The next generation of body contouring

Woman with fat abdomen, overweight female stomach

Virtually throughout the modern history of American culture, women have craved shapely curves with alluring midsections. Attaining a trimmer midriff without surgery, extreme workouts, or strict dieting seemed like something of a fantasy – until now. I’m finding that a revolutionary new system called Vanquish is a real game changer in long term fat removal.

The Vanquish system is cleared by the FDA for deep tissue heating. It solves a number of problems that exist with previous non-invasive fat reduction techniques:

  • Discomfort. Earlier systems that destroyed fat thermally – either with heat or cold – could be uncomfortable, even painful. Vanquish patients feel a warming sensation and the treatment is comfortable.
  • Duration of treatment. Each session takes only about 30 minutes, with four treatments recommended for most patients. Other methods may take an hour or more per session.
  • Treatment area. Some devices can only be used on small portions of the body, where flesh can be pulled into a vacuum. The entire midsection circumference can be treated with Vanquish. That makes results efficient and uniform.
  • Affordability. Vanquish treatment is more economical than surgical fat removal and cost effective compared to other non-surgical methods.
  • Safety. There’s minimal risk of hot spots. A trained clinician monitors temperature, easily making adjustments to the applicator panels if necessary.
  • Recovery time. There is essentially no downtime with Vanquish. Patients return to work or other activities right away.
  • Effectiveness. A recent study in Prague showed visible results on patients with love handles after just two weeks. They lost an average 2.23 inches in waist circumference within eight weeks.

The procedure is simple. The patient just lies down comfortably. Our technician adjusts panels about an inch above the surface of the skin. As the panels heat up they transmit radio frequency energy to specifically targeted fat. Because fat cells are denser and hold less water, this technology differentiates them from skin, muscles, and nearby organs. Those tissues are unharmed during treatment. The radio frequency energy causes the demise of fat cells; some right away and others over the course of several weeks. As fat cells die, they are harmlessly filtered through the body’s lymphatic system and excreted in urine.

The really interesting point is that Vanquish fat loss is permanent so long as you maintain your weight and fitness level. Your body doesn’t produce new fat cells once you reach adulthood. If you gain weight in the future, it won’t be in areas treated with Vanquish.

Patients can expect to lose several inches from waist size and drop about three pounds, without changing their diets. They can lose larger volumes of fat with liposuction, but with Vanquish there is none of the risks of surgery or anesthesia and no healing period.

I see Vanquish as a real technological breakthrough and I’m pleased to be one of the elite corps of doctors offering it.

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You shave it. You wax it, you laser it. Heck, you might even dye it pink. Talking about armpit hair. Now some people are saying you can microwave it away once and for all. We’re revealing a new treatment right now and our procedure room. Take it away, Doctor Ashton.

Hi guys So, I’m back here with doctor sheila Nazarian, board certified plastic surgeon and our patient Aaron. You’re going to be demonstrating this new microwave procedure to hit axillary hair, but before we get to that, tell, tell me why this hair bothered you, Aaron? Because I mean, you’re blonde, you wouldn’t mind.

I’m a personal trainer. I spend 95% of my day in a tank top in the gym or in a bikini and shaving every day is such a pain. No one likes to do it. I tried laser hair removal. It doesn’t work. If you have blonde hair and darker skin. So, I heard about mirror smooth So, thought I’d give it a try.

And you said it’s your game, okay, So, doctor Nazarian,


Go ahead and lie back Aaron. So, as you start working tell us a little bit about this technology. Who’s a good candidate for it and how? Does it work?

Well, the beauty of this technology is that everyone is a good candidate. Any skin colour, any hair colour? I’ve actually had the procedure performed on myself, didn’t get any hyperpigmentation from it.

So, you numbed Aaron up before we started, right?

Arron’s been numbed already. We’ve placed a temporary tattoo which basically gives us little tick marks. It’s really paint by numbers at that point and we use the microwave technology of mirror smooth to remove not only 70% of her hair with one treatment, but also the sweat and odour glands are also eliminated. So, it’s basically a little suction and some you know heat is applied, but because she’s numb there’s no pain.

You feel anything?
Fine, just a little pull,


And So, how many treatments typically does it take to really get a good effect?

So, 80% of people really only need one treatment. You’re going to get an 82% reduction in the sweat and odour glands and a 70% reduction in the hair growth. Which, if you’ve ever had laser hair, you know you need multiple treatments in order to get anywhere close to 70%.

So, what’s the cost range for something like this?

This that’s a great question. So, the first treatment is around 2000 dollars, but it’s, but if you think about how many laser hair removal treatments to do. I mean, it really is a great benefit and also laser hair doesn’t remove the sweat and odour glands.

Nice, well, 2000 dollars, meaning that you could throw away all your razors for the rest of your life.


Never have to worry about sweating in your armpits again and being musty.

No more deodorant and think of all the money you spend on deodorant over a lifetime.

That’s true.

And it takes how long to do both pitch?

We usually schedule people for an hour at a time?
An hour!

So, can you imagine an hour and you’re done.
Oh my gosh,


Sign me up, scoot over.

Second string.


The one done idea is very appealing.

Exactly, yeah.

Thanks for sharing that with us and thanks for showing us your armpits,

Thanks for having me

You’re welcome.

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In Portland OR-Dr. Maddox

Get rid of unwanted fat from your waist and hips with Vanquish.

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Feeling good and looking good. It’s not just about diet and exercise anymore. Aesthetic and anti-aging medicine makes a safe and effective addition to your routine. At thrive, we offer the very latest in non-invasive beauty technology like vanquish, a painless, non-surgical way to remove unwanted fat cells from your waist and hips. And best of all, treatments take less than an hour, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the new you. Visit for complimentary consultation. Thrive aged beautifully.

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