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Am I a Good Candidate for BodyTite?
Healthy adults seeking an alternative to cosmetic surgery for treating loose skin and minor fat deposits in the body may be good candidates for BodyTite. Good candidates are at or near their optimal weight but suffer from stubborn, localized fat deposits and/or mild to moderate skin laxity.
Ideal candidates are often patients who have undergone significant weight loss. BodyTite can resolve lingering fat deposits and address mild cases of loose skin that can occur as a result of significant weight loss. However, if considerable hanging skin is present, surgical skin removal may be a better option.
How Does BodyTite Work?
BodyTite is an internal heating device that uses RF energy to treat skin laxity and reduce fat. A probe inserted under the skin’s surface allows the device to send RF energy directly into subdermal tissue. The RF heat causes dermal tissue to contract for a skin tightening effect.
The RF heat energy also melts fat. Paired with liposuction, BodyTite can be used in radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL). With RFAL, Dr. Emer can use suction to permanently remove the liquefied fat.
What to Expect During Treatment
BodyTite procedures average 30-45 minutes per treatment site. Depending on the number of treatment areas, your BodyTite appointment could last up to three hours.
The BodyTite procedure begins with local or general anesthesia. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Emer will make a tiny, discreet incision, so he can insert a BodyTite probe. A second probe is then placed externally over the surface of the skin.
RF energy travels through the two handpieces to heat fat cells and prompt collagen fibers to contract. Dr. Emer carefully monitors the heat temperature to prevent unnecessary thermal damage. The process is repeated until the treatment area has been thoroughly contoured and tightened.
What to Expect After Treatment
Dr. Emer will provide personalized recommendations regarding your aftercare and activity levels throughout your recovery. Some downtime is necessary to ensure optimal results. Resting helps to support the body’s natural healing process.
One key advantage of BodyTite over surgical lifts is that it requires less downtime. Patients can resume normal activities and return to work more quickly than they could after a cosmetic surgery.
Swelling and tenderness can occur after BodyTite treatment. Discomfort is usually minimal, and swelling will naturally decrease as the body heals in the weeks following your procedure. Dr. Emer may advise that you wear special compression garments to reduce swelling and promote aesthetic results.
In Dr. Emer’s hands, BodyTite can provide dramatic, long-lasting improvements. Fat reduction results are often visible right after treatment and can be permanent for patients who consistently exercise and eat a healthy diet.
Skin tightening effects will appear gradually as collagen production increases. Skin improvements can be maintained with regular external RF or Ultherapy procedures. Non-invasive RF and ultrasound treatments will help to keep collagen production at an ideal level and prevent signs of aging on the skin.
How Much Does BodyTite Cost?
The cost of your BodyTite procedure will depend on the complexity of your cosmetic concerns and the size of your treatment area(s). For the most dramatic improvements, complementary treatments are recommended, and these additional procedures will impact the overall cost of your body sculpting and skin rejuvenation protocol.