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BodyFX Contouring

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St. Luke’s BodyFX contouring providers are among the Lehigh Valley’s most skilled and experienced. Our specialists are all licensed healthcare practitioners, having completed extensive training that leads to a rigorous certification process. And due to our large network of over 12 hospital sites, we have access to the latest technology. These resources allow us to perform effective treatments with results you can be proud of. 

What is BodyFX contouring?

BodyFX is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that reduces cellulite and tones areas around your body. During the procedure, your provider will use radio-frequency energy to heat the targeted area. This heat causes your tissue to contract, while the vacuum and controlled energy pulses provide body contouring results.

Though it isn’t a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, BodyFX does have similar skin-tightening effects. Radio-frequency energy is a safe, effective way to treat cellulite and improve your body contour.

If you want to learn more about BodyFX treatments–or schedule a consultation with a BodyFX provider–then contact St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.


BodyFX cellulite treatment candidates include adults with excess fat or cellulite in the following areas: 

  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Stomach
  • Waist (love handles)
  • Back

BodyFX treatment is a minimally invasive way to reshape your body while tightening your skin. You’ll typically receive a series of weekly treatment sessions for several months—with improvements appearing gradually over time. Each session should result in 30% fat reduction.

To determine if BodyFX contouring is right for you, schedule a consultation with a St. Luke’s provider.

Getting BodyFX contouring can positively impact your wellbeing and self-confidence. The following list includes some of the most commonly reported benefits:

  • Fewer fat pockets
  • Less cellulite
  • Improved skin texture
  • More sculpted figure

In addition to addressing fat and cellulite, BodyFX cellulite treatment triggers collagen production—which helps your skin become smoother and firmer. Having body contouring using BodyFX can dramatically improve your body image and give you a more youthful appearance.

As with all cosmetic procedures, BodyFX contouring has risks—including burning or scarring. Your provider will review a complete list of risks before getting your consent.

Before the procedure

BodyFX fat removal and contouring at St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery has no necessary preparation. However, it isn’t recommended that you get the treatment on areas with wounds or sunburnt skin.

During the procedure

Your provider will work with you to determine the best approach to achieve your desired results. To treat the targeted area, your provider will use the BodyFX handheld device—which emits radio-frequency energy to emulsify fat cells and promote collagen production. 

Each BodyFX session takes between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on your goals. You’ll typically need weekly sessions for up to eight weeks.

After the procedure

For both cellulite treatment and skin tightening, you’ll see optimal results between three and six months after your final treatment. You may notice continued improvements—and your results should last several years. 

Though BodyFX fat removal and contouring permanently destroys fat cells, cellulite treatments are temporary. So you’ll need annual treatments to maintain ideal results.

There is no recovery period or routine. You may experience warmth or redness on treatment areas–but these should subside after several hours.