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What is BodyFX™ non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction?

BodyFX™ is an exciting new radiofrequency-assisted device that results in permanent fat cell death and non-surgical fat reduction and cellulite improvement. Toronto, 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 and the high-tech use of high-voltage electrical pulses will result in a painless, permanent death of unwanted fat cells safely and effectively, causing a reduction in localized areas of fat as well as an improvement in the appearance of lumpy, bumpy, irregular skin, also called cellulite.

How is it BodyFX™ fat reduction and skin tightening performed?

BodyFX™ is a painless, 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 and cellulite and the treatment is initiated. The BodyFX™ applicator consists of gentle, painless suction-coupled radiofrequency (RF) energy that simultaneously tightens the skin and permanently 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 cellulitic 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 or discomfort.

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Figure 1. BodyFX mechanism of action. Radiofrequency energy will tighten the skin while gentle but lethal high voltage pulse electrical current will kill the fat cells resulting in a permanent fat reduction,

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Figure 2. The BodyFX works to permanently kill fat cells by the release of gentle but lethal high voltage electrical pulses. The high voltage pulses irreversibly damage the cell membrane of the fat cell resulting in its death and permanent fat reduction.

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 permanent, 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 are not painful and are performed as an outpatient and require no anesthesia. There is a series of six treatment. 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?

Toronto non-surgical liposuction fat reduction patients who undergo BodyFX™ treatments will find the BodyFX™ procedure to be fast and effective. There is no recovery after the BodyFX™ treatment and after each session a patient may return to normal activities immediately, including full exercise, 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.

What kind of results can I expect following my BodyFX™ fat reduction treatment?

Most patients who undergo a BodyFX™ and SpaMedica non-surgical liposuction fat reduction program see improved skin tightening and tone, as well as between two and 5 centimeters of circumferential reduction. Recent studies show that, on average, each BodyFX™ patient will see permanent fat reduction of over 700 cc of of focal fat  per zone. In general, each treatment zone takes less than half an hour and after six treatments, the average patient notices a decrease in one dress or pants size.

BodyFX Before and After Photo of Toronto Patient

Figure 3. BodyFX patient who achieved good fat reduction of her hips and bra line following her SpaMedica non-surgical liposuction, fat reduction program. Note the permanent reduction of fat as well as the significant skin tightening, which minimizes the risk of fat reduction leading to loose skin.

What are BodyFX™ fat reduction patients saying about the treatment?

Most BodyFX™ patients that we have treated at SpaMedica are very happy with their non-invasive, non-surgical lipo and fat reduction results. Realistic expectations need to be established prior to treatment, as BodyFX™ is one of the most successful non-surgical liposuction programs, but Toronto non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction patients need to be happy with the two to 5 centimetres of fat reduction that are achieved on average. Some patients, after six treatments, can achieve more than four centimetres and, fortunately, rarely do patients not see at least two centimetres of circumferential reduction in the area treated.

How long will the fat reduction and skin tightening results after BodyFX™?

The fat cells that BodyFX™ kills are permanently removed. The mechanism of action is through a high-voltage electrical pulse that damages the cell membrane of the fat cell and allows an influx of ions that results in a permanent death of the fat cell without inflammation or pain or discomfort (see figure 3 above). The fat cells that are destroyed do not return, and thus, if patients are able to maintain their weight following their series of BodyFX™ treatments, the fat cells that have been destroyed will not return. It is important, however, to maintain weight after BodyFX™ and non-surgical liposuction treatments so that the additional carbohydrates do not go elsewhere and alter the contour, shape and form.

Is the destruction of fat cells and permanent fat reduction safe? Are there any dangers to non-surgical lipo?

This question often comes up with Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients, as with non-surgical lipo and non-invasive fat reduction, the fat is damaged and killed and not removed. Does this damaged fat tissue, with release of Triglycerides, free fatty acids lead to increased risk of atherosclerosis, heart disease, strokes, liver or kidney disease? There have been many studies following fat reduction treatments, like BodyFX™, UltraShape™, Liposonix™ and Zeltiq CoolSclupting that show that the body is more than able to metabolize and use up the contents of the damaged fat cell and there is no elevation of blood cholesterol, triglyceride or any other potentially harmful elements. This “safety” of the BodyFX™ is not surprising given that even after large volume liposuction procedures where 100’s of cc’s of dead and damaged fat cells are left behind, blood tests following these large fat volume liposuction procedures do not show elevated levels of cholesterol, fatty acids, VLDL, LDL or other dangerous fat components.

