Are you fairly happy with your weight and shape but have bits of your body that continue to wobble irrespective of how much you exercise them? If so, you may be feeling disheartened or even embarrassed about your appearance. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to address your unwanted jiggly bits – one of which is a new cosmetic surgery procedure known as BodyTite™
BodyTite™ refers to radio frequency-assisted liposuction with simultaneous skin tightening. This revolutionary new procedure does not only remove stubborn areas of fat, it also immediately tightens the skin over the affected area leading to increased contouring and definition and more noticeable results.
How does BodyTite™ Work?
BodyTite™ uses a process known as aspiration, during which excess fat in the target area is melted down into liquid form so that it can be removed via suction, in a method identical to conventional laser liposuction.
In addition to removing fat from your body, BodyTite also uses radiofrequency skin tightening technology to smooth and firm the skin in the target area, leading to it looking significantly more toned than before.
What can I expect to happen during my BodyTite procedure?
BodyTite can be performed using just a local anesthetic meaning that there is no need for a general anesthetic or prolonged effects from being anesthetized. Once the target area has been cleaned and the anesthetic has been administered, your surgeon will assemble the cannula which will be used for the BodyTite™ process. Completely new and sterilized equipment is provided for every patient and then disposed of after.
The cannula will be inserted into the area through small incisions. The anesthetic will ensure that you won’t experience any discomfort. The cannula emits radiofrequency energy which bounces off of the external electrode placed on the surface of your skin. This liquifies the fat cells so that they can pass into the tube in the center of the cannula and through it out of your body. In the meantime, the radiofrequency energy helps to immediately tighten the skin and create improved body contours.
Immediately after your procedure you will be fitted with a compression garment that must be worn over the area you have had treated. This garment will help keep the incisions clean as well as reducing swelling and expediting the healing process. You will typically need to wear this for between three and five days depending on the advice from your surgeon.
You may also be in some discomfort. This is normal and usually only last for a few days. Your surgeon will prescribe you some moderate strength painkillers to help you remain comfortable, and after a few days you should be able to switch to over the counter pain relief if you still require them.
Your surgical team will monitor your progress as you heal, seeing you firstly the day after your surgery then weekly or monthly as recommended by your surgeon. If you have any concerns between these appointments, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our surgical team.
What areas of the body can BodyTite be effective in treating?
BodyTite™ can successfully be used to target various areas of the body including those which are most commonly affected by pockets of stubborn unwanted fat, including the abdomen, legs, thighs, arms, love handles and back.
How quickly will I see the results of my BodyTite™ procedure?
Although it is possible to see a significant improvement in the contours of your body immediately after your procedure, by committing to a healthy lifestyle and maintaining your weight you will continue to see the results improve and the skin smooth and tighten over the following six to nine months.
If you have further questions about BodyTite™ or would like to discuss your candidacy for this procedure, please contact our cosmetic surgery offices in Boca Raton, Florida today to schedule your confidential consultation for BodyTite™ skin tightening.