Body Contouring Insider Secrets: Coolsculpting vs. BodyFX

Before getting started with the comparison, let’s quickly review what the Coolsculpting and BodyFX treatments actually are:

While many still turn to liposuction to remove fat and trim their bodies, there are several other options that often go overlooked. Many of these alternative treatments provide a quicker, less invasive, and more affordable method to achieve satisfying results. Currently, two of the most effective treatments to achieve a thinner figure are Coolsculpting and BodyFX. If you are looking into what option best suits your needs, this article should help decipher which of these treatments will help you to achieve your ideal body shape.

What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is a powerful and proven procedure that originated after the discovery that the cooling of fat cells induces lipolysis, a process that crystallizes and breaks down those cells without damaging the skin or any of the surrounding tissue. Because no anesthesia or other drugs are used, the treatment is very low-risk with most patients only feeling a bit of pressure and a chilly sensation in the area being treated. Following the procedure, the fat breaks down over a period of two to four months, resulting in significant fat loss that appears entirely natural, making it one of the most ideal procedures to get in the winter to get your new shape right on time for the summer.

What is BodyFX?

BodyFX is a state-of-the-art, non-invasive solution for fat reduction and body contouring.  Making use of radio frequency energy, deep tissue heating, and light vacuum pressure, the BodyFX applicator distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat causing the tissue to heat and contract, tightening the skin and melting fat cells over time. The warmth is equivalent to the sensation felt after a deep tissue massage. This method is safe to use on all parts of the body with stubborn fat reserves and is especially effective at treating cellulite.

Which treatment is best for me?

While both procedures are non-invasive, reduce unwanted fat and sculpt a thinner figure, the ideal procedure for you is based entirely on your specific wants and needs.

If you are looking to get rid of as much fat as possible around your midsection, hips and/or thighs, then Coolsculpting is likely what you need. Coolsculpting is best for those looking to get rid of fat in a more general sense, as this procedure is less targeted than BodyFX and gets rid of more fat overall. If you can pinch the fat, Coolsculpting will freeze it and destroy it.

BodyFX is more oriented towards skin tightening, while also doing some body contouring. If you have unwanted cellulite, then BodyFX is one of the best treatments out there. If you are looking to treat a more focused area by tightening the skin and removing some of the underlying fat, then this treatment is likely your best option as well.

At MunkMD, we offer both BodyFX and Coolsculpting, and oftentimes utilize a unique combination of these procedures to achieve the best individual results. My personal preference is to start with Coolsculpting to achieve maximal weight reduction, and then use BodyFX to tighten the skin and eliminate any laxity that may occur from the Coolsculpting fat loss.

If you would like to book a consultation and see what treatment will help you achieve your ideal body shape, please give us a call or fill out an online form found here.

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