SculpSure is the world’s first FDA approved laser treatment for non-invasive treatment for getting rid of stubborn fat.

Length of Procedure

20-25 minutes per treatment zone

Recovery Time

No downtime


SpaMedica Clinic, Yorkville, Toronto, ON

Procedure Details

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure Toronto is the latest non-invasive permanent fat reduction technology and one of the most effective of the non-surgical liposuction devices.  Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Mulholland and SpaMedica have been at the leading edge of non-surgical liposuction techniques and devices for many years. Dr. Mulholland was the first to treat Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients with Velasmooth,Velashape,Venus Freeze,UltraShape,BodyFX and CoolSculpting. SculpSure Toronto is now the latest addition to the non-surgical liposuction options that are available at SpaMedica. It is SpaMedica’s unique combination of the various non surgical liposuction devices in a coordinate non-invasive permanent fat reduction program that makes SpaMedica the first choice for SculpSure Toronto, Coolscultping, Ultrashape, VelaShape, Venus Freeze and Bodyfx non-surgical liposuction patients.

How is SculpSure Non-Surgical Liposuction performed?

It is performed as an outpatient treatment and requires no topical or local anesthesia.  The SculpSure works by the application of multiple, adjustable laser applicators over the area of unwanted fat.  Up to four applicators can be applied, side by side in an area, or areas of unwanted fat. Common treatment areas for Toronto SculpSure patients include areas such as the lower tummy, hips, outer thighs, inner thighs, arms or inner knees.

Once applied, these SculpSure applicators then emit painless low-level 1060nm laser energy, providing a thermal treatment heating up the fat and subcutaneous tissue to a critical temperature of 45-47 degrees.  Through skin cooling and a special proprietary algorithm of turning on and off the laser energy and varying the pulse duration, the SculpSure treatment is rendered very comfortable. This eliminates the painful temperature spikes.  The elevated temperature is sustained in the area for 25 minutes.  During this period of time, the temperature elevation will induce a non-inflammatory, apoptotic death of the fat cell (accelerated natural cell death).  The fat cells that die will be carried away harmlessly by the body’s immune system. The overall measurement, both circumferentially and in thickness of the area treated will be reduced. SculpSure is a hands free treatment and several areas can be treated in one visit because each zone is treated for only 20 minutes for a successful result. 3-4 zones can be treated in approximately one hour. This is the same amount of time it would take to do CoolSculpting using hypothermic cryolipolysis (freezing the fat) to treat just one zone.

Figure 1. Common areas treated for SculpSure Toronto patients include the lower abdominal pot, hips, outer thigh, inner thigh, and most commonly the inner knees, arms and bra line area.

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Figure 2+3SculpSure permanent fat reduction device. Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients who want the best possible non-surgical liposuction result will visit SpaMedica for its coordinated non-invasive permanent liposuction program that will include SculpSure. Sculpsure consists of 2 applicators that are applied to the area of fat excess through an adjustable and customized attachment system that allows treatment of different areas of the Sculpsure patient.  Commonly treated SculpSure areas include the abdomen, hips, outer and inner thighs. Other non-surgical liposuction technology that can be employed at SpaMedica to reduce your fat include CoolSculpting, Ultrashape, BodyFX, Venus Freeze, VelaShape 3 and Exilis.

What kind of anesthetic is used during the SculpSure treatment?

There is no topical or local anesthetic required for a SculpSure treatment. The precise and proprietary alteration of pulse duration and skin cooling maintains the epidermal and fat temperatures at a comfortable 45-47 degrees without the need for anesthesia. Each zone takes 25 minutes to treat. SculpSure Toronto patients can often catch up on emails or watch a movie during treatment.  A convenient call button is provided so you can easily contact your treatment provider if you require additional attention.

Is the SculpSure Non-Surgical Liposuction technique painful?

The SculpSure is not a painful technique.  Any amount of discomfort is controlled by the precise thermal regulation of pulse duration and patients find the procedure quite comfortable.  Unlike other techniques such as CoolSculpting, where up to 10% of patients may have a significant post treatment neurogenic pain (hypersensitivity) that can last for many weeks, there is no such post-op pain or discomfort following the SculpSure procedure. Patients can return to normal activities immediately.

