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.
"Dr. Brown and his staff work above and beyond to ensure their patients are happy with their results. Dr. Brown and the esthetician, Amanda, spend time in consultations to ensure the treatment plans pursued are to best meet the patient goals. Overall, a wonderful experience. Having an OR on site helps create a much more relaxing atmosphere than a surgical center or hospital, and his staff add to that atmosphere with their personal touch through the process."- R.B. / Yelp / May 01, 2019
"Dr. Brown and his staff work above and beyond to ensure their patients are happy with their results. Dr. Brown and the esthetician, Amanda, spend time in consultations to ensure the treatment..."- R.B. / Yahoo / May 01, 2019
"I had a breast lift with Dr. Brown 10 years ago. I love his new office and the staff is very friendly. I loved my results and will be recommending him to all my friends."- S.B. / Office Visit / Nov 02, 2016
"Dr. Brown and his wonderful staff made me feel at home coming in. We went over everything I wanted done for my lift and liposuction to my chin. Amber made sure I was comfortable and knowledgeable about what I would need to be prepared. The day of surgery the staff made me laugh and made sure I was comfortable because I was nervous. I was blown away by how Dr. Brown did more then I could have ever imagined. I am beyond happy with the results and I’m so great full for Dr. Brown and his amazing staff. Thank you so much."- E.S. / Google / Apr 23, 2019
"Erica Sprecher Dr. Brown and his wonderful staff made me feel at home coming in. We went over everything I wanted done for my lift and liposuction to my chin. Amber made sure I was comfortable and knowledgeable about what I would need to be prepared. The day of surgery the staff made me laugh and made sure I was comfortable because I was nervous. I was blown away by how Dr. Brown did more then I could have ever imagined. I am beyond happy with the results and I’m so great full for Dr. Brown and his amazing staff. Thank you so much."- L.B. / Facebook / Apr 23, 2019
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.