How Vanquish stands up to laser liposuction fat removal and why our Portland, Oregon patients love this procedure
Historically, fat reduction could be achieved in two ways: a strict lifestyle of healthy eating and exercise or liposuction. Millions of men and women have discovered the challenges of diet and exercise when it comes to sculpting the body. While healthy habits are ideal for longevity and quality of life, they might not give you the contours you want. On the other hand, liposuction can be unappealing due to the risks and cost involved, not to mention the need for time off from work and normal activities.
Even with the development of laser liposuction techniques, many patients would prefer a noninvasive method of fat removal. With the latest technology, Dr. Maddox of Thrive makes it possible for our Portland, Oregon patients to achieve their goals without surgery. We are pleased to offer Vanquish for large areas such as the abdomen, flanks, and the thighs.
Vanquish technology focuses selective radiofrequency energy onto areas where fat has accumulated. It is not intended for weight loss, but has shown outstanding results for individuals wanting to reach their ideal shape. This in-office procedure differs from liposuction. The device used does not come into direct contact with the skin. Rather than manually removing fat cells, as in liposuction, Vanquish treats fat cells with controlled thermal energy, causing them to shrink and make their way from the body.
Like liposuction, Vanquish permanently removes fat cells, they will not grow back. To get optimal results, up to six treatments may be required. Sessions are comfortable and convenient, taking approximately half an hour each. Following each visit, normal activities can be resumed right away. No post-treatment soreness, no limitations, and no scars. Vanquish results do take longer to develop than if liposuction were performed. Most patients begin to see a significant change in their contours after their third treatment.
If you feel stuck with body contours that do not satisfy you, non-surgical, non-invasive Vanquish treatment may be in line with your wishes. Naturopathic physician, Dr. Maddox, has spent a great deal of time investigating the treatments that will benefit our patients. To learn more about body contouring without surgery, contact our Portland office at (503) 928-6505.