Many men and women want a sleek, well-shaped body and work out strenuously to attain their goals. However, most often excess fat refuses to budge even with rigorous diets and exercise regimens and as a result, these measures don’t provide the desired results. Conventional liposuction surgery can remove fat effectively, but it leaves behind loose skin. It also involves general anesthesia, extended downtime, scars, and long recovery. BodyTite in NYC – a minimally-invasive procedure – overcomes these challenges and provides attractive, natural looking body contouring results.
The FDA-approved BodyTite liposuction device utilizes patented RFAL™ (radiofrequency assisted liposuction) technology to address excess fat and provide significant skin tightening effects. It delivers RF energy to liquefy the subcutaneous fat so that it can be easily removed. The treatment also coagulates the blood vessels and tightens the skin, while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed.
Key benefits of BodyTite Liposuction
This radiofrequency assisted liposuction procedure is a good option to treat various areas such as the abdomens, flanks, waist, love handles, breasts, thighs, arms and knees. The benefits of the procedure are as follows:
- Minimally invasive
- Requires only local anesthesia or light sedation
- Significant fat reduction and body firming
- No lumpy irregularities
- Quick healing and less scarring
- Reduced surgical trauma
- Controlled heat generation eliminates risk of thermal injuries
- Short downtime (does not require overnight stay)
- Takes only 30-45 minutes and is virtually painless
- Visible skin tightening effects with renewed collagen production
Who is a Good Candidate for BodyTite Liposuction?
Not everyone is a good candidate for the BodyTite procedure. An ideal candidate for BodyTite liposuction surgery is a healthy person with troublesome areas of excess fat and skin that they would like to get corrected. Candidates must have moderate skin laxity, be within 30% of their ideal weight, and not smoke. Having good skin tone and realistic expectations about the outcome is also important.
BodyTite liposuction is not recommended for –
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- People with skin diseases and/or infections
- People with autoimmune diseases
- Anyone with allergies to certain local anesthetics
What the Procedure Involves
The plastic surgeon begins the liposuction procedure by marking the area to be treated and numbs it using local anesthesia. A tiny incision is created to insert the BodyTite hand piece into the subcutaneous tissue.
The BodyTite device has two probes that work simultaneously. One works beneath the skin, heating the entire soft-tissue matrix and melting the fat via the temperature controlled RF technology. The second probe simultaneously aspirates the liquefied fat and coagulates the adipose, fibrous, and vascular tissue. The heat generated tightens the skin quickly and coagulates the tissues. This allows the plastic surgeon to sculpt the body to an ideal shape.
The final results of the procedure are patient specific. Outcomes also depend on the specific area treated and the amount of fat removed. Generally, the initial results can be seen immediately after the procedure, with the best results noticeable after 6-12 weeks. Minor side effects like mild bruising and swelling (due to the cauterizing nature of the procedure) are quite common after the procedure which typically resolves within the first week. Any pain or discomfort can be managed by taking the prescribed medications.
Leading AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices offer BodyTite liposuction surgery in NYC and also virtual consultation facilities. Patients can schedule a consultation, meet with a plastic surgeon, and discuss their goals. After determining their candidature for the treatment, an expert will provide customized treatment and comprehensive care till full recovery.