BodyTite with Liposuction: Better Results?

Before and after liposuction followed by BodyTite

BodyTite is a novel procedure that is a radiofrequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) technology and is used to remove unwanted fat and tighten the skin. On the other hand,   Liposuction, the most performed aesthetic surgery in the world, is used to target deep and superficial fat accumulations and contour the body. There is a lot of misconception that either BodyTite or Liposuction is ideal for each patient. In some cases, people chose liposuction as it has been popular for years compared to BodyTite, which recently got FDA approval in 2016. Although, both of these procedures have their advantages. Thanks to the advancements in medicine, liposuction combined with BodyTite can achieve incredible results. 

 

BodyTite is very non-invasive and requires one single prick to insert a probe. This procedure uses thermal energy to target more superficial fat tissue in order to tighten that particular area of the body. These areas may include the abdomen, knees, thighs, bra line, male bust areas, arms, etc. The fat that is targeted by BodyTite, does not provide drastic fat loss. It is more beneficial for body contouring. For a particularly obese patient, BodyTite will not be entirely effective. BodyTite requires a patient to be closer to their ideal weight. The sagging of skin and stubborn fat under the skin is the main treatment area for BodyTite. BodyTite also helps regain collagen in the skin and helps the rejuvenation of the body frame. This helps with the elasticity of the skin. The procedure minimizes the downtime of only a day or two for recovery. It can be argued that BodyTite is a better option than Liposuction, but BodyTite fails to address the larger amount of fat. 

Liposuction treats and reduces the fat that results in a reduction of the thickness of body flaps. A cannula is used to aspirate the unwanted fat from the body as a closed technique that helps vacuum the fat. Liposuction results are long-lasting. After the post-procedure swelling subsides, the skin may be left with some excessive bulk due to the fat loss. Aging can also contribute to the loosening of the skin. The duration that the procedure may last also depends on weight management. According to Mayo Clinic, “Liposuction Dienst improve cellulite dimpling or other skin surface regularities”. 

 

If BodyTite and liposuction are paired in a treatment plan, the procedure can eliminate more significant excess fat and leave tight skin. In this case, both deep and superficial adipose tissue pockets are administered and treated. The superficial skin of the procedure area after liposuction stays untreated and may cause sagging of the skin. But BodyTite targets that issue. According to the article form Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, “A safety and Feasibility Study of a Novel Radiofrequency- Assisted Liposuction Technique” loosening or sagging of the skin after the liposuction procedure is common. But to avoid the lack of elasticity, the Radio-Frequency-Assisted Lipolysis (BodyTite) probe conveys energy to tighten the skin. 

 

Much better results can be achieved with liposuction followed by BodyTite. Both can be done as a part of the same treatment plan and on the same day. Given that BodyTite is minimally invasive, it doesn’t cause additional pain or scarring. New collagen that is built will lead to better skin elasticity and tightening followed by the liposuction treatment. 

 

If you have further questions about the BodyTite procedure with liposuction or want to schedule an appointment, call our office at (609) 587-9944 or e-mail us at info@sleep-wellness.org.

 

References: 

https://www.parkercenter.net/bodytite-new-jersey/ 

 

https://plasticsurgeryvips.com/blog/understanding-exactly-how-bodytite-treatments-work 

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5681335/ 

 

https://inmode.showpad.com/share/TVVnets8ikzF6P6csW81d/2 

 

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/liposuction/about/pac-20384586 

 

Author
Anuva Nabiha Anuva is a Boston University undergraduate studying neuroscience in the premedical track. She believes in the importance of mental health in the healthcare system and wants to focus on overcoming the bias against BIPOC in medical science.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Facial Volume Loss

With age the skin worsens and there is noticeable facial volume loss. Luckily, there are numerous types of treatments for improving facial volume, some of which include Dermal fillers and polydioxanone (PDO) threads

Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment

Regardless of the season the sun is always beaming down on us, so it is important to know about the effect that UV exposure has on the skin. One of the most popular laser treatments to improve the condition of the skin is the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser

HydroFacial

Hydrofacial, also known as hydrodermabrasion, is a technique for improving skin condition. There is also Microdermabrasion which works by sanding off the outer layer of the skin and suctioning out dead cells using a vacuum which exfoliates the skin

LED Therapy

LED therapy can be used for many things, some of which include regenerating tissue, and even improving the complexion of your skin. Red, blue, and infrared light were tested in clinical trials and found to help acne, psoriasis, basic skin cancers, etc..

Cavitation Liposuction

While diet and exercise is helpful to achieving the ideal healthy body, there’s some fat that remains no matter how much you try, and Cavitation liposuction can help with ensuring that the stubborn fat stays away

Hair Loss Options

Hair loss can be seen in both men and women for various reasons. It can occur as a complication of another medical condition, hormone imbalance, and from genetics. One helpful treatment is PRP which can stimulate the hair to grow