Then we learned about Sculpsure. It’s a new laser technology that offers a non-invasive laser procedure that destroys fat cells. Both Dr. Leialoha and I jumped at the opportunity to learn more about this technology and to bring it to our patients. And, yes, we wanted this technology for ourselves and if it worked well and was safe, we would bring it to our own patients. Now with close to one year of having this innovative technology in our office, we are happy to say that Sculpsure has helped hundreds, including ourselves and staff, feel and look better in our clothes. We now want to help the many patients who feel that same way we did after going through pregnancy-altering body changes.
Sculpsure takes two 25 minute sessions 6-8 weeks apart to decrease fat up to 25% in any given area. Pain varies for each individual, but it is well-tolerated and easily titrated to meet each patient's comfort level. In addition to SculpSure being a short and non-invasive procedure, it also has no down time; perfect for us busy working parents. I have tried my flanks and lower abdomen and these areas definitely have less fat. Every patient is different on how well they respond to the laser treatments. Many of our patients have responded so well, they look amazing! We at Hawaii Women's Healthcare feel so lucky to be able to assist women to reclaim their bodies. Our goal is to make women feel healthy inside and out throughout the years.
By Dr. Cheryl Lynn Rudy
With a busy practice and even busier households, both Dr. Cheryl Lynn Rudy and her business partner/hanai sister Dr. Cheryl Leialoha of Hawai‘i Women’s Healthcare have personally experienced the challenges of what many of their own patients go through to live a balanced life. With their kids approaching their early teen years, these physicians are finally taking their own advice and putting some of their focus back on themselves and taking care of themselves. Dr. Rudy writes about an exciting new service being offered at Hawai‘i Women Healthcare that she and Dr. Leialoha can personally attest to.
Like our patients, we too, wanted to reclaim the body we had prior to having children. But despite exercising and healthy eating habits, there were still certain areas of stubborn fat that pregnancy and aging brings. This change in our body can make us feel uncomfortable in our clothes and unsatisfied with our physical appearance. As a doctor myself going through these physical changes over the years, I have looked for ways to help me with this. I practiced what I preached and, for the most part, exercised regularly and tried to eat healthy. I still found myself wearing Spanx to help me look and feel better in my clothes, even though it was hot and uncomfortable, or wearing clothes that I felt did not make me feel or look my best.