BodyFX™

BodyFX™ is a non-invasive body contouring cosmetic procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

BodyFX™

The Skinny


Average Recovery

0 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Thermal Treatment

Surgical

No

Cost

$400 - $1000

The Specifics


What is BodyFX™?

BodyFX™ is a non-invasive cellulite reduction procedure that uses radiofrequency energy for body contouring and less dimpling. The BodyFX™ handheld device emits RF energy to emulsify fat cells and stimulate collagen production.

The Anatomy of Cellulite

Cellulite Anatomy Illustration

Typically six to 12 initial treatments will be needed for best results, and maintenance every three to four months will be needed for upkeep. BodyFX™ is similar to other cellulite reduction procedures like VelaShape and VelaSmooth.

What cosmetic concerns does a BodyFX™ procedure treat?

  1. Cellulite: BodyFX™ uses RF energy for fat cell destruction and collagen stimulation leading to fat cell elimination, connective tissue fibrous band reduction, fewer skin dimples, and tighter, more toned skin.

Who is the ideal candidate for a BodyFX™ procedure?

The ideal candidate for a BodyFX™ procedure has stubborn fat deposits, is in generally good health, and is at a stable weight. BodyFX is not recommended for those with implanted metal or electrical devices.

What is the average recovery associated with a BodyFX™ procedure?

There is no recovery time associated with a BodyFX™ treatment. Most individuals resume all normal activities after the treatment with only slight redness at the treated area.

What are the potential side effects of a BodyFX™ procedure?

Possible side effects following a BodyFX™ treatment include swelling, bruising, and redness in the treated area.

What can someone expect from the results of a BodyFX™ procedure?

The results of a BodyFX™ treatment will develop over several months and six to 12 initial treatments. Maintenance treatments will be needed every three to four months.

What is the average cost of a BodyFX™ procedure?


BodyFX™ can cost anywhere from $400 to $1,000. The actual cost of BodyFX is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.

Pros

noninvasiveno recoveryreduces cellulitereduces stubborn fat

Cons

multiple treatmentstemporary resultsmaintenance treatments necessary

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


BodyFX is a noninvasive body contouring procedure that uses radiofrequency energy and vacuum suction to reduce fat cells and the appearance of cellulite. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a BodyFX treatment.

The Takeaway


Radiofrequency energy used in BodyFX™ allows for an effective and noninvasive cellulite reduction treatment. Best results will be seen over a series of treatments.

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  1. GB Forbes Body Fat Content Influences the Body Composition Response to Nutrition and Exercise PubMed.gov; 2000-05-01
  2. Paul Cohen, Bruce M Spiegelman Cell Biology of Fat Storage PubMed.gov; 2016-08-15
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