BodyTite in Hampton Roads
Reduce fat, tighten skin, and reshape your body with less downtime
Achieving the fit, firm shape we want can be easier said than done. Diet and exercise can help us shed pounds, but what if stubborn fat and loose skin persist even after we reach our goal weight? That’s where BodyTite™ comes in. This minimally invasive body contouring procedure combines the tried-and-true fat reduction and sculpting of liposuction with the proven, long-lasting skin tightening power of radiofrequency (RF) energy to deliver superb sculpting with less scarring and very little downtime.
We’re proud to offer BodyTite™ at PSCHR, as it provides patients with the “best of both worlds” when it comes to achieving a firm, slender, and beautifully shaped body.
Why we love BodyTite™ (and you’ll love it too)
Reduces fat and tightens skin without additional surgery
Traditional liposuction is great for reducing fat and sculpting, but it can’t tighten skin. Patients must have good skin contraction or consider additional surgery to remove excess, sagging skin to get a great result. BodyTite™ solves this problem by delivering targeted RF energy during liposuction, which heats the deeper skin layers, causing them to instantly contract and build new collagen for months after treatment.
No general anesthesia
A hidden benefit to RF-assisted liposuction with BodyTite™: the heat from radiofrequency not only helps tighten skin, but also precisely melts the fat and reduces bleeding, allowing for a much faster procedure (about 15 minutes per area is typical) and much less invasive fat removal with significantly less bruising and swelling. Most patients stay very comfortable with local anesthesia and light sedation.
Much less downtime
On average, patients are back to desk work and other daily activities within 2 to 3 days after BodyTite™, compared to a week or more after traditional liposuction. Total downtime will depend on the areas you have treated and your normal activity level.
Skin tightening without the scarring
Surgery to remove excess, sagging skin leaves linear scars. For patients with mild to moderate skin sagging, BodyTite™ can achieve surgery-like results using only the liposuction access incisions, which measure less than half an inch in length.
Am I a good candidate for BodyTite™?
Patients who may not be ideal candidates for traditional liposuction because they don’t have optimal skin elasticity are often great candidates for BodyTite™! However, BodyTite™ is not meant to eliminate loose, hanging skin and is not a substitute for body lifting procedures, such as a tummy tuck or thigh lift. In general, BodyTite™ is likely a good option for you if:
- You’re bothered by pockets of stubborn fat on your arms, legs, or body
- You want a procedure with minimal downtime
- You desire a skin tightening benefit
- You are in good overall health
- You are at a stable weight that you’re happy with
What areas can be treated with BodyTite™?
BodyTite™ can be used to reduce fat and tighten skin nearly anywhere on the body, including:
- Love handles
- Back and bra fat
- Upper Arms
We also offer FaceTite, which uses the same technology to lift and firm sagging tissues on the face and neck. Learn more about FaceTite »
The BodyTite™ procedure at PSCHR
Our board certified plastic surgeons perform BodyTite™ at our private, accredited surgery center for your comfort and safety. After reviewing your goals and marking your skin, you will be escorted into the treatment suite, where you will receive local anesthesia to numb the area. The BodyTite™ instrument contains a long, very thin cannula (tube) that is inserted through a tiny access incision into the fat layer beneath the skin.
This cannula also emits radiofrequency, which melts excess fat while inducing skin tightening and collagen production. An outer disc that sits on the skin’s surface monitors the temperature of the RF energy to ensure optimal tissue heating while minimizing risk of damage.
The procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes per area, depending on the size of the area. Following treatment, you will spend a little while in our recovery room before going home to continue your recovery.
What is the recovery after BodyTite™?
Patients typically experience very little bruising and swelling and only mild to moderate soreness following the procedure. After taking it easy at home for a few days, you will be back to normal activities fairly quickly. Strenuous exercise is usually allowed after about 2 to 3 weeks. Results are evident within a few days, and continue to improve for several months as the skin further contracts and any post-procedure swelling resolves. Results should last as long as you maintain a stable weight and a healthy diet and exercise program.
Learn more about BodyTite™ at a free consultation
The best way to find out if BodyTite™ is right for you is to meet with an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon. We offer free, informative consultations at PSCHR. Call 757-873-3500 or contact us online anytime to request your appointment.