Does SculpSure work and is the Fat Reduction Permanent?

Yes. Studies have shown that by sustaining the fat temperature at 42-47 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes, permanent death of fat cells occurs. The sustained temperature leads to an apoptosis, or non necrotic fat cell death where the nucleus just stops functioning and dies. However, there is no inflammation with this non-liposuction treatment. SculpSure uses a combination of continuous skin cooling and a proprietary continuous energy modulation to maintain the temperature around the fat. SculpSure can result in 24% permanent reduction in stubborn fat. Over 90% patient satisfaction is reported after SculpSure treatments.

Figure 4.  SculpSure applicator emits the 1060nm laser wavelength with targets and gently heats the unwanted fat tissue. Skin cooling keeps the patient comfortable, while energy modulation maintains the temperature around the fat cells at 42-47 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes. This results in non-surgical liposuction Toronto patients getting a 24% permanent fat reduction in the treated area.

Is the SculpSure treatment painful either during the treatment or after?

There is no local anesthetic, topical anesthetic required and SculpSure Toronto patients find the treatment itself is very comfortable.  Any discomfort caused by the raise in temperature of the skin is balanced by the constant skin cooling and precise algorithm of rapidly turning on and off the laser energy to sustain the critical temperature needed for fat cell death, but keep it below the uncomfortable nature of skin temperature elevation.

Most Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients have SculpSure performed with a mild non-steroidal anti-inflammatory or nothing at all. There is no post-operative pain or discomfort. Patients can return to normal activities and exercise immediately.

Can Darker Skin Patients undergo SculpSure treatment?

Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients that have darker skin, are good candidates for the SculpSure procedure. The 1060 nm laser does not interact with melanin in the skin, so that darker skin types can undergo the procedure.

How long does the SculpSure Non-Surgical Liposuction treatment take?

The “hand’s free” SculpSure procedure itself takes 25 minutes per zone.  Twenty minutes of sustained temperature elevation optimizes the permanent non-surgical destruction of fat and then other zones can be treated.  Two to three zones can be easily treated within an hour. This makes SculpSure one of the most efficient non-surgical liposuction technologies on the marketplace.

How do I tighten the skin if I am killing fat and how do I avoid loose skin?

SpaMedica is the first choice for non surgical liposuction Toronto  patients because we can offer combination therapy of multiple fat reduction technologies and add the skin tightening devices like Venus Freeze, FORMA plus, Exilis-like devices, Velashape 3. These are the best Radiofrequency bulk heating skin tightening devices in the industry. By combining skin tightening with permanent fat reduction technologies like SculpSure, patients end up with better contours, thinner zones and avoid loose skin.


Patients do require some maintenance after their non-surgical liposuction program at SpaMedica.  Whether they’re treated with CoolSculpting, SculpSure, BodyFx or UltraShape, the fat reduction is permanent. However, skin laxity will only get worse with age. Non-surgical skin tightening treatments are required, on average, once every 2-3 months to maintain the excellent results you achieved. SpaMedica offers a “pay as you play” singles treatment sessions, or 4-5 treatment packages that you require with bulk heating radio frequency treatments every 2-3 months to maintain taut skin tone and to achieve the best long-term results.  An affordable maintenance program will be provided for you. 85-90% of our patients go with this program to maintain the best possible results.

Side Effects

Patients with pacemakers, patients with unstable medical diseases or pregnancy are not good candidates for SculpSure and non-surgical liposuction techniques.

Are there any Sculpsure side effects and How long is recovery following the procedure?

The SculpSure procedure has no significant recovery. There are some minor SculpSure side effects such as a mild redness, erythema and swelling, but patients can return to normal daily activities immediately.  There is no exercise restriction and patients can return to exercise immediately.  Most significantly, there is no post-operative neurogenic pain and discomfort as one can experience using cooled induced therapy, where the fat is frozen, such as CoolSculpting. Up to 10% of patients have quite a debilitating pain following the treatment.


Figure 5.   SculpSure permanent fat reduction before and after results. Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients who want the best possible non-surgical liposuction result will visit SpaMedica for its coordinated non-invasive permanent liposuction program that will include the SculpSure.

How will I look after the SculpSure treatment?

