Body contouring refers to a large procedural category of plastic surgery focused on shaping the body. Common areas for body contouring are arms, breasts, abdomen, axilla (arm pit area), back, flanks/love handles, hips, butt, thighs, and legs. Body contouring can be accomplished with surgery where skin and fat are removed but leaving permanent scars: tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, or breast lift. Liposuction efficiently removes subcutaneous fat but does not address the overlying skin which can be loose and irregular. Recently, fat removal devices such as
CoolSculpting® or SculpSure® employ non-invasive technology to reduce unwanted fat but also do not address the skin.
To address the problem of loose skin, BodyTite uses minimally-invasive Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL) to tighten skin. In many cases, RFAL can tighten skin enough so that removal of skin with surgery is not necessary. BodyTite can be done at the same time as liposuction or, if the amount of fat is minimal, as a stand alone procedure.
Common areas where BodyTite is used are:
Abdomen and Flanks/Love Handles
Breast, Axilla (Armpit area), Bra Roll
Legs and Knees
Advantages of BodyTite are:
Less downtime post procedure
Long-lasting, surgical-like results
BodyTite is done in a similar manner to liposuction and most often is combined with liposuction. A solution, called tumescent solution, is injected into the fat layer under the skin. A small puncture is made in the skin to allow the BodyTite handpiece to be introduced.
The probe is passed back and forth both over and under the skin until a critical temperature is reached which causes the skin to contract. After treatment, a compression garment is worn to help contour the skin.
BodyTite is ideal for patients with moderate skin and fat excess. BodyTite is minimally invasive and scarless. Post procedure pain is minimal making it an ideal alternative to more invasive surgery.