ReNova Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh Now Offers Non-Invasive Reduction of Unwanted Fat with FDA-Approved SculpSure

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New at ReNova Plastic Surgery! Patients can enjoy slimmer body contours after a 25-minute SculpSure treatment session and no downtime.

Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez of ReNova Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce he now offers the non-surgical SculpSure system for the reduction of unwanted body fat.

A breakthrough in non-invasive body sculpting technology, SculpSure received safety clearance from the FDA last year. Clinical testing showed that SculpSure destroys up to 25 percent of fat cells in a targeted area.

SculpSure uses controlled heat to permanently injure fat cells. Thanks to four applicator heads, multiple areas can be treated simultaneously. During treatment, 1060-nm diode laser light is passed through the skin in the area of unwanted fat. The laser light heats and shocks the fat cells, which respond by dying over the next few weeks. Over time, the body’s immune system naturally processes and eliminates the dead fat cells, and the treated area becomes slimmer.

SculpSure can be used to eliminate unwanted fat on the abdomen, lower back and flanks. Each SculpSure treatment lasts approximately 25 minutes, and is very well tolerated by patients — most describe feeling a sensation of mild heat during treatment. No downtime is needed after a treatment session, so patients can immediately resume their normal routine. The treated area may be slightly swollen and uncomfortable, but major side effects are rare. Results can be seen after one or two treatment sessions.

Individuals that are interested in SculpSure or members of the press that would like to speak with Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez may contact him at or by calling 412-638-2391.

Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez attended medical school in Colombia and practiced as a primary care physician in the navy before moving to the United States. In 2005, he began his plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh under the supervision of world-renowned surgeons. Upon completion of his program, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez started practicing plastic surgery with a prestigious group of surgeons, and a few years later, founded ReNova Plastic Surgery Associates on his own. He is currently one of Pittsburgh’s best-reviewed plastic surgeons.

In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez has a PhD from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and a MPH. Prior to starting his plastic surgery training, he worked in research at Harvard and at the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh’s Department of Surgery.

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