You want to get ripped without putting in the hours in the gym? Now you can, says plastic surgeon Dr. Reza Sadrian, whose La Jolla office has recently begun offering truSculpt Flex.
“We have people who are already in excellent physical shape who may just want to tone up in certain areas,” says Dr. Sadrian. “We have older patients, and we have people who need to be rehabilitated; they can do this while lying on their back and stimulate the muscles without overdoing it.”
A non-invasive muscle-sculpting device, truSculpt has been approved by the FDA for the strengthening, firming and toning of abdominal, buttocks and thigh muscles. It can improve muscle tone by inducing muscle contractions using electric current, says Dr. Sadrian, and the treatment can be customized based on the patient’s fitness level, shape, and goals.
Dr. Sadrian notes that truSculpt Flex is the only device of its kind that targets eight muscle groups at the same time. His patients are comfortable and pain-free during treatments, he says, and “it is completely safe because it doesn’t allow muscles to get overworked and damaged.”
One 45-minute session is equal to about 25,000 crunches, says Dr. Sadrian, and “patients usually begin to see results in a few weeks.”Since it was launched in July, “we have treated over two dozen patients and by the third treatment, patients are noticing results.”
Dr. Sadrian, who received training at Johns Hopkins and Baylor College of Medicine, possesses dual certifications in both plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery. He says this training gives him a unique perspective when dealing with facial cosmetic surgery.
Celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner have reportedly been using similar products to help stay in shape. According to Glamour magazine, body-sculpting treatments work either by destroying or freezing fat cells. The theory is that the areas of the body that are treated are less likely to accumulate as many fat cells in the future.
The truSculpt Flex is made by Cutera, which has manufactured cosmetic lasers for the past 20 years. Company representative Kevin Boyd describes the product as “a total body contouring solution” that saves both time and sweat. “You can do your workout, jump on this machine for 20-30 minutes and replace a second workout,” he says. While the product is being marketed to people of average physical strength, he says Olympic-level athletes are also benefiting from using it.
The first step for new patients is a complimentary consultation with Dr. Sadrian or a registered nurse to evaluate if they are suitable candidates for the twice-a-week treatments.
- Sadrian Plastic Surgery
- 9850 Genesee Ave., Suite 300