Most Toronto SculpSure patients will not be able to tell that they had the treatment done other than a temporary erythema and swelling, which resolves within a few hours.  The area may have a mild degree of swelling and very slight sensitivity for several hours, but should return to normal by the next day.  Patients can look good in or out of clothes or within the same day and can return to work the same day or the day following.

SculpSure Results: What kind of results can I expect following the SculpSure Non-Surgical Liposuction?

With a series of 1 to 3 treatments, SculpSure Toronto patients can expect a permanent 24% reduction of fat, or a 2-3 cm of circumferential reduction in the areas treated.  This means that most patients can achieve a noticeable reduction. SpaMedica is so confident in our non-surgical liposuction program, that if a result is not achieved, a complimentary treatment is provided.  Most patients can reduce their waistline by a dress size or pant size.

Figure 6. SculpSure Before and After Results.  A patient 6 weeks following one treatment on their abdomen. The fat reduction is permanent and so are the results, as long as weight neutrality is maintained

How long will my results last following a SculpSure Non-Surgical Liposuction?

The permanent reduction of fat is in fact permanent.  The fat cells that die following the SculpSure will never return.  Your job as a patient is to maintain weight neutrality, that is do not gain weight following the procedure and your results should be long-term and years in duration.  If you have a modest to moderate degree of weight loss your results will only improve.


The benefits of SculpSure treatment are

  • Effective in diminishing stubborn areas of unwanted body fat.
  • Procedure only takes 20-25 minutes and there is little to no downtime and minimal discomfort.
  • No incision required

Additional Procedures

Can I combine a SculpSure treatment with other non-surgical liposuction procedures such as CoolSculpting, Ultrashape, or BodyFX treatment?

Absolutely you can. It is recommended that you should combine different non-surgical liposuction treatments to get the best results. Dr. Mulholland and SpaMedica have Canada’s widest selection of proven permanent fat reduction devices and non-surgical liposuction “fat killers”. While most clinics will offer you a single modality such as SculpSure, Coolsculpting, UltraShape or BodyFX and will undoubtedly achieve some noticeable reduction in localized fat. At SpaMedica you will achieve the best possible localized fat reduction through combination therapy.  This combination can include heating the fat (SculpSure), freezing the fat (Coolsculpting), cavitating the fat with high frequency focused ultrasound (Ultrashape) or killing the  fat cell membrane with Electroporation (BodyFX).

At SpaMedica, we will design a customized localized fat reduction program by combining SculpSure with other non-surgical liposuction techniques for the best possible fat reduction results.  Generally, we’ll combine SculpSure, with BodyFx, which is a radio frequency electrical permanent reduction of fat plus skin tightening (electroporates the fat cell) together with UltraShape, which is ultrasound painless reduction of fat (cavitates the fat cell).  The combination of these three treatments with, or without CoolSculpting allows SpaMedica to offer you the best possible non-surgical liposuction treatments and outcomes available in Canada.  We have the experience with these technologies and the ability to combine the best possible technologies available to give you the best possible result.

Figure 7.  BodyFx which electroporates fat, UltraShape which cavitates fat and Coolsculpting which freezes fat. By combining different ways to non-surgically kill fat, SpaMedica can achieve the best permanent fat reduction and body contouring.


SculpSure starts from  $399 per “PAC”

Next Steps

To schedule a SculpSure consultation simply fill out this consult request form and a client service representative at SpaMedica will be with you shortly. A non-surgical liposuction consult has no cost associated with it and you get a very comprehensive assessment of your individual needs. The program can begin immediately following your consultation if you so desire. Simply let the client service representative know when you want to start and they will schedule that together with your consultation. You can also call us to schedule your SculpSure procedure. We at SpaMedica have always been leaders in non-surgical liposuction techniques and we look forward to meeting with you and helping you with your non-invasive liposuction body contouring goals.

About Us

Dr. Mulholland and SpaMedica are constantly at the leading edge of non-surgical liposuction programs.  Every significant non-surgical permanent fat reduction technology is available to you at SpaMedica. Which means you will get the right technology for your permanent fat reduction needs.  During your consultation, your consult coordinator will customize your treatment with the best combination of treatments available, to give you the best possible results.