The BodyFX is a new tool for fighting fat while tightening the skin to prevent “dangling” after successful fat reduction. The technology is based on radiofrequency helped by vacuum.

Fat Reduction with BodyFX

  • Radio frequency energy gently pokes holes in the fat cell walls leading to their demise.
  • Fat from the lipocytes diminishes in a controlled way, unlike other treatment methods where ruptured cells release massive amounts of fat, leading to concerns about the fat disposal.

Skin Tightening with BodyFX

The radiofrequency energy of the device translates into heat energy when introduced to the skin tissue.

  • Controlled high heat energy tightens the skin, unlike those methods which use low temperature to only freeze and reduce fat. BodyFX reduces fat and tightens skin. In practice this means that there is no loose, wrinkly skin left over after the fat is eliminated.
  • Involves no downtime. Patients may experience some tolerable minor redness lasting only a short time.

BodyFX vs. Coolsculpting

BodyFX is often compared to Coolsculpting, which is one of the most popular non-surgical treatments to remove fat. Coolsculpting freezes fat cells in order to destroy them; BodyFX heats up these cells but the end result is the same. However, BodyFx is the only one which tightens the skin to prevent dangling after fat reduction. Another point of consideration is that a recent article in Cosmetic Surgery Times discusses complications that occurred in patients following Coolsculpting. A doctor who is familiar with the technology explains that “potential complications with cryolipolysis include skin damage, leading to ulceration or scarring; prolonged or severe pain; abrupt fat layer changes, including “step-off” changes; and paradoxical adipose hyperplasia.” (This means, an unexpected fat deposit appearing instead of it being reduced). BodyFX is milder treatment and you are invited to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hellman or talk to our patient coordinator at (212) 751-0577 to find out more about the pros and cons between each of the procedures.

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Before & After Photos

BodyFX: Before and After Treatment Photos: Male - (frontal view)
BodyFX: Before and After Treatment Photos: Female - (side view)

*Results may vary


QuestionIs BodyFX Right For Me?

AnswerThe best use for this exciting device is on the abdomen region, which can be successfully trimmed and tightened with the BodyFX, as well as the back and buttocks. Treatments are best performed in a series of 8, a week or two apart, for optimal outcomes. The improved contour of the neck and/or tightened arms and slimmer knees make this a worthwhile effort for sure.

Since it takes time for the fat to gradually disappear, we expect to see final results at 2-3 months after the treatments commence, and up to 2 months after they are done. Patients with a greater need to circumference reduction, the series can be repeated as needed until the ultimate result is reached. Though Pending FDA-approval, BodyFX offers an improved and contoured figure which is worth it!

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