BodyFX is an exciting new non-surgical fat reduction radiofrequency-assisted device, which results in permanent fat cell death and cellulite improvement.
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Before & After
BodyFX is an exciting new non-surgical fat reduction radiofrequency-assisted device, which results in permanent fat cell death and cellulite improvement. Non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction patients who visit our Toronto clinic will benefit from BodyFX in several ways. BodyFX™, with its basic radiofrequency energy will result in tighter skin.
The high-tech use of high-voltage electrical pulses will result in a painless, permanent death of unwanted fat cells safely and effectively. BodyFX causes a reduction in localized areas of fat, as well as an improvement in the appearance of lumpy, bumpy, irregular skin, also known as cellulite.
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.
The benefits of the BodyFX treatment are
- Non-Surgical treatment: you can get a reduction of over 700 cc of focal fat per treatment without having invasive surgery
- Procedure is quick and easy. BodyFX treatment can take just 20 minutes to do in some instances.
- No downtime. There is no recovery period for this non-surgical liposuction treatment, unlike surgical liposuction which requires recovery.
- No pain. Compared to other fat reduction treatments which can be painful.
Risks and Side Effects
Non-surgical liposuction patients who undergo BodyFX treatments at our clinic in Toronto 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.
This includes full high-exertion exercise, stretching and any physical activity. BodyFX side effects include only a modest degree of redness and swelling after each treatment. Skin tone, colour, texture and temperature return to normal, usually within several hours after the procedure.
Most patients who undergo a SpaMedica BodyFX™ 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, all BodyFX patients in Toronto will see permanent fat reduction of over 700 cc 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.
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. 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
BodyFX results in a permanent reduction and death of fat cells. The contour improvements that are achieved after BodyFX™ can 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 grows older, 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
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.
Cost and Payment
The price range for a BodyFX™ treatment program is dependent upon the number of zones treated and the amount of fat in each zone. In general, an entire series of BodyFX™ treatments start from $2199 per zone, or approximately one-third the cost of surgical liposuction for that area. SpaMedica offers its non-surgical liposuction patients in Toronto various payment options and bundled pricing for multiple zones.
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 at our clinic in Toronto receive additional customer value pricing on the second, third and fourth zones treated. In general, as well, SpaMedica is renowned for treating its 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.
- What areas of the body can the BodyFX™ fat reduction procedure treat?
Commonly treated areas include 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. Individuals are also candidates for BodyFX™ who have slightly loose skin over the area of unwanted excess fat and cellulite, as BodyFX is one of the only body contouring devices that simultaneously tightens skin and reduces localized fat excess.
Unwanted cellulitic areas that are treated effectively by BodyFX include the back of the thighs, the buttocks, the anterior thighs and any other area of lumpy, bumpy irregular cottage cheese (cellulitic) skin
- 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. It requires no topical anesthesia or local anesthesia. The treatment is well-tolerated and has relatively few contraindications.
- 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 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 take and how long is the treatment program?
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.
- Is the destruction of fat cells and permanent fat reduction safe? Are there any dangers to non-surgical liposuction?
As with non-surgical liposuction 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. 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.
To schedule a consultation for BodyFX at SpaMedica Toronto, 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 BodyFX™ consultation and help you take your first step towards your non-surgical focal fat and cellulite reduction.