In the modern world of body contouring, U Plastic Surgery + Aesthetics patients have many options to choose from. One of these is BodyTite, a minimally invasive alternative to liposuction that offers patients skin-tightening and fat-burning results. If you’re considering body contouring, keep reading to learn all about BodyTite from Dr. Tag and our aesthetic team.
What Is BodyTite?
For some patients who opt for procedures like liposuction, the resulting fat loss can leave sagging, loose skin that can detract from the contoured effect that the patient originally desired. Dr. Tag’s BodyTite procedure, however, achieves a contoured look by tightening the skin and burning fat at the same time.
How does BodyTite work?
This minimally invasive treatment uses a process called radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL), and with the help of this heat energy, RFAL breaks down fat cells so that they are absorbed naturally by the body while also stimulating collagen production that tightens the skin, offering a dual benefit that traditional liposuction alone cannot provide.
Many patients turn to BodyTite to target stubborn fat in areas like the abdomen, thighs, arms, and other sections prone to sagging after weight loss or due to aging.
Benefits of BodyTite
As an alternative to more invasive procedures like liposuction, BodyTite has several key benefits that our U Plastic Surgery + Aesthetics patients appreciate.
Unlike more invasive surgical options, BodyTite requires only small incisions. This approach reduces the potential for scarring and contributes to a more comfortable recovery, allowing you to return to your daily routine with minimal interruption.
Because BodyTite is minimally invasive, the recovery period from this procedure is notably quicker than from more invasive surgical procedures. Most individuals find they can resume work and other regular activities within five to 10 days post-procedure.
BodyTite provides results that are not only immediate but also enduring. Because RFAL works to permanently kill fat cells, patients can expect permanent weight loss from the targeted areas, while the skin contraction results can last upwards of five years.
The Procedure & Recovery Timeline
The BodyTite procedure is a relatively straightforward process – here’s what you can expect from your treatment.
Consultation and Planning
Before the procedure, you’ll need to book a detailed consultation with Dr. Tag to discuss your goals, expectations, and the specifics of the BodyTite process. During this appointment, we will help you identify target areas for treatment and answer any questions you might have about the process.
To prepare for a successful procedure, Dr. Tag may give you specific instructions, which could include fasting, adjusting medications, or stopping smoking. By following any tips our team provides you, you can ensure you get the optimal results you’re looking for.
On the day of your procedure, Dr. Tag will typically administer local anesthesia or light sedation to make sure you’re comfortable and feel no pain during the treatment. Then, Dr. Tag will make small incisions in the targeted areas and insert a thin tube called a cannula to remove excess fat during the RFAL process.
Most patients experience a warm sensation during the procedure, but because of the local anesthesia, BodyTite is a painless operation. Depending on the number of areas being treated, the amount of time you’ll spend could vary, but for most patients, BodyTite requires a few hours of time.
Post-Op Care & Recovery
After the procedure, you’ll spend time in a recovery area as the anesthesia wears off. You may also notice some swelling and tenderness, but these are normal side effects that will decrease over the following days.
Dr. Tag will provide you with a detailed list of aftercare instructions, which may include wearing compression garments, taking prescribed medications, and scheduling follow-up appointments to monitor healing. It’s essential for the success of your BodyTite results that you stick to these guidelines and reach out to us with any questions or concerns following your procedure.
Who is a good candidate for BodyTite?
When considering BodyTite, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the results. Candidates should be in good health overall and be non-smokers or willing to quit, as smoking can hinder the healing process.
Additionally, ideal candidates are individuals who are already close to their desired weight and who want to refine and contour specific areas of their body. This procedure is particularly suited for those who experience skin laxity after weight loss or due to the natural aging process and are looking for a more toned appearance without the invasiveness of traditional surgery.
Is BodyTite good for weight loss?
Although this procedure targets fat cells, BodyTite is not meant to be used as a weight loss replacement. This procedure works best for patients who are already at or near a stable goal weight and is designed to eliminate stubborn body fat that won’t fade with diet or exercise alone.
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients require only one BodyTite session to achieve their desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Tag will discuss your goals and determine the appropriate treatment plan for your specific needs.
Can BodyTite be combined with other procedures?
Yes, BodyTite can be combined with other procedures for more comprehensive results, and Dr. Tag typically recommends Morpheus8 to enhance BodyTite’s skin-tightening effects. This minimally invasive procedure stimulates elastin and collagen while using hyaluronic acid to tighten loose skin and improve skin texture. If you’re looking to amplify your skin-contracting effects within one appointment, ask Dr. Tag about this combination at your initial consultation.
Rediscover Your Natural Best
When it comes to finding aesthetic confidence, the only thing that matters is you. With BodyTite from U Plastic Surgery + Aesthetics, we’ll reveal the natural, beautiful silhouette beneath the surface so that you feel comfortable in front of the mirror.
Ready to get started? Contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Tag!