Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is radiofrequency liposuction? How does it differ from traditional liposuction?
A: Radiofrequency liposuction is a FDA approved and advanced liposuction device that selectively removes excess fat deposits from body parts, utilizing RFAL technology.
BodyTite™ – comes with many advanced safety features that physicians demand most. Considered an excellent pain-free alternative to traditional liposuction, BodyTite™ can effectively remove the surplus fat cells and at the same time provide admirable skin tightening results – all with less downtime and minimal side effects.
Q: What is BodyTite™?
A: BodyTite™ is the new and innovative device that uses the radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology, to effectively remove unhealthy and unwanted fat from various parts of the body. The technique ensures excellent skin tightening results and is performed under local anesthesia here at bodySCULPT®.
Q: How does BodyTite™ liposuction work?
A: The latest radiofrequency assisted liposuction system BodyTite™ uses radiofrequency energy converted from electrical energy to melt the fat cells in your body. A small 3 mm incision is made, which is the diameter of the internal probe which delivers the energy.
On a user friendly touch screen, the plastic surgeon keys in the energy to be delivered in watts, the maximum skin temperature in degrees, as well as high and low limits of impedance. The device is equipped with a closed loop safety system which monitors the flow of energy and shuts down in case of overheating of the electrodes. The uniform heating mechanism allows the surgeon to direct the thermal energy exactly on the targeted region. The procedure ensures you outstanding body contouring results.
Q: What areas of the body can be treated with BodyTite™?
A: BodyTite™ liposuction is ideal for removing surplus fat from the waist or (love handles), chin, inner and outer thighs, hips, abdomen, ankles, back, arms, neck and knees.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Yes, it is. It is a quick, gentle and virtually painless procedure. Patients can return to their normal activities soon after treatment.
Q: Where is BodyTite™ radiofrequency assisted liposuction performed?
A: The body contouring procedure with BodyTite™ is performed at our AAAASF accredited surgical center in Manhattan, New York City (NYC). When compared to traditional liposuction procedure, this procedure promises successful fat removal with less down time and minimal side effects.
Q: Are there any associated risks?
A: The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. That means the patient is awake during the procedure. BodyTite™ body sculpting carries considerably fewer risks and complications compared to conventional liposuction methods. Small risk of infection, minor swelling and bruising may occur, but are minimal.
Q: How long does BodyTite™ treatment take? How many treatments are required?
A: For most patients, one treatment per body area is all that is normally required. The procedure itself takes approximately 30 – 45 minutes, but this depends on the treatment area and the degree of complexity. Unlike traditional liposuction methods, it offers advantages in terms of safety and comfort.
Q: What is the recovery time for BodyTite™ procedure?
A: The recovery time for BodyTite™ radiofrequency assisted liposuction procedure is much shorter. Patients can return to routine activities within a few days.