- avg. recovery
About the Procedure
There are a number of noninvasive fat reduction methods available for patients who have stubborn fatty deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Reducing fat stores can also make cellulite less apparent on the thighs and buttocks. BodyFX, like VelaSmooth and VelaShape, use radiofrequency energy to heat deep tissues and reduce fat cells. The BodyFX hand piece will be placed on the treatment area. The skin will be gently vacuumed into the hand piece for even heating of the tissue for several seconds and then alternate between adjacent treatment areas. The hand piece will gradually heat the tissue to 40-44° centigrade. Treatment sessions can last between 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the area. A series of sessions will be needed to see results, typically once a week for 6-12 weeks with upkeep treatments every 3-4 months to maintain results. Results tend to improve several months after the final treatment as it takes time for collagen production to complete as well as the lymphatic system to naturally eliminate destroyed fat cells.
The goal of a BodyFX treatment is to reduce stubborn fat deposits, improving the appearance of cellulite and overall body contours.
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.
No special measures need to be taken before a BodyFX treatment session.
- BodyFX hand piece placed on the treatment area
- Skin is vacuumed into the hand piece for several seconds and alternates between adjacent treatment areas
- Hand piece will gradually heat the tissue to 40-44° centigrade
- Treatment sessions last 30-60 minutes
There is no recovery time after a BodyFX treatment. Patients may feel slightly tender in the treatment area and may experience some skin redness but are able to return to all normal activities immediately after treatment.
The ideal candidate for BodyFX treatments has stubborn fat deposits or cellulite, is in generally good health with a stable weight, and desires a minimally invasive procedure.
Not Recommended For
BodyFX treatments are not recommended for patients with implanted metal or electrical devices as the radiofrequency energy can interfere with the medical device's efficacy.
Side effects from a BodyFX treatment are typically mild and may include redness, swelling, and bruising in the treated area.