truSculpt® by Cutera offers multiple treatment modalities designed to non-invasively reduce fat deposits and enhance musculature for body contouring.

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The Skinny

Average Recovery

2 days




Thermal Treatment




$1000 - $2500

The Specifics

What is truSculpt®?

truSculpt® is a non-surgical body sculpting and contouring procedure using radiofrequency energy to breakdown fat cells in stubborn areas and also enhance musculature. truSculpt® ID treatments are designed for pockets of fat and truSculpt® Flex for muscle growth. These noninvasive body sculpting treatments can be specified to a candidate's individual needs.

A truSculpt® procedure has been compared to a hot stone massage with short treatment times ranging from 15 to 45 minutes. truSculpt 3D technology and monopolar RF energy can target highly specific treatment areas to destroy adipose tissue (fat layer), possibly promote skin tightening and lessen skin laxity, and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

What cosmetic concerns does truSculpt® treat?

  1. Abdominal Contour, Buttocks Shape & Size, Arm Shape & Size, Leg Shape & Size: Radiofrequency energy penetrates deep into fat cell layers to cause cellular damage and breakdown. RF energy can also be used to simulate muscle contractions and enhance musculature.
  2. Mommy Makeover: RF energy can restore skin tightness and reduce fat deposits.

Who is the ideal candidate for truSculpt®?

The ideal candidate for truSculpt® is seeking to reduce body fat and enhance musculature through a noninvasive procedure. truSculpt® is not recommended for those with certain chronic medical conditions, insufficient body fat levels, or those seeking more extensive enhancements who would benefit from a more invasive procedure.

What is the average recovery associated with truSculpt®?

Most patients experience no downtime following truSculpt®. Slight flushing, swelling, or discomfort resolve within a day post procedure. Normal activities can be resumed immediately following the treatment.

What are the potential side effects of truSculpt®?

Possible side effects following truSculpt® include numbness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, and redness of the treated areas.

What can someone expect from the results of truSculpt®?

The results of truSculpt® evolve over 12 weeks following the first session. Depending on the treatment, body area, and individual candidate desires multiple sessions may be necessary. Results are subject to weight changes and aging.

What is the average cost of truSculpt®?

A truSculpt® procedure can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500. The actual cost of truSculpt® is dependent upon location, board certified provider, and length and involvement of the cosmetic procedure.


  • Non Invasive
  • Burns Fat
  • Builds Muscle


  • Multiple Sessions
  • Requires Maintenance Treatments

Invasiveness Score


Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect

truSculpt® is a non-surgical fat reduction and muscle enhancement procedure. Here is a general guide for what to expect before, during, and after truSculpt® use:

The Takeaway

truSculpt® is a minimally invasive procedure to reduce fat deposits and enhance musculature in targeted body areas for improved definition, contour, and aesthetic.

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  1. GB Forbes Body Fat Content Influences the Body Composition Response to Nutrition and Exercise; 2000-05-01


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