What is BodyFX™ non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction?
BodyFX™ is an exciting new radiofrequency-assisted device that results in fat cell death and non-surgical fat reduction & cellulite improvement.* Non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction patients will benefit from BodyFX™ in several ways. BodyFX™, with its basic radiofrequency energy will result in tighter skin, while the high-tech use of high-voltage electrical pulses will result in death of unwanted fat cells, causing a reduction in localized areas of fat as well as an improvement in the appearance of lumpy, bumpy, irregular skin, known as cellulite.*
How is it BodyFX™ fat reduction and skin tightening performed?
BodyFX™ is a non-surgical liposuction-like procedure that is performed in an outpatient setting and requires no topical or local anesthesia. The BodyFX™ applicator is simply placed over the area of unwanted fat & cellulite and the treatment is initiated. The BodyFX™ applicator consists of gentle, suction-coupled radiofrequency (RF) energy that simultaneously tightens the skin and reduces distended and unwanted fat cells under the skin.* It takes approximately 20 minutes to treat an area of unwanted fat or cellulite and that area is generally the size of two hands. Common areas treated include the lower or upper abdomen, the hips, the outer thighs, the inner thighs, the bra line, the back of the flanks, the inner knees and the upper arms. Unwanted cellulite areas that are treated effectively by the BodyFX™ include the back of the thighs, the buttocks, the anterior thighs and any other area of lumpy, bumpy irregular cottage cheese (cellulitic) skin. At the completion of the treatment, patients are able to return to full activities immediately and there is no down time.*
Who is a candidate for the BodyFX™ fat reduction procedure?
BodyFX™ candidates are any patients who have unwanted focal areas of excess body fat, including the upper arms, back and bra line area, the flanks, the hips, the upper and lower abdomen, the outer and inner thigh and the inner knee. Good candidates for BodyFX™ treatments are those individuals that want a noticeable and modest reduction in fat without undergoing traditional liposuction surgery. Individuals are also candidates for BodyFX™ who have slightly loose skin over the area of unwanted excess fat and cellulite, as the BodyFX™ is one of the only body contouring devices that simultaneously tightens skin and reduces localized fat excess.*
What kind of anesthetic is used for BodyFX™ non-surgical lipo and fat reduction treatments?
BodyFX™ is a non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction technology used on the surface of the skin and requires no topical anesthesia or local anesthesia. The treatment is well-tolerated and has relatively few contraindications.*
What are the contraindications to BodyFX™ fat reduction treatments?
Contraindications of BodyFX™ treatments would include any individual who may be pregnant; who has a pacemaker that is required for their heart functioning. BodyFX™ treatments should also be avoided over any areas where there is active cancer, inflammatory lesions or infections.
Is BodyFX™ fat reduction painful?
BodyFX™ treatments have very little discomfort and are performed as an outpatient, requiring no anesthesia. There is a series of six treatments. Each treatment takes approximately 20 minutes per zone and treatments are performed on a weekly basis for six weeks.*
How long does the BodyFX™ fat reduction procedure and program take?
A series of six BodyFX™ treatments are performed, once a week for six weeks, as part of the BodyFX™ treatment program. Depending on the number of zones treated, a BodyFX™ treatment takes 20 minutes to perform and several zones may be treated at one time.*
How long is recovery the from the BodyFX™ fat reduction treatment?
Non-surgical liposuction, fat reduction patients who undergo BodyFX™ treatments will find the BodyFX™ procedure to be fast and effective.* There is no recovery time after the BodyFX™ treatment and after each session the patient may return to normal activities immediately, including, full high-exertion exercise, stretching and any physical activity. There is only a modest degree of redness and swelling after each treatment and skin tone, colour, texture and temperature return to normal, usually within several hours.*
*results may vary