BodyTite is a minimally invasive procedure that tightens sagging skin and removes excess fat. This treatment contours and sculpts the body to give patients the figure they desire. Patients can learn more about BodyTite in Austin when they consult with a skilled plastic surgeon at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute.
What Is BodyTite?
BodyTite is a safe and effective body-contouring procedure that can be used to address excess fat and skin on the arms, flanks, knees, inner/outer thighs, buttocks, back, chest, and abdomen. Several regions can be treated during a single BodyTite session.
Unlike traditional surgical body-shaping procedures, BodyTite does not involve a lengthy and complicated surgical session. Because of this, it requires less downtime and offers a more comfortable recovery process.
How Does It Work?
BodyTite uses a fat-reduction technique called radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL). This process involves using radiofrequency energy to liquify stubborn excess fat, making it much easier to remove. At the same time, it stimulates collagen production in the skin tissues to tighten loose skin in the target areas.
Am I a Good Candidate for BodyTite?
BodyTite is commonly recommended to patients who desire well-defined body contours but have not found success through diet and exercise. It is ideal for patients who are near their ideal weight. Patients who have moderate excess skin after weight loss or due to the aging process are potential candidates.
Patients must be in good overall health and must be non-smokers. This is because smoking can negatively affect the healing process, resulting in complications.
BodyTite is not a weight-loss treatment; it is intended for spot reduction of excess fat, along with tightening of excess skin. Because of this, it is not suitable for overweight patients who are looking for a way to achieve weight loss.
Your BodyTite Consultation
Before a date can be set for your BodyTite procedure, you will need to meet with a plastic surgeon for a consultation. During a BodyTite consultation at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute, you will tell your plastic surgeon about your aesthetic goals for the treatment. They will walk you through the details of the procedure and will answer any questions you may have.
The surgeon will perform a physical examination to evaluate the areas of concern. The two of you will go over your complete medical history, including any allergies you may have, any current health conditions, and any medications you are taking.
If you are taking any NSAIDs (non-surgical anti-inflammatory drugs), such as aspirin, you will need to avoid them 10 days before the treatment session. This will help prevent bleeding-related complications.
Your BodyTite Session
A BodyTite procedure can last anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the target areas and the amount of fat that needs removal. At the start of a BodyTite session, the patient’s desired treatment areas will be marked as a guide while the patient is sitting or standing.
A tumescent solution is administered to cause the fatty tissue to swell, improving ease of removal. This solution also reduces bleeding and numbs the region to any discomfort or pain. When numerous areas are being treated during a session, IV or oral sedation may be administered.
Once the anesthesia takes effect, a small incision is made. An electrode wand is used to perform BodyTite. This wand has an internal cannula with an electrode; this is inserted through the incision and under the skin. The wand also has an external electrode, which is kept on the surface of the area to measure skin temperature and avoid burns.
The wand is used to apply RF energy to the targeted area to liquify the fat and tighten skin. The internal cannula is then used to remove the liquified fat. It typically takes around 15 minutes to treat each targeted region. Finally, the incision is either closed with stitches or left open for drainage.
After the procedure, patients rest for a brief period and then return home. It will be important to wear a post-treatment compression garment during recovery. Downtime can last anywhere from a day up to ten days.
Patients can expect some soreness and tenderness in the affected areas during the recovery period. Patients will be prescribed medication for any discomfort. Incision dressings should be changed daily due to drainage.
Results of the BodyTite procedure will be immediately apparent in the form of a reduction in volume. Best results will be apparent six weeks after the date of treatment. The benefits of BodyTite are long-lasting.
How Much Does BodyTite Cost?
The total cost for a BodyTite procedure will depend on the locations of the target areas. Additionally, price is impacted by the number of areas being treated.
Contact Us to Learn More
Contact Austin Plastic Surgery Institute to learn more about BodyTite in Austin and what it can do for you. To get started, schedule an appointment for a consultation.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.