What is Radio Frequency

Radio frequency (RF) refers to the rate of oscillation or frequency in the range of about 3 Hz to 300 GHz. It is a form of electromagnetic energy similar to microwaves and is used in a wide range of applications.

Radio Frequency: Role in Minimally-Invasive Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

For over 75 years, RF energy has been used in the medical field, both for diagnosis and for minimally invasive surgeries. RF interventions can be used to target small or large areas of tissue in the body. In an RF-assisted procedure, radio frequency energy passes through the tissue to heat up the target cells. The radio frequency can be adjusted to reach different target cells.

Medical devices that incorporate RF technology are used to perform a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. These applications include soft tissue repair (wound healing), heart disease treatment, eye surgery, general dermatology procedures (hair removal, tattoo removal, skin surfacing), and plastic surgery, including liposuction.

Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) – A Revolutionary Body Contouring Procedure

In recent years, the use of radio frequency energy in plastic surgery has witnessed a huge surge. RF-assisted liposuction devices have evolved considerably in recent years. Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) is a novel minimally invasive body contouring procedure that uses thermal energy to remove unwanted fat, tighten skin, and induce collagen production, while leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected.

Based in Manhattan, New York City (NYC), bodySCULPT® is a leading plastic surgery center offering innovative body contouring procedures that are designed to enhance your look, style and confidence. Our plastic surgeons perform radiofrequency liposuction in NYC using BodyTite™, the first and only FDA-cleared RFAL device that delivers dramatic, surgical-quality results with no scars or downtime.


Introduced by InMode, BodyTite™ is an ideal option for patients who don’t want to have invasive surgery to get rid of fat that does not respond to diet and exercise. This RFAL-assisted platform can be used to treat a wide variety of areas, such as the face, neck, breasts, abdomen, hips, inner/outer thighs, buttocks, and knees. By tightening and toning problem areas,BodyTite™ liposuction helps men and women achieve a youthful, attractive physique. BodyTite™ liposuction is known for its special capability to tighten your skin up to 40% in a single treatment.

At our AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery center in NYC, this body contouring treatment is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. The patient is awake during the procedure, minimizing the risks associated with surgical liposuction under general anesthesia. Most patients recover quickly and return to their normal lifestyle within a few days.

bodySCULPT® is the only BodyTite Certified Center of Distinction in Manhattan, New York City (NYC). Our surgeons have performed the highest number of BodyTite procedures in the United States.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about radiofrequency assisted liposuction or would like to schedule an appointment at bodySCULPT®, call 877-526-3984 or send an e-mail to info@bodysculpt.com.