As Dr. Brian Howard reports, the search for effective, painless, noninvasive and permanent fat reduction in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery may have just come a step closer to reality in Atlanta, Alpharetta, and Roswell Georgia with the introduction to the Vanquish device! One of the many Holy Grails sought in plastic and cosmetic surgery is a device that meets these exact criteria just mentioned – a method of fat reduction that is permanent, noninvasive, painless and effective. Several new technologies attempting to deliver these goals have been introduced recently and include fat freezing (Zeltiq, Coolsculpting. or Venus Freeze), radio frequency devices such as Exilis, ultrasound devices such as Vaser Shape and Liposonix, and now fat heating devices including the new Vanquish. Although each of these different technologies has shown promise with some of the desired criteria for non-invasive fat reduction, Dr. Brian Howard notes that each has also shown associated unique limitations ranging from possibly being painful to not being permanent or overly effective.
Vanquish has been FDA approved for the heating of deep tissues, but the real goal of the Vanquish device is to selectively heat fat cells to the point where they die and are cleared away by your body’s own protective systems, according to Dr. Brian Howard. Vanquish has found a way to selectively heat only the desired fat layers of your treated tissues without affecting the surrounding tissues. The fat cells can be heated to a high enough temperature for a long enough period of time to selectively kill the fat cell. It uses a focused-field radio frequency technology to target the unwanted areas of fat without damage to nerves, hair, skin or muscle. Built-in sensors in the Vanquish device automatically evaluate and adjust the settings after going through a set-up reading of your own body. Each treatment session takes approximately 30 minutes and initial studies are showing an average of two-inch waist reduction in just four treatments spaced one week apart! Patients report the treatment as no more than “feeling warm,” without pain! The only after-treatment instructions are to drink plenty of fluids to flush out the fat! You may experience a few days of mild redness and swelling after the treatment.
Dr. Brian Howard in Alpharetta/Roswell/Atlanta Georgia is excited about this latest advancement in the search for noninvasive painless fat reduction. Call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Howard to see if you are a candidate for the Vanquish!