Is the BodyTite Procedure Right for Me?

Published on: January 8, 2022 (Last modified on: January 7, 2022)
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Creating the body shape that you desire is not easy. Genetics, aging, pregnancy and other factors all play a role in your figure. If you have diet-resistant fat or loose skin, you may be discouraged. The good news is that the BodyTite procedure can help you achieve a firm, lean physique without plastic surgery.

What Is BodyTite?

InMode BodyTite is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical device that uses radiofrequency thermal energy to tighten skin and reduce fat deposits. BodyTite uses the RF energy to target loose skin and diet-resistant fat deposits to reshape and contour the body. This contouring procedure can be used on the following areas:

  • Flabby upper arms
  • Post-pregnancy abdomen
  • Buttocks and hips
  • Inner or outer thighs
  • Love handles or back rolls

BodyTite is usually performed by a doctor, plastic surgeon or dermatologist. While it does not require surgery, it does remodel the skin and tissue. The treatment should be carefully performed by a medical professional to avoid any skin or tissue damage. BodyTite can also be used with liposuction surgery.

Good Candidates for RF Fat and Skin Treatments

The ideal candidates for BodyTite treatments are a healthy weight but still have fat pockets that refuse to shrink with diet or exercise. They also may have slightly loose or sagging skin after pregnancy or weight loss. RF thermal energy treatments can address both fatty tissue and loose skin.

Anyone with excessive sagging skin from massive weight loss may not be a good candidate for BodyTite. While RF treatment can tighten skin, it will not remove excess skin. Those who are overweight are also not good patients for RF treatments. This procedure is designed for body contouring, not weight loss.

How Does BodyTite Work?

Radiofrequency energy can be directed into the skin to impact collagen and fat cells. BodyTite treatments harness the RF energy to stimulate collagen production to tighten the skin and reduce fat cells. The RF energy can emulsify fat cells, shrinking fatty deposits.

The unique aspect of BodyTite is the combination of fat removal and skin tightening. While some treatments like cool sculpting reduce fat, they do not tighten skin. Other RF treatments only tighten skin. This device does both, tightening and trimming targeted areas for beautiful results.

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What To Expect During and After Treatments

The BodyTite procedure can be performed in about an hour for most patients. The hand-held device is used to target the specific area. Patients will experience a warming sensation during the treatment, but it is not painful.

After the procedure, patients may experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treated area. Patients can expect to recover over about two weeks as the area heals. However, most patients can return to normal activity after their treatment. No extensive downtime is required.

When Will I See Results?

BodyTite works to tighten the skin and reduce fat, but it takes time. The fat will begin to dissipate, and the skin will tighten immediately, but the results will appear over the weeks and months following treatment. It can take up to a year for the final results to be apparent.

For most patients, only one RF treatment is needed for each body area. Some patients may have multiple treatments on various areas to reshape, tighten and reduce trouble spots. The results can last for five years or longer, depending on the patient and their lifestyle.

What Is BodyTite RFAL?

BodyTite can be used alone or with liposuction surgery. Plastic surgeons may offer BodyTite radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL), which combines surgery and the RF treatment. This procedure actually emulsifies the fat with RF energy, then removes it with a cannula through surgery.

RFAL is plastic surgery and requires more downtime and recovery than non-surgical BodyTite treatments. However, it can remove more fat while still tightening the skin through the RF treatments. This procedure can offer firmer skin than liposuction surgery alone.

What Does BodyTite Cost?

The BodyTite cost depends on the type and size of treatment. Non-surgical BodyTite procedures can cost as little as $750 for a small area. RFAL is more expensive, as it involves plastic surgery. The average BodyTite cost is about $5,000, but they can range from $750 all the way up to $15,000.
Relaxed woman undergoing RF body tightening treatment.

Benefits of Body Contouring with BodyTite

If you have “bat wings” on your upper arms or a flabby tummy, body contouring with RF energy can give you a more youthful and attractive appearance. The combination of fat removal and skin tightening can create beautiful results for targeted trouble areas on the body.

Is BodyTite skin tightening and fat removal right for you? The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation with a doctor who offers this procedure. Call a plastic surgeon or medical clinic that offers BodyTite to learn more about this body contouring treatment.

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