Body Contouring

Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery
Matthew Karen, MD F.A.C.S.
Cosmetic Surgery located in Winchester, VA

Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen sometimes isn’t enough to melt away a stubborn fat deposit in your body. Dr. Matthew Karen at Exclusively Faces, Cosmetic Surgery in Winchester, Virginia offers the revolutionary Vanquish ME™ device, which uses radiofrequency (RF) waves to heat the fat away. Call the practice to schedule a consultation to discuss how Vanquish ME can complement your healthy lifestyle to achieve your goals.


Body Contouring Q&A

What is body contouring?

Body contouring refers to the use of surgical or nonsurgical treatments to remove excess fat deposits from specific areas of your body. Dr. Karen uses the nonsurgical, noncontact Vanquish ME fat reduction treatment, which uses RF energy to heat and kill fat cells beneath your skin.

Over several weeks after your treatment, your body’s lymphatic system eliminates the melted fat. The procedure permanently removes the fat from the target areas to give you a sculpted look.

Which areas respond best to Vanquish ME?

Vanquish ME was initially designed to remove excess fat from the abdomen and flanks, but a new applicator targets additional zones of excess fat on your body, including:

  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Back
  • The bra line
  • Posterior waistline (“muffin top”)

Who is a good candidate for Vanquish ME?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Karen assesses whether you’re a good candidate for Vanquish ME and helps you decide whether it’s the right treatment for you.

Vanquish ME works best if you’re just a few pounds over your ideal body weight and can’t shed the localized pockets of stubborn fat that seem to resist diet and exercise. You should not have any medical condition and should be committed to living a healthy lifestyle after the procedure.

What are the benefits of Vanquish ME?

FDA-approved Vanquish ME helps you achieve your weight reduction goal in as little as 6-12 weeks and provides a wealth of benefits, including:

  • Simple, in-office procedure
  • Permanent removal of fat cells
  • Natural-looking results
  • No scar, no pain, and no downtime
  • Convenient sessions of 30-45 minutes
  • Long-lasting results

How does Vanquish ME work?

You need to drink plenty of water the day before your procedure. No anesthesia is required. You lie down comfortably on the table while Dr. Karen delivers the precise RF thermal energy from the device to the target area. The RF waves heat the skin to 101 degrees and the underlying fat to 120 degrees, killing the fat cells.

You’ll feel a sensation of warmth just like a heating pad and might get minor swelling and redness, which disappears within a few hours. You can go home immediately after the procedure and resume your normal activities.

You might see some results after your first session, but it typically takes 3-4 treatments to see the desired benefits. A package of four sessions, each spaced a week apart, usually brings optimal results.

Vanquish ME helps you get a contoured body by getting rid of those last few stubborn fat pockets. Book your Vanquish ME consultation online or call Dr. Karen’s office today to learn more.