BodyTite is a minimally invasive, body contour procedure that uses radiofrequency (RF) technology to tighten loose skin while contouring your body and giving you the curves you have always desired. This device delivers RF heat energy on the skin internally and externally to remove unwanted excess fat while simultaneously tightening the skin. BodyTite is the most advanced and efficient FDA cleared machine for fat reduction today. BodyTite is a revolutionary procedure that is precise and effective, giving you long lasting results as it tightens and lifts your skin as well as reduce any unwanted fat pockets from your body. This is the solution for individuals who are looking to reduce fat without the saggy, wrinkly skin.
With BodyTite, clients can achieve a beautiful and flawless body contour in addition to tighten skin. BodyTite uses temperature-controlled lipolysis that melts the fat while tightening the skin. This procedure can be used along with Liposuction 360 to reduce any other excess fat while tightening the skin in the abdomen, flanks, back, arms, thighs, and breasts. Individuals with skin laxity and lack of tightened skin after Liposuction 360 can benefit from the BodyTite procedure.
At Millennial Plastic Surgery, our BodyTite treatments are performed with local anesthesia with sedation to provide our patients to be relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire procedure. General anesthesia will only be used for larger areas of concern. Dr. David Shokrian will use a specific technique called the Tumescent technique, when a solution including normal saline fluid, adrenaline, and anesthetic will be used to give more comfort during the BodyTite treatment. This technique causes vasoconstriction that temporarily shrinks small blood vessels and minimizes the chance of bleeding during procedure.
Afterwards, Dr. David Shokrian will make tiny incisions with a small needle to allow a thin fiber with a radiofrequency emitter at its tip, right under the surface of the skin. This fiber will be used under the skin while being connected to a ground temperature monitor. This allows for an internal and external approach for the effects of skin tightening and removing excess fat. He will use the BodyTite machine that uses thermal energy to warm the internal and external fat issue on the treated area, melting away any excess fat and simultaneously sculpting your body and tightening your skin. Our machines are regulated to be precise and effective with automatic safeguards to help avoid any thermal injury on the skin.
Depending upon the number and size of the targeted area, this procedure should last between one and four hours. In comparison to other non-surgical body sculpting procedures, BodyTite only requires just one single treatment for ideal results.
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Recovery and Results
Following procedure, patients will be escorted to a recovery room stay of up to 60 minutes with a compression garment applied and worn. Patients may experience slight swelling, bruising, and soreness around the treatment area which is completely normal and should subside in the following days after the procedure. If necessary, Dr. David Shokrian can prescribe pain medication to help relieve any discomfort you may experience.
Most patients can return home immediately after their appointment and to their normal activities within two to four days. Patients should expect to have up to 24 hours to 48 hours of downtime. Patients will be able to return to their daily routine, including exercise, over the course of two to three weeks.
The compression garment is strictly worn for 2 weeks with breaks during the 3rd and 4th week. As an alternative, spanx can also be worn after one week. Swelling will occur for two weeks and gradually reduce by the next 8 to 10 weeks. By the 12th week, swelling should significantly be gone.
Fat reduction results will be visible in 4 to 12 weeks while skin tightening results will often be noticeable after 3 to 6 months. Due to the temperature-controlled thermal effects on the soft tissue and undersurface of the dermis, there is an increase in collagen and skin tightness from the healing process.
After your procedure, the results are immediately visible and skin laxity and body contour will immensely improve for six to twelve months.
Q&A with Dr. Shokrian
Am I a good candidate for a BodyTite treatment?
Good candidates for BodyTite are patients that wish to contour and sculpt their body without the heightened risks and downtime associated with invasive procedures. Men and women who experienced significant weight loss, have loose skin and excess fat will greatly benefit from a BodyTite procedure.
What areas can be treated?
If you can imagine it, you can do it: stomach, arms, chest, knees and inner/outer thighs are some of the most common treatment zones. Multiple areas can be treated in one visit. Each zone will take approximately 15 minutes of treatment.
Can BodyTite treatment be combined with other procedures?
Yes, BodyTite can be combined alongside other body sculpting procedures such as liposuction, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty and buttock augmentation.
How long do BodyTite results last?
While maintaining a healthy and stable body weight, patients can expect to see fat loss and skin tightening results in their body for future onwards.
Can I treat multiple areas at once during a BodyTite procedure?
Definitely. BodyTite procedures can treat just a single area and/or multiple areas of excess fat and loose skin spread throughout the body. However, doing multiple areas will yield to a longer procedure and recovery period.
Are BodyTite treatments painful?
BodyTite treatments are completed under local anesthesia. You may experience tenderness or soreness after the procedure but Dr. David Shokrian can prescribe pain medication for any discomfort.
Does BodyTite create noticeable scars?
Since BodyTite is a minimally invasive procedure, it will not leave any scarring and no stitches necessary. As your body heals, the dead fat cells will leave the patient with a slimmer and more sculpted body with no scarring and minimal risks.