In recent years, we’ve seen numerous advances in body contouring procedures. Many men and women want to remove fat and tighten skin without worrying about scars, anesthesia, or recovery time. BodyTite has become a go-to treatment for Brooklyn and Staten Island women and men who want to sculpt and tone their figure, and we’re proud to offer this innovative option at our practice.
What is BodyTite?
BodyTite is a less invasive alternative to traditional liposuction or tummy tuck surgery. The procedure uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to simultaneously liquefy fat cells while also firming loose, saggy skin. BodyTite stands out from other body contouring techniques because of this innovative dual approach. With BodyTite, you can enjoy more comprehensive, transformative results without needing to go fully “under the knife.”
BodyTite can be used in a variety of different treatment areas, and popular options include:
How is BodyTite performed?
BodyTite is typically performed under local anesthesia without sedation—helping you avoid grogginess and other general anesthesia side effects. Your treatment area will feel completely numb as your doctor makes a small incision and inserts a cannula (thin tube) just beneath the skin. The handpiece connected to the cannula emits RF energy to the surrounding fat and tissue. At the same time, the external transmitter glides across your skin and emits an additional dose of RF energy.
This thermal energy promotes skin tightening, and if necessary, the cannula also removes fat cells. Results vary from person to person, but most patients see up to 47% improvement in skin laxity.
How long does it take to recover from treatment?
While BodyTite doesn’t require any significant recovery time, many patients take the remainder of the day off from work or other responsibilities. You should feel more comfortable after an evening of rest and can return to light activity the following day. Some swelling is common after BodyTite, but this will dissipate as your body continues to heal.
Are BodyTite results permanent?
If you maintain a steady weight and follow a healthy lifestyle, you can enjoy your BodyTite results for years to come. You may see early results after the first few weeks, with final results developing over the course of 3 to 6 months.
Can BodyTite be combined with other body contouring treatments?
Yes, BodyTite can be combined with other body contouring treatments for more dramatic results. Some patients use it in conjunction with traditional liposuction to remove a significant amount of fat. Our staff will guide you through other procedure options that may complement your BodyTite results.
Browse our before-and-after gallery to see pictures of real results from our BodyTite patients. If you’re in the Brooklyn or Staten Island area and would like to learn more about treatment, please request a consultation online or call (718) 720-9400.