BodyTite in London
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 bridges an important treatment gap for three groups of potential patients:
(1) Patients who are candidates for an invasive procedure like tummy tuck but do not wish to undergo such a major procedure.
(2) Patients who are not candidates for invasive procedures but are unable to get obtain satisfactory tightening of the skin with non-surgical methods like cryolipolysis or high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).
(3) Patients who had a previous surgical procedure like tummy tuck and have further skin laxity from aging, childbirth or weight loss.
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Our dermatology clinic at 106 Crawford Street was recently inspected and rated by the Care Quality Commission as good across all five domains of care.
The top plastic surgeons in London
Centre for Surgery have two of the most experienced plastic surgeons in the BodyTite procedure. Dr Ertan Erel and Dr Tillo.
- Dr Erel and Dr Tillo are both fully trained board certified plastic surgeons. Always ensure your surgeon is on the GMC specialist register.
- Significant experience in BodyTite and related procedures – liposuction, fat grafting and skin excision. Many cosmetic surgeons are only trained in liposuction and BodytTite. Our surgeons are fully trained in the full range of surgical techniques so you get an objective assessment with an appropriate treatment plan.
- We own and manage our own surgical facilities. Properly performed liposuction takes time and should not be rushed. Our surgeons perform a maximum of two liposuction procedures in a day. We do not cram 5-6 procedures into one day like other providers. You want your surgeon to be well-rested and mentally and physically sharp to perform liposuction which is a very physically demanding procedure to get the very best results.
Our clinic at 106 Crawford Street was recently inspected and rated as good across all 5 domains.
- Our surgeons live and work in London. We don’t work with ‘fly-in, fly-out’ surgeons from Italy. This is very important because whilst your surgeon takes all precautions to minimise complications, complications can and do occur and our surgeons are readily available to manage any issues if and when they arise.
Skin tightening without long surgical scars
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
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Ideal candidates for BodyTite
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
The application of radiofrequency energy is a safe and effective technique to achieve tightening of the skin and soft tissues. There are very few barriers to treatment. You may not be suitable if you have any of the following:
- Elderly patients with thin skin
- Disorders of collagen
- Active smokers
- Patients taking NSAIDS
- Presence of a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)
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. It is important to appreciate the BodyTite is not a replacement for more invasive procedures like a tummy tuck. Rather it complements by being another possible option to achieve skin tightening in less invasive manner. A key aspect for the surgeon is be familiar with the limitations of the BodyTite RF technology and have clear protocols for proper patient selection. Also key is management of patient expectations. BodyTite can achieve up to 35% skin contraction which is significant more than non-invasive methods which can manage 10-15% at best over a number of treatment sessions. Only a full abdominoplasty can achieve 100% skin tightening. Younger patients will have a better response to treatment which is possibly due to tighter organisation of collagen structure in the skin. With non-invasive methods, patient satisfaction is often modest and the results are not predictable. BodyTite does not have the skin tightening power of surgery but it does carry a significant advantage of avoiding many of the risks of major surgery including less medical risks, shorter downtime and less cost. BodyTite is often an ideal treatment choice in the properly selected patient who has mild to moderate skin laxity, does not want a more major excisional procedure and prefers a shorter downtime wityh quicker return to daily activities.
BodyTite combined with Morpheus8
Morpheus8 is the most exciting development in fractional radiofrequency microneedling. The Morpheus8 device is the latest generation of fractional RF microneedling with full control over needle depth adjustment and the level of energy delivered through the brand new Morpheus8 body handpiece consisting of 40 precision microneedles. The BodyTite procedure is performed first for ‘inside-out’ skin tightening followed by the application of Morpheus8 for ‘outside-in’ skin tightening creating an impressive ‘thermal sandwich effect’.
The tiny pins of the morpheus8 device are able to penetrate deep enough into the skin to impart controlled thermal energy via the micropins to induce contraction of collagen and elastin. The Morpheus8 procedure does not require any incisions and there is no need for sutures. The procedure can be performed effectively with the prior application of topical local anaesthetic cream to permit a pain-free procedure.
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.
Recovery after BodyTite
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.
BodyTite before and after
How to find us
Centre for Surgery is located at 106 Crawford Street in Marylebone. Crawford Street is just off Baker Street.
We are easily accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Baker Street as well as Baker Street underground station.
From the tube station, we are just a 5 minute walk southwards down Baker Street followed by a right turn onto Crawford Street. The clinic is about 200 yards on the left.
There is ample local pay & display parking in the surrounding area and an NCP car park is located further west along Crawford Street. Our local residential parking zone is the City of Westminster.
Address: 106 Crawford Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 2HY
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 minimally invasive procedure which uses radiofrequency rather than excisional surgery to tighten the skin.
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.
What To Expect
Find the right time
Our friendly and knowledgeable patient coordinators will speak with you to learn about your requirements, it’s all confidential and your information will be used to assess whether BodyTite is right for you. If the procedure is right for you, we’ll organise a convenient date and time for you to visit to come and visit our patient relationship manager at our bespoke central London clinic at 106 Crawford Street.
Crisalix 3D imaging
We'll take time to listen to your needs and requirements and you you will receive a complementary 3D Crisalix scan to enhance your experience. You'll be given a rough idea of guide prices at this stage. You can then be booked in to to see a surgeon of your choice based on their individual field of expertise.
At the surgical consultation, you will meet directly with the plastic surgeon. The surgeon will thoroughly assess you to determine your suitability and advise of the best options for you. Your surgeon will then explain how the procedure will work including our innovative ClearSleep™ anaesthesia technique for those who chose to be asleep for their procedure. You will receive your personalised quote the next working day from your patient coordinator.