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 procedures such as liposuction. Your doctor can use the BodyTite device to target specific fat deposits in problem areas such as around the stomach, neck, and love handles.
When compared to fat freezing procedures like CoolSculpting, BodyTite offers mostly similar results with a few exceptions. Because BodyTite melts fat with radiofrequency energy, it also stimulates collagen production in your skin, giving your skin a younger, more toned look. CoolSculpting treatments come with a higher risk of bruising but also can leave the skin lumpy and sagging.
Liposuction procedures, on the other hand, usually require a long recovery period, due to their more invasive nature. Additionally, many people are under the impression that liposuction is a quick cure to get rid of fat, but it can have some undesired side effects which 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 indentations 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 allowing for easy removal. 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, a BodyTite fat reduction treatment 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
Treat Skin Laxity
The procedure is effective in treating skin laxity from:
- Weight Loss
People wishing to get this treatment should be in good health without a large amount of excess fat. 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 and plastic surgery. 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 lasts 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 some pressure in the treatment area. The actual radiofrequency energy will cause a warming sensation, but isn’t painful.
BodyTite fat reduction 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 as the incision is so small it doesn’t even need stitches. That’s the advantage of minimally invasive body contouring! The BodyTite probe delivers additional radiofrequency energy underneath the skin with the device that glides on top of the skin. With two RF energy sources, BodyTite delivers bidirectional thermal energy for effective fat reduction, body contouring, and skin tightening.
Patients can choose to have multiple areas of their body treated during the same visit. Because, yet another advantage of BodyTite is that it is not limited to a certain site or location like other body contouring methods.
It should be noted that minimally invasive body contouring treatments do require some downtime. While significantly shorter than liposuction, you still need to allow time for the incision and internal tissues to heal. Right after treatment, patients may feel sore in treated areas of the body, but over the counter medication should be enough to maintain comfort. Some 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 to notice. Over this time period, your skill laxity will improve with renewed collagen production. 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.