BodyTite Love Handles Liposuction to Slim Down the Flanks


Flanks are a common area for fat accumulation in both men and women. Caused due to weight gain, hormonal changes, aging, genetics and pregnancy, this excess fat in the waist – referred to as love handles – usually fails to respond to even rigorous diets and exercise. Fortunately, liposuction is a proven way to get rid of this stubborn fat. However, while conventional liposuction does provide effective fat removal, sagging skin or loose skin would persist. Moreover, conventional liposuction surgery involves general anesthesia, extended downtime, scars, and long recovery. With latest, innovative minimally-invasive procedures like BodyTite love handles liposuction in New York, surgeons can provide a trimmer, well-shaped midsection without the added downtime and scars associated with traditional surgery.

Performed under local anesthesia, BodyTite is an FDA-approved modality that utilizes patented RFAL™ (radiofrequency assisted liposuction) technology to address excess fat and provide significant skin tightening effects. The handpiece delivers RF energy to liquefy subcutaneous fat so that it can be easily removed and also coagulates the blood vessels. While providing surgical quality results, BodyTite liposuction also tightens the skin leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed. In fact, it can provide 40% more skin tightening than traditional liposuction treatment.

The love handles are an excellent spot for BodyTite liposuction and a skilled surgeon can perform the procedure to trim the waist effectively and tone the muscles. The procedure begins with the surgeon marking the area to be treated and administering local anesthesia. After the site is numbed, a tiny incision is created to insert the BodyTite hand piece into the subcutaneous tissue. This 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, while 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, allowing the plastic surgeon to sculpt the flanks to the ideal shape.

A young, healthy person with good quality skin and unwanted bulges of fat in flanks is an ideal candidate for BodyTite love handles liposuction in New York. The procedure treats deep fat (up to 50 mm), controls heating so that large volume contraction is consistent, avoids over-treatment or under-treatment, and allows focused treatment of all large volume areas. The outcome is a smooth, attractive and natural looking physique. The use of local anesthesia lower risks and promotes faster recovery.

The key benefits of this innovative body remodelling procedure are:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Requires only local anesthesia or light sedation
  • Significant fat reduction and body firming
  • Controlled heat generation
  • Visible skin tightening through renewed collagen production
  • Reduced surgical trauma and the risk of any thermal or heat injuries
  • Takes only 30-45 minutes and is virtually painless
  • Short downtime, does not require overnight stay
  • Quick healing and less scarring
  • No lumpy irregularities

Though the BodyTite love handles liposuction offers many benefits, results are patient specific and completely depend on the treatment area and amount of fat removed. For instance, larger areas will require a longer recovery time. Ideally, the initial results can be seen immediately after the procedure, with the best results noticeable after 6-12 weeks.

Like any other body contouring procedure, BodyTite also poses minor and temporary side effects such as mild bruising and swelling. Any discomfort can be managed with the medications prescribed by the surgeon. However, most patients achieve full recovery in a couple of days and most usually return to work the next day.

If you are considering BodyTite love handle liposuction in New York City, choose an AAAASF accredited plastic surgery practice with surgeons who are experts in performing in this RF-based body contouring procedure. The success of BodyTite liposuction treatment largely depends on having it performed by a well-trained, skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. An expert will assess your needs and anatomical considerations, and provide customized treatment. With the right surgeon and staff, you can also expect comprehensive care until complete recovery.