Address: 251 Cohasset Rd. Suite 310 Chico, CA 95926 View Map
Phone: 530-891-1651

About Us

Chico Body Sculpt is an extension of a well established surgical practice specializing in Weight Loss Surgery. At North Valley Surgical Associates, we share one common goal — to help each and every one of our patients live healthier and happier lives. Dr. Deron Ludwig and Dr. Erik Simchuk are experienced surgeons who understand the problems that individuals struggling with obesity face and how difficult it can be to make the decision to undergo bariatric surgery. Since 2007, we have been dedicated to helping patients understand the issues surrounding obesity, as well as providing them with state-of-the-art treatments and personal support to help them reach their weight-loss goals.

Plain and simple, being overweight is harmful to your health. Even though more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese, many have no idea of the health risks involved. Obesity is a risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and many other health problems.

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Chico Body Sculpt FAQ

What areas of my body can be treated with Vanquish ME?
Vanquish ME treats the largest area at one time of any device currently available. Whittle your waist and eliminate the love handles at one time. You can also reduce the muffin top area of the back and hips, upper back fat, and the outer thighs. The Vanquish ME quickly and affordably improves problem areas that just don’t respond to a healthy diet and exercise.

How many treatments will I need to achieve my desired results? How long do they take?
Because Vanquish ME delivers continuous energy evenly to a large area at one time, sessions are significantly shorter and fewer treatments are needed than other fat-reducing treatments. For optimal results, the recommended number of treatments is 4-6 sessions, one per week for 4-6 weeks. Treatments are 30-45 minutes in length, depending on if we are treating thighs (30 minutes) or core (45 minutes).

How fast will I see results? How long do they last?
Many patients report seeing results after the first session, with the full effect being seen within two weeks after the final session. Vanquish ME kills the entire fat cell, not just the fat inside the cell, giving you long-term, successful results.

How does the Vanquish ME device work?
The Vanquish ME device, FDA-approved for deep tissue heating, is an arch that extends across the target area without touching the patient. During the session, the patient lies comfortably on a table while the device delivers controlled RF thermal energy to the area, heating the skin to 101 degrees and the underlying fat to 120 degrees, destroying the fat cells. Over the next several weeks, the lymphatic system eliminates the dead fat cells, naturally flushing away excess fat.


Why Choose Vanquish ME

  • Permanent reduction of fat cells
  • Treats abdomen, flanks, upper back, arms & bra line
  • FDA Approved
  • Non-Invasive
  • No downtime
  • Quick results
  • No surgery or needles
  • Short treatment times!
  • Largest treatment area in the industry