of the area you want treated. A North Star Medical technician first determines how many applicators you need and then straps them into place.

Using a handheld laser, he or she begins the process with cooling, followed by an interval of heat. Typically, 10 seconds of cooling is followed by 20 seconds of heat. The first four minutes, called the buildup phase, gradually heat the targeted fat tissue. Minutes five through 25, the sustained phase, continue with intervals of cooling and heat.

During the treatment, you may experience feelings of deep warmth followed by a tingling sensation. Most patients tolerate the treatments very well.

Is there a recovery time following a SculpSure session?  

No, typically there is no downtime following treatment. You can resume your normal activities right away.

When can I expect to see results?

Most patients begin to see a reduction in fat within six weeks, with full results evident in about 12 weeks. Most patients benefit from a series of treatments for the best outcomes. The good news, however, is that once the fat cells are gone, they won’t come back.

SculpSure is an effective way to get rid of your unwanted fat, especially if it has been resistant to diet and exercise. Dr. Rafiq and his team at North Star Medical can work with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.