Here in San Diego, our patients want to look their best while they are enjoying the great outdoors. Sometimes hours spent at the gym or months of dieting just can’t eliminate trouble spots or “pooches” around the stomach, love handles , or thighs. Not everyone wants the downtime or discomfort of liposuction. Hence the search for the “holy grail” of fat reduction: pain free, effective, non-invasive fat removal.
Vanquish is the latest advancement in non-invasive fat reduction. The device is revolutionary in that it allows non-contact, pain-free treatment of a very large area in 30 minutes. The typical treatment area includes the full abdomen and love handles or flanks. Other areas such as the thighs and buttocks may also be treated.
Other non-invasive modalities utilizing heat or low temperature freezing to destroy fat cells have been limited by patient discomfort, inability to treat large areas, and ineffectiveness. Vanquish has been proven in scientific studies to destroy fat cells, and human studies have demonstrated 2-3 inches of fat loss in typical cases. The device is FDA cleared for deep heating, and is able to selectively target fat cells with minimal to no effect on surrounding tissues.
Most patients require four treatment sessions, spaced one week apart. The device is placed over the treatment area and does not touch the skin. Patients may feel a warm sensation, and an attendant will adjust the machine to eliminate any “hot spots”. You can expect to relax comfortably and listen to music or read a magazine during treatment. There is no downtime with Vanquish, and you can return immediately to work or play. It is important to be well-hydrated before and after treatment, so avoid excessive alcohol and drink plenty of water to allow your body to easily flush out the fat metabolites.
“Vanquish, from the makers of Exilis, has eliminated all discomfort associated with fat reduction, as well as the chance of operator error or variable technique, and allowed us to treat the entire midsection in 30 minutes. This is a huge breakthrough for non-invasive body sculpting,”-Roy David, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Aesthetic Center of La Jolla.