Attractive and shapely knees improve the overall appearance of the legs. However, pregnancy, excessive weight gain and hormonal imbalances can cause fat to accumulate in many areas of the body, including the knees. Localized fat pads can make your legs appear shorter and even restrict your clothing choices. Most women find that even rigorous exercise and diets have no impact on knee fat. BodyTite in NYC is a safe and minimally-invasive body contouring procedure that can remove stubborn fat around the knees and improve their shape. Performed utilizing the patented RFAL (radiofrequency – assisted lipolysis) technology, the procedure provides greater definition to the knee cap, front structures of the knee, lower fibula area, and calves.
Key Benefits of BodyTite
When compared to other conventional forms of liposuction, BodyTite offers several benefits like –
- Removes fat in a gentle manner
- Visible skin tightening through renewed collagen production
- Smooth and even contouring
- Needs only local anesthesia
- Performed on outpatient basis
- Only small incisions
- Virtually no scarring
- Minimal side effects
- Rapid recovery and faster healing
How Does BodyTite Liposuction Work?
A safe, minimally-invasive body contouring procedure, BodyTite uses radiofrequency energy to liquefy stubborn fat cells and gently remove them from the body. Fat removal and skin tightening can be easily performed in a single procedure, as thermal energy is simultaneously applied (both under and above the skin). BodyTite also encourages the production of collagen and improves the skin’s texture.
Good candidates are healthy people with stubborn fat deposits in and around the knee area. They have a healthy skin with good elasticity and are close to their ideal body weight. Candidates should be at least 18 years of age and non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes.
BodyTite on Knees starts with the plastic surgeon marking the site to be treated. After administering local anesthesia to numb the area, tiny incisions are made to insert the small cannula of the BodyTite device. RF energy is delivered via the small cannula to targets the unwanted fat cells, causing them to gently liquefy and allowing them to be easily removed. Equipped with a bipolar radiofrequency technology, the BodyTite device features two parallel probes – one that passes below the skin and the other that passes directly above the skin. The RF energy passes between the two probes, melting fat on the inside while simultaneously causing skin to tighten. This allows the plastic surgeon to sculpt the knee area to achieve the ideal shape.
Performed on an outpatient basis, the whole procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Results are patient specific and depend on the amount of fat removed and other individual factors. In some cases, larger areas may need longer recovery time. Initial results become visible immediately, with the best results noticeable after 6-12 weeks. In most cases, patients get back to their normal exercise regimen within 2-3 weeks of BodyTite liposuction surgery. Patients will be advised to wear a compression garment and avoid strenuous physical activities in the initial recovery phase.
Women planning to undergo BodyTite liposuction in New York City, must first confirm whether they are ideal candidates for the procedure. Choosing an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice in NYC and an expert surgeon who is skilled in performing the procedure is important for safe treatment and optimal results.