Many men and women diet and work out vigorously to get rid of excess fat and achieve a slim and well-shaped body. However, the abdomen is one of the areas that is the most difficult to trim even with these measures. Stubborn belly fat is the result of factors such as aging, pregnancy, genetics, hormonal imbalances, and weight gain. An advanced, minimally-invasive procedure, BodyTite in Manhattan overcomes this challenge and can provide you with a slimmer waist and flatter, well-shaped abdomen. The procedure uses patented radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology to remove stubborn fat, and tighten sagging skin.
Conventional liposuction surgery can remove fat effectively, but involves general anesthesia, extended downtime, scars, and long recovery and leaves behind loose skin. BodyTite liposuction comes with many advantages over the traditional approach:
- Minimally invasive, requires only small incisions
- Performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia
- Minimal bleeding, bruising, swelling and scarring
- Reduced tissue trauma
- Virtually painless
- No lumpy irregular appearance
- Rapid recovery and faster healing
- Short treatment time and downtime (patients can quickly return to their normal activities)
- Does not require overnight stay
Keep in mind that to enjoy these benefits and obtain optimal results, you need to have your procedure performed by an experienced BodyTite liposuction surgeon.
Who is a Good Candidate for BodyTite Abdomen Liposuction?
BodyTite abdomen liposuction is a good option for people who are healthy but have troublesome areas of excess fat and skin in the abdominal that they want corrected. Good candidates have moderate skin laxity and are within 30 percent of their ideal weight.
The following people are not considered good candidates for this RF-assisted procedure –
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Anyone with allergies to certain local anesthetics
- People with autoimmune diseases
- Those with skin diseases and/or infections
How does BodyTite Work?
The plastic surgeon will begin the abdomen liposuction procedure by marking the site and administering local anesthesia. A tiny incision is then made to insert the BodyTite hand piece into the subcutaneous tissue. RFAL energy passes from an internal cannula to an external electrode, delivering focused energy into the adipose tissue to melt the fat. The technology simultaneously aspirates the liquefied fat and coagulates the tissue. RF energy also stimulates collagen production and tightens the skin.
Performed on an outpatient basis, the procedure may take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Results of the procedure are patient specific and depend on the treatment area and amount of fat removed. Generally, larger areas will require a longer recovery time. Initial results can be visible immediately after the procedure, with the best results noticeable after 6–12 weeks. Plastic surgeons may recommend wearing a compression garment and avoid strenuous physical activities (soon after the surgery) which may help promote faster healing.
In most cases, women can get back to their normal exercise regimen within 2-3 weeks of BodyTite liposuction surgery. Light walking can be started the next day, light stretching within a week, and 1/4 to 1/2 intensity workouts in the weeks thereafter. Once the tenderness and swelling subside, patients can resume their normal workout regimen.
If you are considering BodyTite abdomen liposuction in Manhattan, choose a reputable AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice that has plastic surgeons who are experts in utilizing this RF-assisted body contouring technology. A skilled surgeon will evaluate your goals and provide customized treatment and end-to-end care to help you achieve them.