About Fat Reduction
At The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer advanced nonsurgical fat reduction treatments using the innovative BTL Vanquish technology. With the use of radiofrequency energy, Vanquish can permanently destroy fat cells on targeted areas, such as the abdomen, love handles, flanks, and thighs. The subcutaneous fat cells are heated without damaging the skin or deeper structures and the destroyed cells are naturally removed by the body over the period of a few weeks. There is no need for anesthesia and no downtime associated with nonsurgical fat reduction, which makes it an ideal treatment for individuals who are not wanting to undergo a surgical procedure to receive results. To learn more about this innovative procedure, contact our Ashburn, VA facility to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Brown and his experienced aesthetic team.
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Nonsurgical fat reduction is for patients who have areas of undesirable fatty deposits. The current configuration of the Vanquish machine is most effective for treatment on the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and back areas. The treatment is not for overall weight reduction but to provide body contouring results.
Individuals with metal implants, as well as an active implanted medical device are not candidates for this procedure. These devices may include a pacemaker, defibrillator, cochlear implant, or diabetic pump. If you had one of these implanted devices in the past, but it has since been removed, please let us know prior to treatment.
Nonsurgical fat reduction is performed as an in-office procedure. During the treatment, the Vanquish non-contact applicator will be placed over the treatment area as the device sends radiofrequency energy to the fat cells. The thermal heat from the device disrupts the cells, which damages them and allows them to be removed naturally from the body. There is no downtime associated with this treatment, and patients are able to return to their normal daily activities.
What to Expect
On average, patients require 4 – 6 treatments to achieve their desired results. Treatments are typically done once a week for around six weeks. Patients must be well hydrated during treatments in order for the device to be effective. Treatments at our facility typically last around 30 minutes, and patients are encouraged to do light exercise the same day following the appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does nonsurgical fat reduction cost?
The cost of nonsurgical fat reduction will typically vary, depending on how many treatment sessions are needed to produce optimal results. During your consultation, our team will discuss what you can expect for your out-of-pocket costs and determine a treatment plan best suitable for your budget.
Should I receive nonsurgical fat reduction or traditional liposuction?
Nonsurgical fat reduction is not recommended for patients who have a significant amount of fat to lose. Some patients will see better, more dramatic results with traditional surgical liposuction. Dr. Brown will evaluate the areas of concern and determine if a nonsurgical technique is a suitable approach or if surgery will attain optimal results.
Can fat cells grow back?
After fat cells die through apoptosis, they do not grow back. However, the remaining fat cells can grow larger. To maintain your results, it is important that you still adhere to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Do I need to change my diet or exercise prior to a nonsurgical fat reduction treatment?
No, the treatment is effective because of the technology involved. Being properly hydrated by drinking lots of water is the best way to achieve the results from the Vanquish. It is very important to drink plenty of water for a few days before the treatments, the day of, and a few days after each of the treatments.
What should I wear to my treatment session?
Please wear comfortable clothing on the day of your treatment so the areas to be accessed are readily available. All jewelry is to be removed prior to starting treatment. During the treatment, you are positioned comfortably lying down either on your back or stomach, depending on which areas are to be treated. The device is simply placed over the areas that are being treated. Prior to your treatment, a member of our team will discuss all appropriate measures that should be taken before the process begins.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,400 - $3,200
- Return to Work
- Same Day
- Surgery Time
- 1 Hour
- Follow Ups
- 1 Week
Using advanced Vanquish technology, nonsurgical fat reduction can offer exceptional body contouring results for Ashburn, VA patients. At The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer this innovative procedure to help our patients experience increased confidence. Contact our facility to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation.