So you have a little extra fat that's been with you for as long as you can remember. You've tried diets, cleanses, boot camps, cross fit and it still remains. You have heard of liposuction disasters and don't want to have surgery. Well now we have a good option to help you drop that stubborn fat. It pains me to write it as a plastic surgeon that likes to perform surgery and liposuction that it is quite effective for the right patient.
Vanquish from BTL uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to selectively heat your fat cells (adipocytes). On heating, which is controlled precisely with the machine, the adipocytes rupture and are metabolized by your body. Yes that is correct the fat cells are destroyed and you do not make new ones.
Sounds to good to be true?
Vanquish is indicated for healthy patients that desire a circumferential reduction of fat in the abdomen, flanks, upper arms or thighs. If you have implantable medical devices such has hip replacement, pacemaker, diabetic pumps, cochlear implants, or are pregnant. Treatments are typically around 45 minutes, weekly, for 4-6 treatments. There is some mild heat that you feel during the treatment but nothing more than laying out in the hot Texas sun. I've had a treatment as a demonstration and I would describe the discomfort as very mild. Final results are typically seen a couple months after your last treatment. Clincal results have shown an average of 2 inch reduction in waist measurement. Vanquish is not a substitute for weight loss if you are not near your ideal body weight. I am happy to see you and discuss the technology or surgical options to treat stubborn areas. We have Vanquish and numberous other non invasive options!