BodyTite Fat Reduction is a minimally-invasive body contouring procedure that reduces fat while tightening the skin. In many cases, this technology delivers better results than traditional surgical fat removal, like liposuction. This new procedure can remove fat in targeted areas of the body without the use of invasive surgery. Liposuction procedures require a recovery period. They also are known to cause sagging skin and unattractive scarring. Many people are under the impression that liposuction is a quick cure to get rid of fat, but it can have some very unwanted effects.
Liposuction unwanted effects include:
- Dimpled or bumpy skin
- Bruising, pain, swelling
- Scarring of the skin
- Changes or loss of skin feeling from nerve damage
- Skin pigment changes
- Depressions or indentation in the skin
- New fat deposits in new areas with weight gain
BodyTite uses radio-frequency technology that overcomes the most common problem with traditional liposuction-saggy skin. Radiofrequency-assisted liposuction promotes and stimulates collagen growth and even reduces cellulite. With this technology, it tightens the skin and literally melts the fat enabling it to be removed more easily. The melted fat is liquefied and immediately taken out of your body during the treatment. You won’t have to wonder if the fat is gone, it is!
Additionally, it is also beneficial to those who want to improve skin laxity after weight loss. RFAL can create a toned look in the treated area. Sometimes diet and exercise alone are just part of the picture on your journey to get the aesthetic appearance you want. Results can be immediate, but best results will be seen in 6 weeks and continue up to 12 months.
Why Should I Consider BodyTite?
If you’ve been struggling to get rid of unwanted fat or need skin tightening, BodyTite could be the perfect solution. This powerful procedure has been proven to show outstanding results in improving body contours immediately. Individuals who have localized pockets of fat cells and mild to moderate skin laxity are usually considered good candidates for the procedure. It is not completely non-invasive, but it does not leave behind scars or require sedation.
The procedure is successful in reducing fat in these areas:
- Love handles
The procedure is effective in treating skin laxity from:
- Weight Loss
People wishing to get this treatment should be in good health. They should be experiencing localized fat deposits that just won’t disappear with diet and exercise. A patient should use this treatment in the final phases of creating their desired look. BodyTite isn’t a replacement for weight loss surgery. Some patients opt to combine this procedure with other cosmetic body contouring procedures. In doing this, recovery times can be merged, and the desired aesthetic result is achieved faster.
BodyTite Fat Reduction Procedure
The procedure can take some time depending on the size area treated, but generally, it is up to 4 hours. Full sedation isn’t necessary but can be requested in the case of patient distress. Local anesthesia is enough to complete this procedure comfortably, and patients will feel only pressure. Radiofrequency isn’t painful the way an electrical current would cause nerve pain.
BodyTite provides the thermal benefits of radiofrequency energy from the exterior and interior of the skin. The design of the device has two mechanisms. The first remains on the surface of the skin. The second is a small probe that is inserted through a tiny incision. Scarring is not a problem with BodyTite as the incision is so small it doesn’t even need stitches. This probe serves to remove the liquefied fat physically and to deliver additional radiofrequency energy underneath the skin. Treating from above and below provides bidirectional delivery of the thermal energy to more effectively reduce fat and tighten skin. Patients can choose to have multiple areas of their body treated at the same time. The treatment is not limited to a certain size or location how other body contouring methods can be because of the medical device.
It should be noted that treatments do require some downtime to allow the incision and internal tissues to heal. This downtime is minimal compared to surgical options. Right after treatment, patients may feel sore, but over the counter medication should be enough to maintain comfort. Minor bruising, swelling, and redness may occur in the treated area. Depending on the size of the area, expect the recovery to take two to ten days. Activities like exercise or physical exertion should be avoided for two to three weeks and only engaged in if there is no pain. You should see an immediate change in the area after the treatment, and full results can take six months to one year. Over this time period, the skin will continuously improve its laxity. When maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle, results can last for over five years.
How Much Does a BodyTite Procedure Cost?
The cost of this procedure can vary depending on each patient’s individual needs and the areas they wish to treat. The kind of anesthesia chosen, and whether the treatment is done all at once or over multiple visits will play a part in determining the pricing. Our friendly and knowledgeable team at Cool Springs OBGYN is available for one-on-one consultations to discuss pricing and answer any questions you may have. Cool Springs OBGYN is a board-certified, size-friendly healthcare facility, and your comfort is of utmost importance. Call us today at 615-690-6600 and find out if this is the treatment for you.