Nobody wants to invest time and energy at the gym without seeing results. However, some stubborn pockets of body fat seem resistant to every effort to slim and tone them. That’s when innovative procedures like BodyTite by InMode save the day by offering skin tightening and fat reduction without surgery.
At Legacy Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, our team of skilled plastic surgeons knows that some patients want surgery results without downtime. That’s why we offer the newest, most effective procedures available to provide fat reduction and skin tightening previously only available through surgery.
The FDA-approved, minimally invasive BodyTite procedure is a breakthrough offering for reshaping the body. Now available at Legacy Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Exton, PA, this treatment can offer results previously unavailable to many patients.
What Is BodyTite?
BodyTite by InMode is a minimally invasive fat reduction and skin tightening procedure that uses radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology. These procedures have been FDA-approved to melt fat cells and lift and tighten skin.
Patients who want to eliminate stubborn fat pockets and improve the appearance of sagging, wrinkled skin can use BodyTite as an alternative to surgery.
What Causes Skin to Sag?
Patients tend to experience sagging skin, also known as skin laxity, after weight loss, pregnancy, or just over time as their skin’s collagen and elastin production declines.
Collagen and elastin provide skin with the taut, structured, and smooth appearance associated with youth. Unfortunately, with age, the body’s collagen and elastin production decline. Smoking, sun exposure, and poor nutrition often expedite this process.
Skin loses its ability to bounce back into its firm appearance and begins to appear crepey and sagging.
How Does BodyTite Work?
The BodyTite procedure’s unique RFAL technology delivers thermal energy to the subcutaneous layers below the skin that hold fat deposits and collagen. When the thermal energy reaches precise temperatures, fat cells melt and liquefy while skin tissue contracts and tightens.
In addition to the immediate effects of a BodyTite procedure, the process also triggers the body’s acute healing response, which stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, restoring the structure and texture of skin associated with a youthful appearance.
Where Can You Use BodyTite?
BodyTite treats several body areas where aging and weight loss create loose, sagging skin. The treatment areas where BodyTite is commonly requested include:
- Back and bra fat
- Chest (primarily in men)
- Upper arms
- Love handles
- Buttock creases
Patients seeking treatment on their face and neck can opt for FaceTite by InMode instead, also offered through Legacy Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics.
What to Expect from a BodyTite Procedure
BodyTite procedures are similar to liposuction, and the overall treatment requires the skill and expertise of an experienced plastic surgeon to see optimal results.
When you arrive for your BodyTite procedure, our team will first inject a combination of epinephrine and anesthetic to minimize discomfort and facilitate fat removal.
The BodyTite device features a handpiece and two radiofrequency-transmitting probes. At the start of your treatment, our surgeon will gently make a small incision and slide one probe into the subcutaneous tissue. The other probe will stay outside of your skin.
As our surgeon moves the BodyTite handpiece, the two probes will send radiofrequency currents transmitting thermal energy back and forth.
The thermal energy waves dissolve fat cells, trigger skin to contract at up to 47%, and stimulate collagen production.
After the radiofrequency treatment destroys fat cells and tightens skin, we will insert a small tube to suck out excess fat cells. Most BodyTite treatments take about 30-45 minutes for an individual area. However, the procedure can take up to three hours for patients treating multiple locations. Patients can return home the day of their treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Choosing BodyTite?
BodyTite treatments are revolutionary in reducing fat and tightening skin without invasive surgery. However, the benefits of the procedure don’t stop there.
BodyTite uses minimal incisions and requires no sutures, making a recovery from the procedure fast and easy. Most patients return to work and their everyday routines about three days after their procedure.
Wearing the advised compression garment will mitigate post-procedure swelling and allow your body to return to normal faster after your BodyTite treatment.
BodyTite is FDA-approved as an effective treatment to reduce fat and tighten skin. Throughout your BodyTite procedure, our surgeon will monitor the radiofrequency and temperature levels to ensure that the treatment precisely targets fat and contracts skin with little to no discomfort.
BodyTite Can Pair with Liposuction
A common concern for patients pursuing liposuction is the loose skin left behind after treatment. BodyTite, when paired with liposuction, combines fat melting and removal with skin tightening so that patients experiencing mild to moderate skin laxity can achieve results similar to those of surgical procedures with a faster recovery time.
Ongoing Skin Tightening Effects
While patients see an immediate improvement in skin tautness and fat reduction after BodyTite, the results don’t stop there. The full results of the treatment tend to appear three to six months after the procedure, as boosted collagen takes effect.
A single BodyTite procedure can offer benefits for up to a year, and when patients follow a healthy lifestyle and maintain a stable weight, they can expect to see those results for years to come.
Choose Legacy Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics for BodyTite
Patients who see the best results from BodyTite or any cosmetic procedure have those treatments through a board-certified plastic surgeon, like our surgeons at Legacy Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics.
Are you ready to restore your figure through BodyTite? Schedule a consultation with the experts at Legacy Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics to learn about the treatment options, pricing, and whether BodyTite is suitable for you. Patients in Exton, PA, and the surrounding areas can call or book an appointment online today.