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.
"Doctor brown is absolutely amazing. His staff is always polite, informative, and helpful. Doctor Brown takes his time on each client which I love. He knows exactly how to achieve what I want each time I go."- M.B. / Yelp / Jul 19, 2019
"Dr. Brown and all the staff are amazing. I have so many questions about my procedure and they took their time to answer all of them. After surgery they also were very patience and caring. Dr. Brown make sure that I was happy with the results. He likes his work to be perfect which is what I wanted it."- M.G. / Yelp / Jan 18, 2020
"I would highly recommend Dr. Brown if you’re considering plastic surgery. Dr. Brown was recommended to me 20 years ago by another plastic surgeon’s nurse. That in itself spoke volumes. Immediately upon meeting him, I knew I found the right doctor to perform my breast implant surgery. He was caring, knowledgeable, and made me feel comfortable with the entire process. Mostly I felt his passion for his work. I sensed he truly loved his profession and had set his bar very high to give the best and most natural results. My own expectations were exceeded from the care I was given prior to, during and after my procedure. My breast implants were a success and Dr. Brown gave me exactly what I wanted. I was super pleased with the results. I recommended my sister and roommate to Dr. Brown for breast augmentation and they were also very happy with their results. About 8 months later I had some medical questions regarding a separate health issue. I reached out to Dr. Brown for advice. He spent so much time talking with me. What stood out and resonated with me, was he offered to talk to other medical professionals on my behalf to translate what I didn’t understand. He went above and beyond. Fast forward 20 years and 2 kids later, my breasts were still looking great but I wanted to exchange them for silicone. I also wanted to tighten the skin and remove the bulge above my cesarean section scar. I now live in New York and traveled down to Virginia to consult with him. I was greeted by his nurse, Amber. She wears many hats and is present from start to finish. It relieves a lot of stress when you have that one person to correspond with during such big decision and process as this. I’m impressed with her involvement on so many levels. Amber is a gem for his practice and they compliment each other making them a dynamic team. She’s in constant contact with me and super caring and interested. I wished I lived closer because I think we would be great friends. That’s how they make you feel at the Loudon Center for Plastic Surgery. My consult with Dr. Brown was everything I expected it to be. His warmth was evenly matched with my memories. Together, we had a plan to address my concerns. I was pleasantly surprised to learn of some procedures to treat my abdomen that were minimally invasive. My dates were set and when I arrived to my appointment I was happy that Dr. Brown’s surgical center was convenient and private. A hospital setting can’t compare to the personal care you receive there. Now I know how Beyonce felt when she reserved the entire maternity floor to deliver her baby. His operating room staff to include Clint and Angela were fantastic providing me comfort before, during and after my procedure. They not only made me feel physically at ease but emotionally as well. They constantly assured me everything was going to be great. I’m one week out and my results are awesome. I have a lot of healing ahead of me in the weeks to come but can tell it’s going to be a vast improvement. I’m so grateful for having Dr. Brown as my plastic surgeon. I can only hope he will never retire. I recommend him to anyone and everyone, near or far. His precision and expertise is priceless and any distance is worth giving your only body the best it deserves."- K.O. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
"Dr. Brown and all the staff are amazing. I have so many questions about my procedure and they took their time to answer all of them. After surgery they also were very patience and caring. Dr...."- M.G. / Yahoo / Jan 18, 2020
"I normally don’t take the time to write a review but due to how difficult it was for me to make the decision on cosmetic surgery coupled with deciding on which doctor and team to trust, I feel compelled to share my experience with others. Dr. Brown and his team are absolutely incredible. I had so many questions and concerns leading up to my surgery. Dr. Brown, Amber and Melissa answered every single one, eased my nerves and made me comfortable every step of the way including the day of surgery. During my recovery, Dr. Brown and Amber were always available for any questions and concerns I had. They all have been wonderful and I am truly pleased with the results and exceptional service provided. Thank you all for taking such good care of me and I highly recommend Dr. Brown and team!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Dec 18, 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.