Shahin Javaheri, MD
Over 20 Years of Experience in Plastic Surgery

Over 20 Years of Experience

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

BTL Vanquish ME in San Francisco – Sculpt Your Midsection without Surgery

About BTL Vanquish ME
Why You Should Choose BTL Vanquish Over Coolsculpting
Are You a Candidate for BTL Vanquish ME?
About the Procedure
What to Expect After Your Surgery
Your Recovery
Possible Complications

About BTL Vanquish ME San Francisco

Everyone dreams of having a tight, firm midsection that they can show off at the pool or beach during the summer. Unfortunately, belly fat is one of the most stubborn fats & often takes its sweet time melting away from diet and exercise. This leaves people considering invasive procedures like liposuction or tummy tucks that may be more extreme than they need. Thankfully, there is BTL Vanquish ME for fat loss available to help those looking for a faster, simpler, and less drastic approach to tummy sculpting. When combined with diet and exercise, patients can expect to see significant improvement in just a few weeks at a fraction of the cost of other procedures.

BTL Vanquish ME San Francisco is one of the many cosmetic procedures performed by San Francisco Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shahin Jahaveri to slim the midsection and fix problem areas like the love handles, belly, or thighs. Rather than opening up the skin to access the fat layer like other more invasive procedures, Dr. Jahaveri will instead use the power of Selective RF (radiofrequency) Technology to bypass the skin. This allows him to target the layers of fat with thermal energy by tuning the frequency of the machine to only penetrate as deep as the subcutaneous tissue. The selective heat induces apoptosis (death) of the fat cells, reducing the waist line and slowly melting away stubborn fat for good without harming any of the other tissue.

Why You Should Choose BTL Vanquish Over Coolsculpting

If you’re researching procedures to help you get rid of the extra fat in your midsection, you’ve probably come across Coolsculpting. Coolsculpting is another non-invasive treatment that came before BTL Vanquish ME that uses cold rather than heat to kill and remove the fat cells. Freezing the cells causes them to die, allowing them to be broken down and drained by your body in a process similar to BTL Vanquish ME’s. However, the results can vary, and they are in the same realm of fat-reduction procedures, making it a decision between the 2 procedures for many patients. We don’t believe it is much of a decision, though!

Below are some reasons why we recommend BTL Vanquish ME over Coolsculpting

  • BTL destroys an average of 5% more fat cells with similar treatment durations (
  • BTL takes less time (45 mins vs 1hr on average) because it surrounds the midsection – Coolsculpting can only do as much as the instrument allows for (usually about the size of a stick of butter).
  • BTL provides more even results because the procedure does the entire midsection at once with even strength as opposed to multiple manual treatments with Coolsculpting over multiple visits.
  • BTL often requires less visits for a completed treatment plan (4 45-60-minute sessions vs 6 60-minute sessions).

Are You A Candidate for BTL Vanquish ME in San Francisco, CA

The ideal candidate for BTL Vanquish ME is someone who is generally healthy but possesses a little extra belly fat or love handle that is not reacting to diet and exercise. They will want to slim down their waist and midsection area over time with weekly treatments rather than going through a single more costly and more invasive procedure that requires a longer recovery. Ideally, the patient would also be combining the procedure with healthy habits to keep the fat off & kickstart a healthy, motivated lifestyle.


At your consultation, San Francisco Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jahaveri will review your medical history and discuss your goals for your treatment. After an examination, he will work with you to provide options for your procedure and personalize a treatment plan to best help you achieve your ideal look.

About the Procedure

BTL Vanquish ME San Francisco is an entirely painless, non-invasive procedure that it will not require anesthetic or surgery to complete. It will usually take 4 sessions of around 45-60 minutes to complete a treatment plan, making it incredibly quick and convenient for even active lifestyles. The only preparation recommended is to drink plenty of water to aid in the drainage of the cells & reduce swelling after the procedure.

The process of applying Selective RF Technology is simple, requiring a single machine that will be placed over the patient’s midsection as they comfortably lie down. This machine will be tuned to selectively heat the fat cells, melting them away and decreasing the circumference of the waist, belly, and thighs. During this time the patient will experience the heat of the thermal energy waves but should not experience discomfort as a result.

What to Expect After Surgery

After Dr. Jahaveri completes the BTL Vanquish ME treatment, the patient may experience some swelling, redness, or a feeling of warmth on the treated area. This will fade with time and will not inhibit movement or daily life. Afterwards, they will be able to leave immediately and continue their normal daily routine.

Your Recovery

BTL Vanquish ME is a contactless, non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime or rest for recovery like other fat removal procedures. After completing the session, patients are able to go on about their day with no restrictions and will likely feel nothing more than some residual heat from the treatment.

While patients can sometimes experience a difference within the first few days after beginning treatment, most of the progress will come after 2 or more treatments. This allows proper time for the body to drain the dead cells and the skin to fit the new midsection.

Possible Complications

Due to using Selective Radiofrequency Technology as opposed to invasive methods, there is little to no risk of complications from the BTL Vanquish ME procedure. Patients may experience a feeling of residual heat in the treated area from the machine or slight swelling & redness due to the body processing & draining the area. However, this will likely fade within a few hours of treatment.

*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for BTL Vanquish ME. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.

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Patient Testimonials

  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF*

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” - D

    - D*

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P*

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

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  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR*

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” - DB

    - DB*

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”*

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” - LB

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  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”*

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”*

    - PB

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