BodyFX is a new body contouring procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to permanently remove your stubborn fat deposits, tighten your skin and reduce cellulite. BodyFX is administered using a hand-held device that can contour your arms, belly, flanks and/or thighs. Patients in Thousand Oaks love BodyFX because it permanently removes fat cells without leaving unsightly loose skin over the treated area.
How does BodyFX work?
BodyFX is administered by Thousand Oaks plastic surgeon Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi using a hand-held device that combines suction with heat. The suction provides a gentle pressure that maximizes the depth of the treatment. BodyFX uses highly targeted radiofrequency heat to melt – and ultimately destroy – your fat cells. The radiofrequency heat also stimulates your body’s production of collagen, which improves the elasticity of your skin. The result is a reduction in fat without sagging skin!
BodyFX Before & Afters (Cellulite Reduction)
What areas of the body can BodyFX treat?
BodyFX can treat fat deposits on your arms, abdomen, waist, buttocks and thighs. It is an excellent treatment for residents of Thousand Oaks with stubborn fat deposits that have not responded to diet or exercise.
How long do BodyFX treatments take?
Treatments occur in our Thousand Oaks office and take between 10 and 15 minutes. For optimal success, Dr. Tansavatdi recommends a series of one treatment per week for eight weeks. Some patients require one or two maintenance sessions each year to maintain their results.
How long does it take to see results?
Our Thousand Oaks patients begin to see results in three weeks following their first treatment session. Full results will be apparent in two to three months following the final treatment.
How safe is BodyFX?
This procedure is extremely safe when administered by a qualified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Tansavatdi. The BodyFX device contains sophisticated temperature monitoring equipment to maintain its heat at a safe, optimal level. BodyFX also contains automatic cutoff switches to ensure that tissues are not injured.
Are BodyFX treatments painful?
No. Patients report feeling a warming, massage-like sensation on the area being treated. There is no need for pain medication and there are no restrictions following treatment.
Are the results of BodyFx permanent?
Yes. BodyFX will destroy between 30 to 35 percent of the fat cells in the targeted area. It will also increase collagen and improve the quality of your skin. However BodyFX does not combat the signs of aging. For this reason, many of our Thousand Oaks patients elect to have one or two maintenance treatments every year to preserve optimal results.
Am I a good candidate for BodyFX?
The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for BodyFX is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tansavatdi in our Thousand Oaks office. Ideal candidates should be close to their ideal weight, live a healthy lifestyle, and have fat deposits that have not responded to diet or exercise. It’s also important to have realistic expectations for your BodyFX treatment.
What is the difference between BodyFX and Coolsculpting®?
Coolsculpting® shrinks the fat cells but does not destroy them. In addition, Coolsculpting® does not stimulate collagen production and will not smooth your skin. Dr. Tansavatdi can advise you as to which procedure best meets your needs.
Can BodyFX be combined with other procedures?
Absolutely! During your consultation, Dr. Tansavatdi will discuss your aesthetic goals and how to best achieve the look you desire.