Is there any maintenance required following BodyFX™ fat reduction treatments?

BodyFX™ results in a permanent reduction and death of fat cells. The contour improvements that are achieved after BodyFX™ last a lifetime, as long as patients are able to maintain their programmatic weight. The skin tightening that is additionally achieved in the BodyFX™ treatments does, however, require some modest maintenance. BodyFX™ can result in up to 25% collagen thickening in the dermis, skin and improve its elasticity significantly. Of course, as one ages, the body’s enzymes digest collagen and the collagen content is reduced and elasticity degenerates. Thus, it is usually recommended that three to four single BodyFX™ or other non-ablative RF treatments are performed per year. One BodyFX™, or non-ablative radiofrequency bulk skin heating, performed every four months is enough to maintain the 15-25% collagen production increase and the skin tightening achieved during the BodyFX™ program.

How much does the BodyFX™ fat reduction program cost?

The price range for a BodyFX™ treatment program is dependent upon the number of zones treated and the amount of fat in each zone. But in general, an entire series of BodyFX™ treatments can be less than $2,000 per zone, or approximately one-third the cost of surgical liposuction for that area. SpaMedica offers its Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients various payment options and during a consultation you can discuss the specific costs and payment programs available. BodyFX™ patients who have BodyFX™ treatments done on more than one zone receive additional customer value pricing on the second, third and fourth zones treated. In general, as well, SpaMedica is renowned for treating its Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients with multiple technologies in order to achieve the optimal results. Often, BodyFX™ will be combined with additional technology that results in ultrasonic destruction of localized fat (UltraShape® and LipoSonix® devices) or uses hypothermia or induced cold injury to the fat (devices like Zeltiq® or CoolSculpting®), or injection lipolysis. These combination non-surgical liposuction treatments will affect the cost or price per treatment, but also increase the overall efficacy.

Why choose SpaMedica and Dr. Mulholland for your non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction procedure?

SpaMedica, under the direction of Dr. Mulholland, has been a pioneer in the non-surgical management of Toronto liposuction and fat reduction patients. Dr. Mulholland has been in the forefront in the development of non-surgical liposuction devices, such as high-frequency focused ultrasound (UltraShape® and Liposonix®); thermally-induced, non-surgical fat reduction BodyFX™, Zeltiq®, CoolSculpting®, Zerona™ and VelaSmooth™ and VelaShape™). Dr. Mulholland and SpaMedica’s vast experience in treating non-surgical liposuction patients facilitates the best combination of technologies with the highest probability of success for reducing your unwanted localized fat and cellulite. SpaMedica’s high-tech approach to the most current technology ensures that you will receive the best technology and combinations of technologies to optimally treat your localized fat.

In addition, Dr. Mulholland offers his non-surgical liposuction focal sculpt and non-surgical cellulite patients the opportunity to apply a significant amount of their fees paid for the non-surgical fat reduction treatment of their unwanted fat and cellulite against some of his minimally-invasive surgical options, such as SmartLipo™ and BodyTite™ liposuction, for the removal of unwanted fat as well as CelluLaze™ and CelluTite™, for the minimally-invasive surgical reduction of cellulite. Many patients will undergo SpaMedica’s non-surgical liposuction program using combination technologies such as BodyFX™ and UltraShape® for their fat and cellulite and still, one day, apply a significant amount of that non-surgical investment against a minimally-invasive, but more surgical, enhancement of their improvement.

How can I show Dr. Mulholland my concerns and see if I am a candidate?

Toronto BodyFX patients should simply fill out the appointment request form or “ask a question” form and upload up to 3 photos for Dr. Mulholland to review.

How do I schedule a consult for my non-surgical liposuction and BodyFX™ fat reduction program?

To schedule a consultation, simply call 877-712-8367 or fill out and submit the online consultation request form and one of our SpaMedica customer service representatives will get back to you promptly to schedule a consultation and help you take your first step towards your non-surgical focal fat and cellulite reduction.


Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Skin Care Spa:
66 Avenue Road Suite 4
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8
Tel: 1-877-712-8367