Is it safe to get a vanquish treatment in my abdomen if I have a IUD (copper t) in my uterus?

Doctor Answers 5

NOt to worry

This is a contraindication for performing Vanquish.  Discuss with your provider who can make the final call for you. 


All the best!


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Vanquish and metal

a copper IUD is considered a metal implant.   Vanquish should not be performed if you have metal in your body. It is the same if you have a metal hip or spinal hardware. You can check with BTL in Framingham Mass (. The parent company) to confirm.

Laura A. Sudarsky, MD
Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon
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Vanquish - impact if copper IUD

Even though Vanquish penetrates the topmost layers of tissue, it is recommended that it not be used by people who have a metal IUD.  People who are having treatments must also take off their metal jewelry prior to having a treatment.  You should discuss this with your provider to discuss your particular situation however that is the manufacturers recommendation.  Best Wishes!!

Vanquish treatments

Thank you for your question.

The Vanquish treatment is only going down into the subcutaneous tissue. It is not penetrating deep enough to effect anything in the uterus. If you are concerned I would have your doctor call the company to make sure that it is not a contraindication. Good luck. 

Francis Johns, MD
Greensburg Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

IUD and Vanquish

I believe this is ok to do. The RF shouldn't penetrate that deeply to affect it. The only thing that it potentially could do is heat up, but that is probably only theoretic.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

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