Which One of These Five Body Contouring Procedures Is Best for You?


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Michelangelo sculpted one of the most memorable bodies in history—the statue “David.” While working with marble is quite different than living, breathing material, modern bodies can undergo sculpting. Body sculpting treatments, commonly known as body contouring procedures, have the power to target unwanted fat and cellulite. Some methods of body contouring are designed to help tighten loose skin.

At Chadwell Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jon Chadwell offers a safe and effective method of radiofrequency body contouring. Before we explore this innovative technique, let’s dive into different types of body contouring procedures and how each process works.

Five Common Types of Body Contouring Procedures

It used to be that the main and usually only option for body contouring was liposuction. While liposuction can target specific areas of the body containing excess fat, there are numerous dangers associated with the procedure. Anything from the puncture of an internal organ to kidney and heart problems can form as a result of liposuction.

With the advent of plastic surgery innovation in technology and approaches, several additional types of body contouring have entered the market. Take a look at five of the more common, contemporary types of body contouring procedures:

  1. Body FX™

Body FX utilizes radiofrequency thermal energy to eliminate unwanted fat. Unlike other types of body contouring, Body FX successfully addresses cellulite in addition to tightening the skin. Body FX side effects are minimal, sometimes producing slight swelling or bruising.

  1. BodyTite™

BodyTite is another method that utilizes a radiofrequency device to target excess fat and tighten the skin. The precision of the BodyTite technology helps to focus thermal energy into the “adipose” fatty tissue areas of the body—safely and effectively. According to studies, BodyTite achieves results four times faster than other types of body-contouring procedures.

  1. CoolSculpting

Unlike radiofrequency energy, CoolSculpting utilizes a cryolipolysis device that cools and destroys fat cells, rather than heating them. Once the fat cells die, the body flushes them out. Since this process may take a while, visible results typically occur within a few months.

  1. Zerona

Zerona is another example of using cooling technology as opposed to thermal energy. While this process can successfully reduce unwanted fat, like CoolSculpting, Zerona does not address loose, excess skin. Zerona is most often used on the hips, thighs, and waist, although it can be used on other areas of the body.

  1. Surgical Body Contouring

The types of body contouring listed above are classified as non-invasive or minimally invasive. There are methods of body contouring that involve surgical approaches. Surgical body contouring is often performed to remove vast amounts of excess skin after dramatic weight loss. While surgery is effective in eliminating the extra skin, it’s important to remember that any kind of surgery is more invasive, requires long periods of downtime, and often comes with potentially harmful side effects.

More Reasons Why Dr. Chadwell Offers Body FX

There are several reasons why Dr. Chadwell offers Body FX as an exclusive body contouring option. First and foremost, radiofrequency body contouring is much safer than many other procedures. The success rates of procedures such as Body FX are also extremely high as reflected through patient satisfaction.

According to one study, 92% of patients who received RF body contouring procedures were pleased after the completion of their treatment sessions and would recommend the procedure to others.

Here are some additional reasons to choose Body FX:

  • Little to no downtime is required, and the treatment only takes about 30 minutes per session.
  • Applicable to virtually any skin type and tone.
  • Safe and doesn’t require any incisions or leave any scarring.
  • Versatile in target areas—arms, thighs, back, buttocks, love handles, and abdomen can all be treated (unlike other body contouring procedures that can only address specific areas).
  • Activity can be resumed immediately following a treatment session.

Many people considering body contouring procedures are curious about how many sessions it takes before you see visible results. Typically, weekly sessions will be required over the span of six to eight weeks to achieve maximum results.

How Do You Know If Body FX Is Right for You?

Although Body FX doesn’t have many restrictions regarding candidacy for the procedure, the best way to know for sure if you qualify is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chadwell.

During your visit, Dr. Chadwell will go over your medical history and current health status. You’ll be offered an opportunity to ask questions and express any concerns you may have. If you’re confirmed as a candidate, Dr. Chadwell will offer an opportunity to view Body FX before and after images. He’ll also go over the procedure in more detail, providing information on Body FX cost and how to prepare for your first session.

If you’ve been searching “Body FX treatment near me”, only to come up empty-handed, one of our friendly Chadwell Facial Plastic Surgery team members is ready to help you schedule a consultation. Give us a call any time at (574) 280-4818.

Successful facial plastic surgery is ultimately achieved through good rapport with our patients.

Refining your face is a dramatic personal decision.  As you explore your options, know that the staff at Chadwell Facial Plastic Surgery will guide you through your decision-making process.  To us, the cosmetic process is more than just “surgery”.  Each patient has different shapes, features, contours, and personal goals.  We consider shadowing, proportion, depth, and perspective to combine medicine with artistry and ultimately achieve your new look.

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