BodyTite™ is a state-of-the-art technology that utilizes a combination of radio frequency (RF) energy and gentle suction to remove fat and improve body contours. The RF energy stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen, tightens the skin, and allows for the removal of excess fat cells, creating a smoother, shapelier silhouette.
BodyTite™ is a minimally invasive procedure, and among its biggest advantages is that it requires no general anesthesia. The most effective BodyTite™ results are usually achieved around the knees, thighs, breasts, arms, and “love handles.” For patients interested in treatment targeted around the face and neck, FaceTite™ employs the same combination of RF energy and suction to provide dramatic facial rejuvenation and skin tightening.
Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Mary Ann Contogiannis, MD, is excited to offer BodyTite™ as an advanced body sculpting option for our patients. To learn more about BodyTite™, we invite you to explore the informative sections below. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Contogiannis, please contact us today!
Who Is a Good BodyTite™ Candidate?
Good BodyTite™ candidates are typically healthy adults within about 30% of their target weight who have a moderate amount of skin laxity. Patients should also have reasonable expectations regarding what the procedure can accomplish. It is important to note that BodyTite™ is not a weight loss treatment. While you may lose a bit of weight, that’s not the primary goal of the procedure, and there is a limit to how much fat can be safely removed.
BodyTite™ is generally not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or anyone with autoimmune issues, active or chronic infections, or skin diseases.
How Does the BodyTite™ Procedure Work?
A local anesthetic will be administered to the designated treatment area(s). A small cannula—a thin, hollow tube—is then inserted into a tiny incision while the specialized BodyTite™ device sends RF energy into the tissues. The skin and tissues contract and the fat cells are liquefied, allowing them to be suctioned out through the thin cannula. As an additional benefit, the RF frequencies help stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin, helping to further accentuate your body contouring results.
All of this is accomplished while maintaining a safe temperature on the skin’s surface and without harming any adjacent tissue.
What Is Recovery Like After BodyTite™ Treatment?
Recovery time after a BodyTite™ treatment is generally fairly short. Most patients are able to resume their regular activities after only a few days. There may be some swelling or bruising, and a compression garment may help during the first couple of days after the procedure.
The final outcomes of treatment may take about six months to fully appear, but the results can last for years as long as you maintain your body at a steady, healthy weight.
Dr. Contogiannis will give you personalized post-procedure instructions and you should follow them closely in order to achieve the best results and the speediest recovery.
How Much Does BodyTite™ Cost?
Because BodyTite™ can be used on multiple areas around the body, cost varies between patients depending on how many areas are treated and how large those areas are.
Dr. Contogiannis will thoroughly discuss your specific case during your initial consultation and we can give you a personalized cost assessment at that time. Many cosmetic surgeries are not covered by insurance, so it’s best to contact your provider to find out which procedures they will or will not provide coverage for.
At The Renaissance Center for Plastic Surgery & Wellness, we try to keep our procedures affordable for all of our clients. We’re pleased to offer financing as an option for your BodyTite™ procedure through Alphaeon® or CareCredit®.
If you would like to learn more about BodyTite™ or if you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Contogiannis, please contact us today!