The abdomen is one of the areas that fat get accumulated easily. Many men and women follow strict diets and work out vigorously to get rid of this excess fat. But even with these measures, most people find it hard to achieve their goal of a trimmer, well-shaped body. Fortunately, BodyTite abdomen liposuction in Manhattan can provide a solution. It utilizes patented radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology to effectively remove stubborn belly fat and tighten sagging skin and provide you with a trimmer, attractive physique. Here are the answers to frequently asked questions asked about the procedure:
What is BodyTite abdomen liposuction?
Minimally invasive BodyTite abdomen liposuction utilizes RFAL™ technology to reshape and tighten abdomen areas without the visible scars and prolonged downtime associated with traditional liposuction surgery. The FDA cleared BodyTite device delivers RF energy to liquefy fat so that it can be easily removed by suction, coagulates the blood vessels, and tightens the skin, while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed. Unlike traditional liposuction, this procedure only requires local anesthesia.
How is BodyTite abdomen liposuction performed?
The plastic surgeon will begin the procedure by marking the treatment site and administering local anesthesia. Once the area is numb, a tiny incision is made to insert the BodyTite hand piece into the subcutaneous tissue. RFAL energy is delivered to target the adipose tissue. The energy passes from an internal cannula to an external electrode to melt the fat, coagulate the tissue, and encourage collagen production and skin tightening. Performed on an outpatient basis, the procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.
What type of anesthesia is used for this treatment?
BodyTite abdomen liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia, which comes with lower risks and faster recovery than conventional liposuction surgery performed using general anesthesia.
What are the benefits of this procedure?
- 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
Who is a good candidate for this procedure?
Though BodyTite is a minimally-invasive procedure, not everyone is a good candidate. Here are the criteria that make you a good candidate for BodyTite:
- Are healthy
- Have troublesome areas of excess fat –that persist even after strenuous workout and rigorous diets – and skin in the abdomen area
- Have moderate skin laxity
- Are within 30 percent of your ideal weight
- Are physically active
- Have good skin tone
- Do not smoke
- Have realistic expectations about the outcome
BodyTite abdomen liposuction in Manhattan is not recommended for:
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- People with skin diseases and/or infections
- People with autoimmune diseases
- Those with allergies to certain local anesthetics
How long does it take to recover?
Recovery time will vary depending on the amount of fat removed, extent of area treated, and other individual considerations treatment. Larger areas like the abdomen involve longer recovery time, typically about 2 weeks. Your surgeon will recommend wearing a compression garment to aid healing. You can get back to your normal routine within 2-3 weeks of BodyTite liposuction surgery, as tolerated by your body. Light walking is recommended the day after the procedure. light stretching within a week, and 1/4 to 1/2 intensity workouts in the weeks thereafter. Strenuous physical activities and exercise should be avoided till the tenderness and swelling subsides.
When can I expect to see the results and how long will they last?
The results of the procedure are patient specific. Initial results are visible immediately after the treatment. The best and visible results will appear after 6–12 weeks.
If you are looking for an effective option to reduce stubborn tummy fat, BodyTite abdomen liposuction in Manhattan may be the right option. Schedule a virtual consultation in a reputable AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice that has plastic surgeons who are experts in BodyTite liposuction. Experts can determining your candidature for the treatment, answer all your questions relating to it, and help you take an informed decision.