Stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise as well as loose, hanging skin on the body can be a great source of anxiety and insecurity for both men and women. Sometimes, invasive surgical procedures (like traditional liposuction) may not be a viable option for certain patients who aren't medically able or ready to commit to surgery. Las Vegas, NV board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is proud to be able to offer his patients a minimally invasive alternative to surgical fat reduction. BodyTite is approved by the FDA and safely uses radio frequency energy to assist in the liposuction process. The radio frequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) can effectively target fat deposits and tighten skin for a more contoured, toned appearance without the downtime and scars that may follow after surgery. Dr. Khorsandi invites any interested candidates to schedule a consultation with him at VIP Plastic Surgery to learn more about this innovative treatment.
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BodyTite can be used on most areas of the body. Common treatment areas include the abdomen, back, arms, thighs, and knees. Dr. Khorsandi recommends this procedure for patients who desire a slimmer figure and who want to eliminate stubborn areas of fat and bulge, while at the same time avoiding surgical downtime and scarring. This treatment also helps improve areas of skin with mild wrinkling. Radio frequency lasers are known for producing better contours and tightness of the body. Patients with excess loose skin may be told they are better candidates for skin tightening surgery. It is also important to note that this procedure is not used as a weight loss solution. BodyTite can be discussed during the initial consultation.
During the BodyTite treatment, small incisions, around 3mm, will be made in the areas patients wish to have their fat removed. An applicator will then be inserted into the incisions and the radio frequency energy will heat up the fat cells, causing them to loosen and liquefy. During this process, an internal and external thermometer will be used to ensure the body temperature is normal and the device does not burn any tissues surrounding the fat. The heat from the energy will also cause the skin and tissue to tighten due to increased collagen production. After this step, a suctioning device will be inserted to remove the dislodged fat cells from the body, and the incisions will be closed.
BodyTite treatments are usually performed using only local anesthesia, though general anesthesia can be an option for patients who are nervous about the procedure. It should be a comfortable overall process that typically lasts around 30 – 45 minutes per treated area. Most patients will need to rest at home for 5 – 10 days after their BodyTite treatment, and a compression garment should be worn over the parts of the body that received the liposuction in order to both aid in the healing process and help maintain the new body shape.
Patients can see some visible results right after treatment, but they should expect to achieve their final results within 3 – 6 months as the treatment areas heal.
How Many Sessions?
Every case is different. Most patients typically only require one session to see their results. However, it is possible for two or more sessions to be recommended if the area is larger, or if the patient has not reached their goals after the first treatment.
Better Than Liposuction?
It is possible that liposuction may be more effective for treating larger areas with greater fat volume. However, some patients consider BodyTite to be superior to liposuction for the following reasons:
- The RF energy can allow for a smoother, more controlled contour
- General anesthesia is typically not required
- There are no large and invasive incisions, thus reducing risk
- Skin tightening benefits in addition to fat reduction
- Significantly less recovery time
Results using the BodyTite system are long term. However, it is important for patients to understand that while the fat cells that have been removed cannot re-grow, other fat cells can become larger and weight gain can still happen. Therefore, it is recommended that patients follow a healthy diet and exercise to maintain their new figure.
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BodyTite is a unique, radio frequency-assisted liposuction treatment that is cleared by the FDA as being safe and effective. While it is not an alternative to weight loss, it can be a great way to remove stubborn fat in problem areas and simultaneously tighten skin for an overall sleeker, more toned physique. If you're interested in setting up a consultation, then we invite you to contact VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV today.