As the body ages, it naturally begins to retain fat deposits more aggressively in areas like the abdomen, upper arms, buttocks, thighs, knees, hips and near the bra line. These deposits can be the cause of displeasing physical features such as cellulite or disproportionate body tone. Incredible advances in the field of cosmetic technology mean that patients looking to reduce the effects of cellulite in the name of contouring the body are no longer restricted to invasive procedural options. Body FX is an innovative, safe and highly-effective technology that allows for the reduction of fat deposits and subsequent contouring without undergoing traditional liposuction. Learn more about the Body FX below.
This non-invasive technique targets problematic areas of the body through the directed use of radio frequency energy, deep tissue heating, and gentle suction. Patients who elect Body FX will enjoy having the procedure done from the comfort of the physician’s office. Patients can plan on each treatment area requiring at least 30-minutes of concentrated effort to achieve satisfactory results.
The attending physician or certified technician uses a handheld device attached to a thermal monitor to regulate the proper amount of energy and heat that’s administered to the treatment area. As the device is moved over the surface of the skin, heat and high-frequency energy waves combined cause the underlying fat deposits to contract. The simultaneous suction action stimulates collagen and ultimately improves skin tone, texture, and overall body contour. This process is designed to be extremely comfortable for patients and in general, most patients report slight heating and suctioning sensation during the process that disappears once the treatment is complete. This is the most popular technique for body contouring in St Louis.
BodyFX is a gentle and safe way to reduce the appearance of fat deposits and successfully achieve the desired tone and contouring. However, it’s important for patients to understand that in the majority of cases, multiple sessions are required to obtain the desired results. Individual results can vary depending on several factors which including skin tone and severity of the condition prior to treatment. While multiple treatment sessions are recommended, patients are often thrilled to notice some visible change after the first session.
After treatment, patients can expect the treated area to be slightly red and potentially sensitive, but these results are not painful and will generally recede within a day or two following the procedure. Minimal discomfort is easily treated with over-the-counter pain medications as needed.
Patients who are looking to avoid an invasive procedure to reduce the appearance of fat deposits will find BodyFX to be simple, safe and effective. Because it’s a non-invasive procedure, there is no need to worry about any of the dangerous side-effects associated with general anesthesia that could include infection due to a hospital stay or depressed respiratory function. Similarly, avoiding a hospital stay means a quick and easy recovery period. Those who elect to have BodyFX treatments experience virtually no downtime post-procedure and are able to return to their daily functions and activities immediately following treatment. As this procedure does not break the surface of the skin, there is no need to handle wound-care.
The aesthetic results of BodyFX are just as exciting and successful. This treatment comes with the benefit of skin that appears tighter and smoother at the treatment site as well as the reduced appearance of cellulite. The stimulation of collagen during the procedure leaves many patients with overall improved skin tone and texture.
Every patient who undergoes BodyFX will be billed differently as the cost of treatment corresponds to the number of sessions required to achieve successful and satisfactory results. The total cost is generally less than the cost for invasive or surgical treatments to similar areas. It’s important that patients discuss their treatment plan with their physician ahead of time in order to understand the time commitment required to contour to their desired preference.
At the Laser Lipo and Vein Center, Dr. Wright and his team take a comprehensive approach to patient care and believe it’s important that every treatment plan comes with customized attention. If you’re considering body contouring in St Louis, be sure to contact our office and schedule an initial consultation today. We’re dedicated to providing patients with the time they need to speak with Dr. Wright about their physical goals as well as cover their past medical history to ensure a successful and safe experience. Our team also understands that every cosmetic procedure comes with an emotional impact and we’re here to start an open conversation about the impact BodyFX can have when it comes to confidence, self-assurance, and future emotional success. Click here to contact us!