What is a BodyTite?
BodyTite is a great solution for individuals who are looking to reduce fat without the saggy, wrinkly skin. It also helps improve skin laxity after weight loss or due to aging. BodyTite is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that shapes, contracts and lifts without large incisions or scars. Using BodyTite allows patients to get improved skin contour that previously was only achievable with traditional surgery.
BodyTite uses RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) technology that addresses some of the shortcomings associated with traditional liposuction or surgical body lifts. BodyTite gently treats fat in stubborn areas while tightening the skin, helping you sculpt your body into its ultimate shape.
What areas can be treated?
If you can imagine it, you can do it: stomach, arms, chest, knees, and inner/outer thighs are some of the most common treatment zones. Multiple areas can be treated in one visit.
Is Anesthesia used during BodyTite?
Most of our patients utilize IV sedation to ensure their comfort throughout the procedure. We always also use local anesthesia to numb the treatment areas prior to starting the procedure.
How is this better than a Tummy Tuck?
By avoiding the large incisions that come with the traditional abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck), patients will benefit from reduced post-procedural discomfort and recovery. This is a less traumatic process, with less downtime, less cost, and a natural-looking result.
How is this different than Liposuction?
Liposuction alone removes stubborn fat cells, but does not address the skin. Using BodyTite along with Liposuction has two benefits: first, the fat is treated with RF energy, making it easier to remove with less trauma to the tissues. Second, the treatment of the skin with RF energy results in superior skin tightening than treatment with liposuction alone.
How quickly will I see results?
Results can be seen once swelling resolves in approximately 6 weeks. The final results continue to improve for up to 12 months after surgery.
How long do the results last?
If liposuction is performed with BodyTite, the fat reduction is permanent. Though no procedure can stop the aging process, patients should expect to see fat loss and skin tightening results that persist for many years to come.
What is the downtime?
Depending on the treatment area, downtime can be from a few days to a few weeks. After your procedure, you may experience swelling, bruising, and soreness around the treatment area which is completely normal and should subside in the following days after the procedure.
Patients return home immediately after their appointment. Patients will be able to return to their daily routine, including exercise, over the course of about three weeks.
Deciding to Schedule
You will receive a surgical quote and any clearance forms required at your consultation. Should you decide to proceed, we will connect you with our patient care coordinator, Shannon Jones. At this time, you will select a procedure date and pay a $500.00 non-refundable booking fee to reserve this date. Once the surgery date is set, we schedule a pre-operative appointment two weeks prior to surgery.
At your pre-op, you will have ample time to discuss your upcoming procedure in great detail and have all your questions answered. We will review all pre- and post-operative care, prescribed medications, and any provisions we may give you for use pre- and post-surgery. You will review and sign the consent for surgery, and the balance will be due at the conclusion of this appointment.
What to Avoid Before Surgery
Avoid blood thinning medications/supplements for two weeks prior to surgery. This includes any aspirin or aspirin-containing products as well as any anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen or naproxen (including Motrin, Aleve and Advil). Generally, you may take Tylenol (Acetaminophen). Avoid supplements such as Vitamin E, multi vitamins, and omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil and flax seed oil.) You will be given a complete list of medications/supplements to avoid at your pre-op. All these medications can contribute to bleeding problems following surgery and can increase the amount of bruising.