A new FDA-approved fat-burning machine called Vanquish emits radio frequency waves that go through the skin and burn away the fat cells underneath. Each treatment costs between $650 and $900.
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VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — Ashley Brierley is both a patient and a colleague of Dr. Manish Champaneria at PeaceHealth Southwest in Vancouver.
Brierley, who recently had twins, had her first treatment with a new non-surgical treatment that helps fight fat. She said the treatment “doesn’t hurt at all, just seems like an overly warming sensations.”
The Vanquish system, Dr. Champaneria said, “heats the deeper tissues up to 110-115 degrees Fahrenheit, and with deep tissues heating up it causes the fat cells to break down. Your body will then absorb those fat cells and excrete it.”
That’s right. The Vanquish system will help you pee away your fat.
The FDA approved deep tissue heating in 2013 and just this summer they approved the reduction of fat. Doctors say after several treatments people can expect to lose 2 to 4 inches off their waistline.
But Champaneria, a plastic surgeon, said this is not recommended for everyone.
“Patients who are within 20 pounds of their goal weight are the ideal patients for this machine,” he said. “If you are not within the 20 pounds, you may be a candidate for a surgical procedure.”
Brierley said she wanted to try the procedure “because I just recently had twins, so just kind of working on little trouble areas in the midsection.”
People who spoke with KOIN 6 News had mixed views on the procedure.
Champaneria admitted it sounds too good to be true, but “studies have shown patients are doing well. They have the results that support (it.)”
The Vanquish procedure costs up to $3000 for 4 to 6 treatments. The system can also work on unwanted fat on the legs, upper back, arms and bra line.