Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

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CHESAPEAKE WEIGHT LOSS CONSULTANTS

Now offering noninvasive body shaping


To those trying desperately to lose body fat in targeted areas, <BR>Dr. Rachel Chastanet, MD, FACP, is thrilled to offer VANQUISHME–a noninvasive body sculpting procedure.

To those trying desperately to lose body fat in targeted areas,
Dr. Rachel Chastanet, MD, FACP, is thrilled to offer VANQUISHME–a noninvasive body sculpting procedure.

Chesapeake Weight Loss has been successfully helping people lose weight for over six years now, but sometimes weight loss and exercise are just not enough to reduce stubborn fat in areas like the abdomen, flanks and thighs. Due to genetic and hormonal influences, no amount of exercise will achieve “spot reduction” in some trouble areas, and many people are unhappy with their appearance despite having a healthy body weight.

Until now, the physicians at Chesapeake Weight Loss have been reluctant to recommend body shaping or contouring devices because of concerns over ineffectiveness, lack of permanence, pain, small treatment areas and expense. Most devices designed to treat localized fat can not be used in patients with a body mass index (BMI) over 30, the obesity threshold. They are recommended for patients at or near their ideal body weight.  VANQUISHME—a new Maximal Energy version of the Vanquish radio frequency device—changes all that.


“When patients work really hard to achieve weight loss and health,
but remain unhappy about their body shape...
body shaping rewards their efforts
and motivates them to keep up the healthy habits.”

—Rachel Chastanet, MD, FACP


VANQUISHME is the world’s most advanced system for body shaping and circumferential reduction of abdomen and thighs. It represents the only contactless selective RF technology available, and targets the largest treatment area in a single session.

The VANQUISHME device focuses the energy at a point about one centimeter below the skin. The fat is heated to the point of cell death while the skin remains only warm. Then, over the next few weeks the body flushes out the dead cell debris decreasing the fat layer. Most people should plan on four weekly treatments, and can count on losing an average fat depth of over half a centimeter, which translates to about two inches off the waist circumference. The trunk treatments last 45 minutes, while the thigh treatments are 30 minutes per thigh.

The two physicians at Chesapeake Weight Loss Consultants, Bob and Rachel Chastanet, remain committed to their core principles of improving their patients’ quantity and quality of life by improving weight and health. Dr. Rachel Chastanet is a dual Board-Certified Obesity and Internal Medicine Specialist who uses dietary changes, increased movement and behavioral psychology training, as well as medications, to help patients lose weight and gain health. Dr. Robert Chastanet is a Fellowship-Trained Bariatric Surgical Specialist, who is also Board-Certified in General Surgery. He is an expert in the most modern weight loss operation, the sleeve gastrectomy, and in the operation most likely to cure diabetes, the gastric bypass.


One patient’s waist before and after body sculpting using VANQUISHME– <BR>now available at Chesapeake Weight Loss Consultants.

One patient’s waist before and after body sculpting using VANQUISHME–
now available at Chesapeake Weight Loss Consultants.


The doctors feel that VANQUISHME body contouring is the perfect addition to their practice since weight loss alone does not always result in a patient-pleasing body shape. Their emphasis has always been on health, but, as “Dr. Rachel” says, “There is nothing wrong with wanting to feel good about your body.” In fact, she reports that improved appearance of those trouble areas can often be motivating for patients. “When patients work really hard to achieve weight loss and health, but remain unhappy about their body shape, they may be tempted to slack off or give up,” she continues. “Body shaping rewards their efforts and motivates them to keep up the healthy habits.”

“Dr. Bob” agrees, but cautions that noninvasive body sculpting is not best for everyone. Plastic surgery is often the very best option after the massive weight loss achievable with bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Unfortunately, all surgery results in pain and scars, and carries some risk of complications. Plastic surgery is also quite a bit more expensive than VANQUISHME, so some patients may still choose the noninvasive option. Dr. Chastanet also notes that VANQUISHME is specifically designed to treat fat deposits, and although it may also tighten skin a little, there are other machines which are better for tightening skin. Chesapeake Weight Loss provides a free initial consultation about noninvasive body shaping to help patients decide what is best for them.

Chesapeake Weight Loss also offers CELLUTONE (targeted acoustic wave technology) for reducing the appearance of cellulite, another common source of frustration for patients. Using CELLUTONE after the VANQUISHME treatment can increase the number of fat cells that are destroyed and smooth the texture of the soft tissue in the area. CELLUTONE improves the VANQUISHME results so significantly that the doctors have decided to add it free to every VANQUISHME treatment so no one misses out on this benefit.

It is important to note that body shaping devices are not a substitute for weight loss and do not improve health. By killing fat cells in one area, they can improve a person’s appearance, but if the weight remains the same, the fat deposits throughout the rest of the body will slightly increase in compensation. If a person has treatment with some of the older technologies and then gains weight, this can result in a depression or deformity in the small treatment areas compared to the surrounding areas, creating an unsightly “cobblestone” effect. Fortunately, VANQUISHME has a large treatment area and a feathering effect at the edges, so that irregularity does not occur, and this is why it can be used on people who are not able to reach that elusive ideal body weight. VANQUISHME, as a radio frequency heating device, also does not cause the rare but important side effect that can occur with freezing devices such as CoolSculpt, paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, a reactionary enlargement of the treated fat.

Who are the best candidates for treatment with VANQUISHME and CELLUTONE?

“Anyone who can pinch an inch of superficial fat,”Dr. Rachel Chastanet quips, quickly adding that the technology can not be used on anyone who is pregnant, dehydrated or ill, or who has metal implants anywhere near the treatment area. “Several of my weight loss patients are currently undergoing treatment with favorable results, but I also welcome those who don’t need weight loss but want to address target areas. Some may wonder if it’s possible for them to get rid of their love handles before Valentine’s Day—to which we say, ‘Absolutely!’”




Chesapeake Weight Loss Consultants

221 Mt. Pleasant Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

757-312-9444
http://www.chesapeakeweightloss.org