Many of us are seeking a shapely body that reflects our hard work and dedication to our health. Even though many of us stay dedicated to diet and exercise to try to get the body of their dreams, stubborn fat and excess skin can still remain and get in the way us reaching our own personal aesthetic goals. This can be challenging to cope with and ultimately impact our self-esteem.
Fortunately, body contouring treatments continue to evolve and innovative technology like BodyTite has arrived at Skin MD. BodyTite is a scarless and surgery-free approach that is helping men and women look, feel and be their best throughout the Boston area.
What is BodyTite?
BodyTite is an advanced body contouring and refinement procedure that allows patients to avoid extensive or excisional surgery with or without liposuction. Overall, this technology reduces fat without causing skin sagging. With traditional liposuction techniques, patients may see a 12-18% increase in skin contraction. With BodyTite, patients will achieve closer to 47% skin contraction!
How Does BodyTite Work?
BodyTite is similar to liposuction but without the lengthy recovery time or complex surgical techniques. Instead, this approach relies on radio frequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL). This method works to liquefy and remove fat from targeted problem areas while simultaneously tightening the skin. Thermal energy is applied under and above the skin so that fat removal and skin tightening can be addressed at the same time.
During the procedure, a combination of local anesthetic (for pain control) and epinephrine (to decrease bleeding and facilitate fat removal) are injected into the target area by our board-certified plastic surgeon. This will cause the fat to swell and harden, which then assists in its removal. Over time, the fat will dissolve and leave the body by natural means. Simultaneously, the skin will tighten as the fat is removed.
BodyTite stands above and apart from other body contouring techniques because of its dual approach to fat removal and skin tightening.
What area of the body can BodyTite treat?
BodyTite can be performed on any place in your body that exhibits skin laxity such as:
- Upper Arms (Batwings)
- Abdominal area
- Hips (love handles or muffin top included)
- Bra line
- Male Breasts
What are BodyTite benefits?
BodyTite provides better body contouring results with considerable fat reduction and with effective body firming. Advantages over alternative more invasive options include:
- Fewer side effects than traditional liposuction (no lumpy irregularities in appearance)
- Virtually scar-free
- Skin tightening
- Shorter recovery
- Even contouring
Who is a good candidate for BodyTite?
The optimal candidates are those who are close to their ideal body weight, are in good health, and struggle with fatty areas of the body that have been resistant to working out and dieting. Additionally, individuals who have experienced the following may also benefit from the procedure:
- Weight fluctuations
- Natural Aging
Does BodyTite require downtime?
This procedure is done in the office by a board-certified plastic surgeon with minimal downtime and does not require an overnight stay and dedicated follow-up. You can return to your full breadth of normal activities a few days after the treatment.
How fast can results be seen?
BodyTite is a non-surgical treatment, ensuring skin tightening with virtually no scarring and no stitches required. Results can be seen immediately, with the best results noticeable after 6-12 weeks.