BodyTite is a minimally invasive FDA-approved procedure that combines skin tightening and body contouring using radiofrequency (RF) technology. BodyTite is precise and effective, utilizing real-time temperature monitoring to maintain safety and accuracy throughout the procedure. BodyTite is commonly used to treat any area of the body that accumulates unsightly fat, including the:
At MEplasticsurgery Plastic Surgery, Dr. Marc Everett is excited to offer nonsurgical body contouring using the BodyTite system. If you are bothered by the presence of loose skin and excess fat but are uninterested in liposuction or other surgical treatments, then BodyTite may be for you.
BodyTite treatments are completed under local anesthesia with sedation to ensure patients are comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure. Once patients are properly numbed, a thin probe is inserted through a small nick in the skin to access the underlying fatty tissue. An external electrode is simultaneously passed over the outer skin, creating a thermal field between the probe and the electrode.
Thermal energy using RF energy warms both the internal and external tissue, melting away fat cells and tightening the skin. The BodyTite device is passed over the entire targeted area to ensure consistent and uniform treatment. Automatic safeguards keep the BodyTite device regulated for a precise and effective treatment that avoids thermal injury to the skin and underlying tissues.
The entire procedure may last between one and four hours, depending on the size of the targeted area and how many sections of the body the patient would like addressed during their BodyTite appointment. Unlike other nonsurgical body contouring methods, BodyTite requires only a single treatment for optimal results.
Patients can return home immediately following their appointment. Side effects from BodyTite are minimal and can include swelling, soreness, bruising, and uneven skin in the treatment area. Most side effects will dissipate in several hours or less, although bruising and swelling may take a few weeks to subside completely. Uneven skin will continue to settle for two to three weeks as the skin tightening effects develop, and the remaining fat is redistributed to create a more even contour.
Most patients can return to work in two to four days and should expect to have 24 to 48 hours of downtime, depending on the extent of their treatment. All regular activities, including exercise, may be resumed over the course of two to three weeks or as soon as the patient feels comfortable.
Results are immediately visible, although contours and skin laxity will continue to improve for six to 12 months. Collagen and elastin production improve over the course of several months, continuing to tighten and rejuvenate the skin in the targeted areas. As a nonsurgical treatment, BodyTite leaves no scars and has minimal risks. Results have been shown to last five years or longer for noticeably improved body contours and skin laxity.
Patients interested in BodyTite treatments should have excess fat and loose skin that they would like reduced through nonsurgical means. Many BodyTite patients are interested in body contouring using liposuction but are worried about the heightened risks and downtime associated with surgical procedures. BodyTite strikes the perfect medium of offering a significant and noticeable improvement in excess fat and skin laxity with minimal downtime or side effects. If a nonsurgical method for body contouring interests you, then schedule an in-person consultation with us to learn if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Yes, BodyTite can be combined with other body contouring procedures, including liposuction, abdominoplasty and buttocks augmentation. Let us know if you are interested in a more comprehensive body contouring approach during your initial consultation, and we will create a personalized treatment plan that addresses all of your needs.
BodyTite effectively kills and removes fat cells in the targeted area. While the fat cells are destroyed and gone for good, you are not immune from future fat development in the treated area. Patients can expect to enjoy their fat loss and skin tightening results well into the future so long as they maintain healthy and stable body weight.
Absolutely. BodyTite procedures can treat just a single area or target multiple regions of excess fat, and loose skin spread throughout the body. Keep in mind that a procedure focused on numerous sections will yield an extended treatment duration and recovery period.
BodyTite treatments are completed under local anesthesia to ensure patients feel no pain or discomfort during their appointment. You may experience some feelings of tenderness in the treated areas following the procedure, but soreness is a temporary side effect that can be managed with pain medication.
As a nonsurgical procedure, BodyTite does not leave behind any unsightly scarring. The BodyTite probe is inserted through a small incision in the skin that heals without the need for stitches and does not leave behind a scar.
If you are unhappy with the results of your procedure, then you can undergo a repeat treatment in the same area. Most patients see a significant improvement and optimal results in the treated areas in just one treatment. We recommended waiting 12 months before considering a second appointment as results will continue to improve for up to one year.
If you are interested in a minimally invasive and comprehensive body contouring procedure, then consider a BodyTite treatment from MEplasticsurgery Plastic Surgery. Dr. Marc Everett understands that not every patient needs to or is willing to undergo surgery to achieve their body goals. With nonsurgical BodyTite treatments, patients can enjoy fat reduction and skin tightening without going under the knife. To learn more about BodyTite or to book an appointment, call our office today at 212-774-7715.