Am I a Good Candidate for BodyTite Thigh Liposuction?

The thighs are a body area that is extremely prone to fat accumulation, especially in women. Stubborn fat deposits in the inner and outer thighs are caused by factors such as weight gain, genetics and hormones. Most people find it difficult to address this concern with just diet and exercise and opt to have liposuction surgery. Though this procedure addresses stubborn fat in the thighs, it involves general anesthesia, extended downtime, scars, and long recovery. Fortunately, today, there are minimally-invasive options like BodyTite thigh liposuction in New York City that can remove unwanted fat without noticeable scars and long recovery time associated with conventional liposuction.

BodyTite utilizes patented RFAL™ (radiofrequency assisted liposuction) technology to eliminate the excess fat in the upper inner thigh areas. This FDA approved modality also coagulates the blood vessels and provides significant skin tightening effects, while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed.

Though the procedure is minimally-invasive and offers surgical quality results without complex surgical techniques or lengthy recovery time, not everyone is an ideal candidate for BodyTite inner thighs. Generally, a young, healthy person with good quality skin is considered an ideal candidate for RF-assisted fat removal and skin tightening. Other factors that determine your candidature for this procedure include:

  • Have fat deposits in the thigh areas (inner or outer) that persist even after strenuous workouts and rigorous diets
  • Are physically active and in good health
  • Are close to your ideal weight
  • Have good skin tone and elasticity (the skin must have sufficient elasticity to take on the thigh’s new contours post-procedure, without appearing lax)
  • Have realistic expectations about the outcome
  • Do not smoke

The following people are not considered good candidates for BodyTite inner thighs:

  • People with poor blood circulation, diabetes, or weakened immune systems
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Those with skin diseases and/or infections
  • Anyone with allergies to certain local anesthetics

After determining your candidate for the procedure, your plastic surgeon will start the procedure by marking the treatment site and administering local anesthesia to numb it. Once the area is numb, a tiny incision is made to insert the BodyTite handpiece into the subcutaneous tissue. RFAL energy passes from the device’s internal cannula to its external electrode, delivering controlled, focused energy into the adipose tissue to melt the fat. The handpiece simultaneously aspirates the liquefied fat and coagulates the tissue. When performed by a skilled surgeon, the procedure results in smooth, attractive, natural looking thighs.

Results are patient specific and depend on the extent of area treated and amount of fat removed. Generally, initial results are seen immediately and final results, within 3-6 months after the treatment. Although the procedure is considered minimally-invasive, most patients will require some downtime, usually between 5-10 days. Any discomfort can be managed with the medications prescribed by your plastic surgeon. Patients are also advised to wear a compression garment as it helps in faster healing.

If you are considering BodyTite thigh liposuction in New York City, choose an established, AAAASF-accredited surgery practice that provides the service of surgeons who are experts in the BodyTite technique. Expert surgeons can provide optimal results. In a reliable practice, patients can expect end-to-end care and support all through the treatment, till complete recovery.