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Ever winced at the idea of surgery, thinking of all the pins and needles targeted at you? Well, now you needn’t worry because you can find one of the latest technologies in non-surgical body contouring and fat removal right here in Solana Beach…Verve Plastic Surgery offers SculpSure – a non-invasive laser treatment for the reduction of stubborn fat!

Dr. Anshu Gupta, founder and owner, is excited to share this revolutionary body contouring system with locals. Trained in plastic surgery at Indiana University and the prestigious Mayo Clinic, he possesses not only impeccable credentials but also advanced skills and familiarity with the latest technology.

“Laser technology for fat removal has been around for about 20 years, but the results have been minimal. Six years ago, cool sculpting was popular, with a 23 percent reduction in fat, but it caused nerve damage for some patients,” explains Dr. Gupta. “With SculpSure, not only do patients experience a 24 percent reduction in fat within 6-12 weeks of the procedure, but results have been proven by MRI studies. In addition, patients can rest assured about the safety of the procedure as it is the first of its kind to be approved by the FDA.”

Dr. Gupta is an expert in performing a broad spectrum of surgical procedures, including breast augmentation and reduction, tummy tucks and liposuction, and face-lifts and rhinoplasty, among others. In addition, he provides a range of non-surgical procedures that are less invasive, with quite remarkable results. These include Botox injections, injectable dermal products that help to provide a more youthful appearance, and laser skin treatments, including unwanted hair and tattoo removal as well as lessening the appearance of wrinkles and varicose veins.

He explains the process with Sculpsure is safe and simple, with no anesthesia involved and most patients requiring only one treatment. The system is a laser device with four adapters that may be placed on four targeted areas at a time for approximately 25 minutes. The procedure is very popular for those targeting common fat reduction areas like the lower belly, flanks and thighs. On average, the first area costs $1600 and the second costs $1400, with the third and fourth areas also discounted.

Other popular procedures Dr. Gupta performs are tummy tucks and the “mommy makeover”, which addresses areas often affected by pregnancy and childbirth, including the belly and breasts. But his practice is not limited to cosmetic or elective surgeries alone. He is one of the foremost experts in San Diego in advanced breast reconstruction for breast cancer survivors.

The process most often involves the use of a deep inferior epigastric artery (DIEP flap), and for this complex surgery, Dr. Gupta removes tissue from the abdomen and attaches the blood vessels to those in the chest so the flap can develop its own blood supply. He then shapes the tissue into a natural looking breast. Dr. Gupta estimates that he performs approximately 250 breast reconstruction surgeries per year, “It is among the most rewarding procedures I perform.”