At a Glance
BodyTite is a body contouring procedure which uses radiofrequency to tighten the skin. Unlike other body contouring procedures, BodyTite does not involve any large incisions.
This is a suitable procedure for those who are wishing to not only remove excess skin but also wish to tighten the skin. BodyTite is also appealing to those who do not want to undergo an invasive procedure and do not want to have a long recovery period.
BodyTite is a minimally invasive treatment which uses Radio Frequency Assisted Lipo Tightening to tighten and lift the skin.
This method is generally used to treat the buttocks, stomach, thighs and arms. However, BodyTite can be performed anywhere on the body where there is excess fat and skin.
BodyTite involves the use of a pair of probes – one over the skin and one which will be inserted beneath the skin. This allows the probe to deliver radiofrequency energy to the skin. The probe will melt excess fat, and unlike liposuction, will also tighten the skin.
There are numerous advantages to undergoing BodyTite, including:
- Performed under a local anaesthetic
- Minimally invasive
- Can be performed in as little as 15 minutes
- More cost-effective than other body contouring procedures
You will be a suitable candidate for this procedure if you:
- Have moderate excess skin or fat
- Are in good health
- Have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve
- Are at least 18 years old
You may not be suitable for this procedure if you have a BMI which is over 30. We recommend that you try and lose as much weight possible through diet and exercise prior to undergoing BodyTite.
Prior to undergoing this procedure, you will need to have a consultation with one of our surgeons. They will be able to assess whether or not you are a suitable candidate, or whether you should undergo one of the surgical procedures instead.
The BodyTite procedure will be performed under a local anaesthetic. This means you will be awake throughout the duration of the procedure but will be unable to feel any pain and discomfort.
Before any incisions are made, the surgeon will set the depth for the probe. The energy levels will also be set, which will cause the probe to shut off when it reaches this temperature.
After you are given the local anaesthetic, a small incision will be made. This will allow the surgeon to insert a cannula.
This cannula will emit applied thermal energy. Power will automatically shut off when the ideal temperature is achieved. This prevents any overheating of the electrodes.
The hollow cannula will also be connected to low suction, which will be performed both close to the skin and at a subcutaneous fat level.
Next, a radiofrequency electrode will be attached to the end of the cannula. This will be placed on top of the skin. Both of these combine to tighten the skin and eliminate the fat cells. Once this is done, the melted fat will be removed with a cannula.
This procedure will leave you with tighter, smoother looking skin.
If necessary, BodyTite can be combined with liposuction to achieve the best results.
Following the procedure, it is normal to experience some bruising and swelling, particularly around the incision site. This should only last a few days.
You may experience some slight discomfort which can be managed through taking pain medication. Any pain will reduce after a few weeks.
You will be given a compression garment which you will need to wear. This will not only help to prevent fluid build-up and reduce swelling, but it will ensure you stay in the best shape possible.
You should avoid any strenuous physical activities for at least 10 days. Your surgeon will be able to give you personal advice on whether you can resume activities earlier or will need to wait longer.
You will begin to notice results one to three months after the procedure. The full results will generally be noticeable after six months.
For the best results, you may wish to have multiple BodyTite treatments or combine this with other body contouring procedures.
You will need to follow a healthy lifestyle including diet and exercise to help maintain the results of BodyTite.
What is BodyTite?BodyTite is a body contouring procedure which works to remove excess fat and tighten the skin.
Unlike other body contouring procedures, this is a non-invasive procedure which uses radiofrequency rather than large incisions.
What is the difference between BodyTite and liposuction?Liposuction uses cannulas to remove excess body fat from certain areas of the body.
BodyTite uses radiofrequency energy to remove excess fat as well as tighten the skin. BodyTite uses probes above and beneath the skin which emit radiofrequency energy. Excess fat is melted, while the probe above the skin will work to tighten the skin. This is a less invasive procedure than liposuction.
Where can BodyTite be performed?The most common areas for BodyTite is the buttocks, thighs, stomach and arms. However, you may be able to have this procedure anywhere on the body where there is mild excess fat and skin.
How is BodyTite performed?BodyTite is performed under a local anaesthetic.
A small incision will be made and a cannula will be inserted. This cannula will apply controlled thermal energy.
A radiofrequency electrode will be applied to the top of the cannula and is placed on top of the skin.
The cannula and electrode work to tighten the skin and eliminate fat cells.
Is BodyTite a weight loss procedure?While BodyTite will target excess fat, it is not considered to be a substitute for diet and exercise.
Following BodyTite, you will need to ensure you follow a healthy lifestyle, which includes a good diet and exercise regime, in order to maintain the results.
What will the recovery period be like?As this is a minimally invasive procedure, there will be a shorter recovery period than would be experienced with procedures such as liposuction.
In the first few days following the procedure, you may experience some bruising and swelling and may feel some pain and discomfort. You may wish to take pain medication to help alleviate symptoms.
Will I need to wear a compression garment?You will need to wear a compression garment on the area you had BodyTite. This will help to speed up the recovery period by avoiding fluid build up and reducing swelling. It will also ensure the contoured area of the body stays in the best shape possible.
Will I need to avoid exercise?You will need to avoid any strenuous exercise, including lifting heavy objects, for up to 10 days following the procedure. You will be encouraged to keep active and walk during this period.
When will I notice the results?You will start to notice the results one to three months after the procedure. The results will continue to improve, with the final results being visible after six months.