Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is BodyTite™?
A: BodyTite™ is an innovative, FDA approved device from InMode that uses radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology to effectively remove unwanted fat deposits from various parts of the body. The procedure, which also offers excellent skin tightening results, is performed under local anesthesia at bodySCULPT®.
Q: How does the procedure work?
A: The BodyTite™ device uses patented RFAL™ (Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction) technology to gently and safely melt excess fat. The patient is administered local anesthesia and the thin cannula of the device is inserted into the fat beneath the skin through a small incision. Radiofrequency energy delivered via the cannula melts excess fat making it easier to remove, while tightening skin and encouraging collagen production. The melted fat is suctioned out from the body. The procedure typically takes about 30 – 45 minutes, depending upon the complexity and the number of areas treated. The surrounding tissues are unaffected thereby minimizing bleeding and trauma. The device is designed to provide the surgeon with immediate feedback on the skin temperature and prevent overtreatment. The procedure takes only a short time to complete and involves minimal downtime.
Q: What areas of the body can be treated with BodyTite™?
A: BodyTite™ liposuction is ideal for removing surplus fat from the abdomen, waist or (love handles), hips, inner and outer thighs, chin, neck, ankles, back, arms, and knees.
Q: What are the benefits of RFAL?
A: The benefits of BodyTite liposuction are
- Safe, quick treatment
- Better body contouring results
- Effective skin tightening
- No pain, scars, surgical trauma or recovery downtime
- Faster recovery
- Lesser downtime
- Enhanced soft-tissue contraction
Q: Is BodyTite™ liposuction safer than the traditional liposuction?
A: Yes. BodyTite is a safer, gentler, and less traumatic alternative than traditional lipo.
Q: Are there any risks?
A: BodyTite™ treatment carries considerably fewer risks and complications compared to conventional liposuction methods. As the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, it avoids general anesthesia related risks. The patient remains awake. Infection, minor swelling and bruising may occur, but are minimal.
Q: How long does the treatment take? How many treatments are required?
A: For most patients, one treatment per body area is all that is normally required. The procedure itself takes approximately 30 – 45 minutes, but this depends on the treatment area and the degree of complexity.
Q: What is the recovery time?
A: As BodyTite™ is minimally invasive, with virtually no scarring and no stitches required, which speeds healing and recovery. Most patients return to routine activities within a few days.
Q: Why consider BodyTite liposuction at bodySCULPT®?
A: bodySCULPT® is an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice. Our plastic surgeons have performed the largest number of BodyTite™ body contouring procedures in the United States. With us, you can also benefit from –
- Use of local anesthesia
- Personalized treatment
- Focus on patient safety and comfort
- Friendly and caring staff
- Individual attention throughout and after the procedure.
To see the impressive transformations our surgeons have made with BodyTite liposuction, visit our online gallery of before-and-after photos.