BodyTite is a minimally invasive lipolysis technique designed to dissolve fatty deposits in targeted areas of the body while tightening the skin. BodyTite, also known as radio frequency assisted liposuction or RFAL, represents a major innovation in the field of body contouring, body sculpting, and liposuction. The procedure is suitable for men and women who suffer from stubborn fatty deposits in localized areas.
How Does BodyTite Work?
During the BodyTite procedure, a cannula is inserted beneath the skin and an electrode is placed on the surface of the skin. Electrical current flows from the tip of the cannula to the electrode, creating a contained thermal field. This technique liquefies fat cells, which are then suctioned from the body via a regular liposuction cannula. The radio frequency waves stimulate the production of collagen beneath the skin, making the treated area appear firmer and more toned.
What Are the Benefits of BodyTite?
One of the main benefits of BodyTite is that it’s a minimally invasive procedure, requiring only very small incisions. This minimizes the risk of scarring and reduces the chances of infection. Furthermore, BodyTite patients experience less bruising, pain, and/or discomfort during the recovery period compared to traditional liposuction patients. Some patients even return to work the day after their procedure.
Another oft-cited benefit of BodyTite is that the radiofrequency waves not only dissolve unwanted fat, but also stimulate the production of collagen and reduce the appearance of cellulite. This is particularly effective in areas such as the lower belly and the love handles.
- Typical recovery time is 1 to 2 days
- Tiny microcannulas reduce the chance of developing “lumps” or other irregularities as compared to traditional liposuction
What Areas Can Be Treated Using BodyTite?
BodyTite can improve the appearance of fatty deposits and loose skin in common trouble spots including:
- Inner & Outer Thighs
- Pectorals (Male Breasts)
- Pubic Mound
Who Is a Candidate for BodyTite?
Ideal candidates for BodyTite are in good health overall, but have stubborn areas of localized fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Although BodyTite reduces body fat, it is not a weight loss surgery and severely obese patients are typically not good candidates for the procedure.
Interested in learning more about BodyTite? Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark A. Schusterman, MD, FACS at 713-794-0368 or email us today.