What is BodyFX?
Body FX is a new long-lasting cosmetic procedure geared at reducing the undesirable appearance of cellulite as well as improving body contour and definition. It is the first, and only noninvasive body contouring and cellulite technology proven in peer-reviewed studies to both permanently kill fat cells as well as tighten the skin. This nonsurgical fat reduction treatment is considered an effective, viable alternative to surgical liposuction, and a revolution in body sculpting modalities.
Who Benefits from BodyFX
BodyFX addresses problematic fatty tissue in larger areas like the abdomen, back, flanks, and thighs. It additionally works to improve the appearance of cellulite, reduce dimpled skin, and repair the typical loss of elasticity on the abdomen, love handles, hips, thighs and other areas that may require a reduction of stubborn fat.
What Is Included in The BodyFX Procedure?
BodyFX works by using a suction cup to isolate the tissue and radiofrequency energy to heat the deep tissue. The BodyFX device is applied to the skin and underlying fat with the aim of not only reducing fat but also stimulating the collagen and therefore tightening the skin. The radiofrequency energy heats the skin precisely and optimally to promote the reduction of fat, contraction of the skin, and overall shaping of the body. Once the targeted area of tissue heats up adequately, a second energy pulse is delivered to kill the fat cells. Treated 6x6 inch zones are typically pulsed for 10 minutes continuously in order to maximally destroy fat cells.
While BodyFX’s heating effect helps to tighten skin, its secondary pulse improves the appearance of cellulite and targets stubborn localized fat deposits. The vacuum and controlled energy pulses work together to produce incredible body contouring results. Clinical studies have shown the procedure to result in both volume reduction and successful contraction of overlying skin. The BodyFX device targets only your fat, leaving your skin and underlying organs unaffected. During treatment, you can expect a warming sensation and a gentle pulling sensation (much like the sensation of a deep tissue massage) as the radiofrequency and vacuum work to smooth out any unwanted, resistant fat pockets.
The Recovery Process Post BodyFX
BodyFX treatments are very safe. There is no patient downtime and minimal discomfort. The body’s temperature is monitored continuously throughout the procedure to provide truly sophisticated temperature control. You may notice some slight redness in the treated area post-procedure, but this fades quickly.
BodyFX Achieves Natural Looking Results
It is typically recommended that 6-12 weekly BodyFX sessions be performed to achieve the best possible results. Each session takes approximately 20 minutes, and treatment areas of unwanted fat or cellulite are generally the size of two hands. As far as fat and cellulite reduction goes, results can already be seen after the first treatment, while the skin tightening effects take more time to show, reaching their peak 6-12 months after the procedure. Gradual improvements in the treatment area are noticeable following the first few treatments, however, as the skin’s surface feels smoother and softer fairly quickly.
Most patients who undergo a BodyFX nonsurgical fat reduction program see improved skin tightening, as BodyFX can result in collagen thickening of up to 25%, resulting in a vast improvement of skin elasticity. Patients who have completed their treatment series may also experience between 1-2 inches of circumferential reduction. It’s also common for patients to see a reduction of 400-700 cc of fat per treatment—all without surgery.
Simply put, BodyFX results in the permanent reduction and destruction of fat cells. The body sculpting improvements that are achieved post BodyFX can last the rest of your life, as long as you maintain your weight moving forward. The skin tightening effects, however, do require minimal maintenance. This is perfectly natural, since, as one grows older, the body’s collagen content is reduced and elasticity is lost. For this reason, it is typically recommended that 3-4 BodyFX treatments be performed each year. A patient who undergoes 1 BodyFX treatment every 4 months or so is usually able to maintain the 15-25% collagen increase as well as the skin tightening effects achieved throughout the initial BodyFX treatment program.
How to Get Started
During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to become better acquainted with the procedure, and Dr. Egozi will perform an evaluation that enables him to make custom recommendations catered to your unique needs. To book your consultation, contact us today!