Liposuction has long been an effective, and primarily sole procedure for the removal of excess fat. However, in some cases, where not too much fat needs to be removed, liposuction and an invasive procedure as such, would be unnecessary. Today there is an alternative to liposuction that can offer similar results without the need to undergo an invasive procedure for patients that are looking to remove stubborn fat without but don’t want to undergo a liposuction procedure.
Chief among these alternative treatments is BodyTite by InMode Aesthetics, a form of radiofrequency assisted liposuction (more on that later).
As discussed above, liposuction can be a rather invasive surgical procedure. See, liposuction requires that the doctor physically remove fat from the affected areas. Although the procedure can be traumatic to the patient’s body, liposuction still has an important place in the plastic surgery space.
As a matter of fact, at times, doctors with use BodyTite in conjunction to traditional liposuction to offer the patient a more dramatic transformation where the excess fat was removed, but using BodyTite, a plastic surgeon is able to tighten the saggy skin left behind using BodyTite’s technology.
BodyTite Or Liposuction?
As mentioned earlier, many plastic surgeons are using BodyTite in conjunction with traditional liposuction in cases where liposuction would be the best option to truly remove the excess fat. This is of course assessed at our practice on a case by case.
But if you have some stubborn fat that just isn’t going away after putting on some weight, BodyTite may be just what the doctor ordered.
So what are the advantages of BodyTite? Let’s take a look.
Unlike traditional liposuction which requires varying degrees of invasiveness depending on the scale of the liposuction procedure, BodyTite is minimally invasive. In many senses, BodyTite is so non-invasive that it’s more akin to a shot then a surgical procedure.
For those seeking small procedures in localized areas, BodyTite is an excellent alternative to consider.
Shorter Recovery Time
As might be expected, a minimally invasive treatment option like BodyTite will come with a significantly shorter recovery time than other procedures. Typical recovery time for BodyTite patients is a matter of days, not weeks. While minor soreness can last for a week or so, this typically goes away on its own. The use of radiofrequency energy aids in shortening recovery time and help to decrease the pain experienced by the patient during the procedure.
No Large Incisions. Minimal scarring
BodyTite patients experience minimal scarring post-treatment. This is because there is no need for a large incision in order for the plastic surgeon to perform the procedure.
In addition, the uniformity of the treatment makes BodyTite’s results look much better since it does a better job of evenly dispersing and liquifying fat cells.
Overall, patients concerned about external scarring, uneven treatment, extended downtime, or treatment consistency should seriously consider BodyTite as an alternative to liposuction.
No Saggy Skin. Simultaneous Skin Tightening
When fat cells expand, the skin containing them also expands. This, in turn, stretches the skin such that it loses its tightness and firmness and becomes saggy. While liposuction can effectively remove the fat cells, it does very little to address the saggy skin that is left behind.
By contrast, BodyTite has the unique advantage of not only removing fat more efficiently and uniformly, it also tightens the skin simultaneously.
So How Does BodyTite Work?
Put simply, BodyTite uses a proprietary instrument that makes use of a cannula and electrode. The instrument is moved across the skin. With only a minuscule incision for the cannula to be inserted, the BodyTite procedure actually coagulates blood vessels and liquefies fat from the inside.
With BodyTite, your surgeon inserts a tube under the skin to remove fat cells, just as he would do with regular liposuction. However, with BodyTite, he also uses electrodes to send localized radiofrequency energy to the area. The energy then heats up the adipose tissue, which in turn causes the fat cells to liquify. This makes the tissue substantially easier to vacuum out.
Applied radiofrequency is typically a painless procedure for most patients and certainly doesn’t involve any degree of pain in the same way an electrical current can. This is because the radio waves are oscillating too quickly for the nervous system to register the pain and initiate a response.
BodyTite delivers localized radiofrequency energy during the procedure, which heats the deeper layers of the skin, causing them to contract and form new collagen for months after the treatment.
Overall, if you are looking for a fat removal treatment get informed of all the options available to you, including BodyTite.
If you need more information about BodyTite and would like to know if this is the right procedure for you, book an appointment with Dr. Gerth today for a consultation and tailored plan specific to your needs.
Best of all, as a special gift, for a limited, Dr. Gerth is giving you $250 your first InMode treatment.