There have always been great surgical options for improving a patient’s body contour—chiefly liposuction, a tummy tuck or an arm lift. There are also good non-surgical options for addressing fat, such as CoolSculpting. Until now, there has never been a technique that gets rid of excess fat and tightens the skin without leaving fairly large scars. Welcome to BodyTite in Austin.
BodyTite is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses RFAL, or radio frequency-assisted lipolysis. FDA approved for skin tightening, the device works via two points of treatment: one on top of the skin and one under the skin. The energy passes between these two points, heating the tissues from both inside and outside. This destroys the underlying fat cells in the treatment area and leaves your skin tighter and appearing smoother and more youthful.
During your procedure for BodyTite in Austin, Dr. Whitfield will insert a probe though two small surgical incisions in the treatment area. This allows the probe to heat your skin three-dimensionally: in the dermis layer, in the underlying connective tissue and in the deep fat. Built-in safeguards prevent the machine from overheating or injuring the skin.
The fat is then removed using a thin tube, called a cannula. This basic procedure is similar to other types of liposuction. The difference is that with BodyTite, radio-frequency energy melts, or liquefies, the fat. This makes it easier to remove the fat while doing no harm to the surrounding tissues. The device can be used anywhere on the body where you may have excess fat or loose skin, such as the arms, abdomen, breasts, knees, thighs, chin and back.
The benefits of BodyTite are the following:
While both techniques remove fat by suctioning it out of the body, BodyTite offers one very desirable advantage over traditional liposuction. Frequently when we lose weight—by whatever means—the skin does not have the elasticity to automatically tighten and look smooth. In fact, the older we become, the less collagen we produce naturally and the more the skin will sag.
Liposuction removes unwanted fat but relies on naturally elastic skin to tighten around the new contours. BodyTite stimulates collagen growth and, on its own, can help tighten the skin. This makes liposuction a viable option for many more for those patients with skin that is less elastic.
Your recovery from the procedure will depend on which area or areas you have treated. In general, most patients will experience some post-treatment swelling, bruising or occasional uncomfortable tightness, and wearing a compressive garment is often recommended. There is no actual downtime associated with BodyTite, and most people can return to daily life immediately and exercise within a few days, when the symptoms subside. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in the office.
Improvement can be seen quickly but final results may take up to six months. These results can last for years if a steady weight is maintained.
To find out more about BodyTite, the gold standard for body skin rejuvenation, visit our private, luxury clinic in Austin. Expect arguably the best results in BodyTitle our city has to offer with a remarkable difference in skin quality, appearance, and firmness.