The knees are a major problem area for both women and men as it easily stores fat and impacts the overall appearance of the legs. Even people who lose weight through diet and exercise are often left with bulging pockets of fat around the knees. Traditional liposuction is can slim and contour the knees, but it involves invasive surgery and larger incisions under general anesthesia. Advancements in technology have made body contouring much easier and BodyTite is one of the best examples. Performed using local anesthesia, BodyTite liposuction in New York City is a minimally invasive radiofrequency-assisted procedure that removes stubborn fat and tighten sagging skin in the knees – without surgery.
This patented radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) treatment is performed using the FDA-approved BodyTite device. It can reshape and tighten various areas of the body without the visible scars and prolonged downtime associated with conventional liposuction surgery. When it comes to the knees, BodyTite offers two options based on individual needs. It can be used to perform a knee lift to tighten loose skin and provide a smoother, toned look. The other option is to slim the knees by removing unwanted fat in the inner knee area. The procedure liquefies subcutaneous fat for easy removal, coagulates the blood vessels, and tightens the skin in a single procedure.
Generally, an ideal candidate for BodyTite on knees is 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.
The procedure starts with the surgeon marking the area to be treated and then administering local anesthesia to numb it. In the handpiece, RFAL energy is deployed from an internal cannula to an external electrode, resulting in the delivery of focused energy into the adipose tissue and fatty areas. The controlled, focused delivery of radiofrequency (RF) energy breaks down and liquefies the fat cells, allowing them to be gently suctioned out, while leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected. The device is also designed to prevent over-treatment or under-treatment.
Though the procedure is minimally-invasive, when performed on the knee (which is a tricky area) bruising may occur due to the effects of gravity and walking. Your surgeon will recommend wearing a compression garment, which will promote faster healing. Lymphatic massage can relieve swelling and ease the discomfort associated with bruising, but if you feel the bruising is becoming severe, contact your plastic surgeon immediately.
The results of a BodyTite procedure are patient specific and depend on the area treated and the amount of fat removed. Larger areas may require a longer recovery time. The initial results can be seen immediately after the procedure, with the best results noticeable after 6-12 weeks.
BodyTite knee liposuction in New York City can improve your overall appearance by shaping your knees and streamlining and elongating your legs. Choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice that offers the services of plastic surgeons who are experts in using this radiofrequency-assisted liposuction technology. This is important for customized treatment and optimal results.