BodyTite Liposuction: Frequently Asked Questions

BodyTite Liposuction

Stubborn fat pockets on various body areas prevent many men and women from achieving a slim, toned physique. The problem arises when excess fat doesn’t respond to natural fat reduction measures such as diet and exercise. Fortunately, minimally-invasive cosmetic surgical procedures such as BodyTite in NYC can provide the desired results. BodyTite is a radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology that removes stubborn fat and tightens sagging skin, and helps patients achieve a trimmer, attractive, natural looking physique.

BodyTite liposuction in New York City is a safe, gentle, and effective body contouring treatment. If you are considering the procedure, you must ensure that you know everything about it in order to make an informed decision. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about BodyTite liposuction surgery:

  • What is BodyTite?

    BodyTite is an FDA approved liposuction device that features patented RFAL™ technology. It delivers radiofrequency energy to liquefy subcutaneous fat so that it can be easily removed. It also coagulates the blood vessels, and tightens the skin, while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed. This liposuction device allows the plastic surgeon to reshape and tighten different areas of the body without the visible scars and prolonged downtime associated with conventional liposuction surgery.

  • How does BodyTite work?

    After marking the area to be treated, the patient will be administered local anesthesia. A tiny incision will be created to insert the BodyTite handpiece 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 handpiece simultaneously aspirates the liquefied fat and coagulates the tissue. BodyTite liposuction treats deep fat up to 50 mm, allows focused treatment of all large volume areas, controls heating so that large volume contraction is consistent, and prevents over-treatment or under treatment.

  • What areas can be treated with BodyTite?

    BodyTite liposuction surgery can treat various areas such as the face, chin, neck, abdomen, breasts, chest, saddle bags, upper arms, buttocks, back, ankle, love handles, hips, inner and outer thighs and knees.

  • Can multiple areas be treated in one visit and how much time will it take?

    Multiple areas can be treated in one visit and each zone will take approximately 15 minutes to treat.

  • What kind of anesthesia is used in this procedure?

    The minimally-invasive BodyTite procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, with less scarring and downtime.

  • Who is an ideal candidate for BodyTite?

    Not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure and it is not recommended for people with certain conditions. An ideal candidate for BodyTite is generally a healthy person with troublesome areas of excess fat and skin that they would like to get corrected. The best candidates have moderate skin laxity and are within 30% of their ideal weight.

  • What are the benefits of BodyTite liposuction surgery?

    In addition to removing excess fat, RF energy stimulates collagen production and tightens the skin. The key advantages of BodyTite over other forms of lipo are:

    • Nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure
    • Only local anesthesia is required
    • Can be performed as an outpatient procedure
    • Requires only small incisions and is virtually painless
    • Allows for considerable fat reduction and effective body firming
    • Visible skin tightening through renewed collagen production
    • Can provide skin contraction by as much as 40 percent
    • Is safe and designed to reduce the risk of any thermal or heat injuries
    • Minimal discomfort, less bleeding, bruising and swelling
    • Minimal scarring and reduced tissue trauma
    • Minimal scarring and reduced tissue trauma
    • Short treatment time and downtime – patients can quickly return to their normal activities
    • No lumpy, irregular appearance commonly associated with conventional lipo
    • Rapid recovery and faster healing
  • Is BodyTite safe?

    BodyTite technology has an excellent safety profile. The device monitors 3 separate variables in real time: internal temperature, external temperature, and impedance. This built-in system of protection automatically shuts down the energy if any of these variables reach an excessive level, reducing the risk of any thermal or heat injuries.

  • What post-operative care involve?

    Some mild bruising or swelling is common after the procedure, but this is temporary.

    Following your surgeon’s post-op instructions diligently can speed healing. Wear the compression garment as instructed and take the prescribed pain medications. Light activities can be resumed almost immediately, though downtime will depend on the size and number of areas treated. Keep your follow up appointments with your surgeon. In case of infection, seek medical help immediately.

  • When can physical activities be resumed?

    Most people get back to their exercise regimen within two to three weeks of BodyTite. You can start off with walking the next day, doing light stretching within a week, and performing 1/4 to 1/2 intensity workouts in the several weeks thereafter. Once the tenderness and swelling begins to subside, most patients are able to resume their regular workouts. However, the golden rule is: “Let your body be your guide with respect to the degree of exertion”.

  • How long will recovery take and when will final results be visible?

    Results are patient specific and depend on the treatment area and amount of fat removed. Larger areas will require a longer recovery time. Initial results can be seen immediately after the procedure, with the best results noticeable after 6-12 weeks. Most patients achieve full recovery in a couple of days.

The success of any cosmetic surgical procedure largely depends on having it performed by a well-trained and experienced plastic surgeon. Choosing an AAAASF accredited plastic surgery practice with surgeons who are experts in RFAL is important for optimal results for BodyTite in NYC. With the right surgeon and staff, you can expect a safe and comfortable surgical experience and comprehensive care until complete recovery.