Your Ultimate Guide to BodyTite
What is BodyTite?
BodyTite is a non-surgical procedure that is primarily used for body contouring. Although small incisions are made, these procedures leave the patient with virtually no scarring. BodyTite employs radiofrequency energy that tightens up skin and liquefies fat.
The surgeon uses this process to carry out tissue remodeling and promote collagen production in areas where you may wish to see a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance (typically the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, breasts, etc.) The liquefied fat is removed via a tube that is inserted into the incision, while the top layer of skin is left firm and smooth thanks to the new collagen production.
How does it work?
This procedure is officially classified by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons as Radiofrequency-Assisted Liposuction. A local anesthetic is administered before making the incision at the treatment site. A two-pronged tool is then employed, with only one side being inserted into the incision. The tool emits radiofrequency energy that moves through the skin, melting fat and promoting collagen growth without affecting nearby tissues. The treatment typically takes less than 90 minutes, and results show up about two to three months after. This delay is due to the fact that the body needs time to drain out the liquefied fat cells.
Who is a good candidate?
The primary reason that people seek out this procedure is to get rid of stubborn fat. Those who eat right and workout regularly without seeing the changes they want in their bodies find relief in BodyTite. Here are some criteria:
- Candidates should already be close to their target weight and maintain that weight for at least a few months prior to the procedure.
- Although the procedure is non-surgical, it is important for patients to be in good general health.
- As mentioned before, ideal candidates are those that already have good habits, such as eating healthy and working out regularly.
- Those with sagging skin, either from aging or weight loss, can greatly benefit from this procedure.
As with any procedure, it is paramount that the patient receives a consultation from their practitioner before going forward.
What is the recovery process like?
Following the procedure, it is normal to experience soreness, bruising, and numbness for up to two weeks. If liposuction is employed, these symptoms may last a bit longer. It is important to avoid all exercise and heavy lifting for four to six weeks following the treatment. Although final results usually take up to three months to appear, patients will see a difference immediately. The results are known to last for years, provided that patients maintain a healthy weight.
What is the takeaway?
Overall, BodyTite is a great option for those that are looking to tighten up their appearance. It is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Those that are already at a healthy weight and looking to improve problem areas are the most ideal candidates. Whether the patient is dealing with stubborn pockets of fat or sagging skin, BodyTite can provide the relief that they have been looking for.