What is BodyTite?
With so many body contouring treatments, deciding on the correct one can be difficult. And BodyTite adds one more to the mix!
BodyTite is a minimally invasive body contouring treatment. With BodyTite you get the fat reduction of liposuction with the best skin tightening treatment available. BodyTite uses radiofrequency energy to reduce fat in unwanted areas and it tightens skin at the same time. BodyTite is a treatment that reduces belly fat and tightens skin on the abdomen after weight loss or pregnancy. Without a surgical tummy tuck, BodyTite reshapes and smooths skin. It’s also a scar-free alternative to surgery to tighten skin on the arms. In fact BodyTite can be used to reshape just about anywhere on the body. Common areas for body sculpting with BodyTite also include the thighs, mons pubis, knees, back, and bra area.
How does BodyTite work?
During the BodyTite procedure, Dr. Gustav Lo inserts a small radiofrequency emitting probe that beneath the skin through a tiny puncture wound. Another portion of the device remains outside on top of the skin. As the probe is moved back and forth gently under the skin, RF energy passes between the inside and the outside probes, heating both external skin and internal fat to specific temperatures. That higher temperature inside breaks down the fat and the outside temperature optimized for skin tightening. When the target temperature is reached, the probe is removed and the provider may do liposculpture or gentle liposuction. BodyTite can be performed without liposuction just for optimal skin tightening.
How much fat is removed with BodyTite?
A lot or a little. The liposuction portion of the BodyTite treatment is customized. For smaller areas, very little suction is needed. BodyTite for the tummy is the most popular area to treat, and usually results in 500-1000 cc of fat removed (2-4 cups). Several areas can be treated at the same time during one BodyTite treatment. Then the amount of fat removed can be as much as 4 to 5 liters. Liposuction with Smartlipo is often a better alternative than BodyTite when dramatic fat reduction is desired.
Is BodyTite better than liposuction? Is BodyTite the same as liposuction?
At the end of the BodyTite procedure, fat is usually suctioned away, so there is liposuction with BodyTite. BodyTite vs liposuction. Dr Gustav Lo is a liposuction and body contouring physician at Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center in Traverse City and Petoskey Michigan and Naples Florida. He’s treated thousands of patients with liposuction (always laser assisted or radiofrequency assisted so you can be assured or smooth results). BodyTite and Laser assured liposuction are better alternatives than traditional liposuction. They are much safer because they are performed under local anesthesia and the skin is very smooth and even after treatment. BodyTite is better for smaller areas where maximum skin tightening is desired Liposuction with the Smartlipo laser is better where maximum fat removal is desired and some skin tightening is wanted too! BodyTite shrinks and tightens skin 40% – that means when a fat bulge is removed with BodyTite, the skin tightens much more than with lipo.
Dr. Gustav Lo comments on BodyTite:
BodyTite is an enhanced version of liposuction, and I mean really enhanced. Heating the tissue with radiofrequency energy both internally and externally is the game-changer for patients who are looking for the best treatments for skin tightening and reshaping. RF melts the fat so we can suction it out like the Smartlipo liposuction treatment , but at the same time the external probe shrinks and tightens the skin. The way the RF energy works with BodyTite is unique: it heats all the way through, from the outside of the skin through all the fatty layers beneath, right down to the muscle. That’s something no other device can do. It’s basically killing THREE birds with one stone – we have a lot of ways to tighten your outer skin in our practice, a few for the deeper skin, and several to get rid of fat, but doing all of that it at the same time? That’s BodyTite for sure. The perfect patient is someone with smaller problem areas like that tummy pooch that won’t go away post-baby, or that annoying heaviness of the upper arms, and of course bulging inner thighs. I say they’re the perfect patients for BodyTite because it doesn’t have to be a big deal when you’re doing one area. The procedure is quick, and the recovery is very short – a few days of ice and compression, and then just wait for the results. They get better and better over the next weeks and months.
Body contouring consultations are complimentary. Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center body sculpting treatments include BodyTite, liposuction with Smartlipo laser, Morpheus Body, Coolsculpting, and AccuTite. Come see us!