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What is BodyTite™?
If you are looking to achieve a slimmer body contour, look no further than BodyTite™, an innovative procedure that melts fat and tightens skin simultaneously. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Perlman and his team at the Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre offer BodyTite™ to residents of Houston, including Pasadena, The Woodlands, Conroe, Atascocita, and Baytown areas.
BodyTite™ is a non-surgical procedure that uses radiofrequency to tighten loose skin by up to 36%. Since there is no surgery involved, there is no need for stitches, and you should have no residual scarring. This procedure is great for tightening skin in the arms, upper thighs, abdomen and above the knees.
What are the Benefits of BodyTite™?
There are several benefits to the BodyTite™ procedure. Some of these include:
- One of the safest FDA-approved procedures
- Can be performed with local anesthesia
- Fewer complications compared to plastic surgery using general anesthesia
- Natural looking results
- Can treat delicate skin areas without causing tissue damage
- Results last up to five years
- Procedure generally takes 30-60 minutes
- Visible results instantly, with continued improvements seen over 3-8 weeks as new collagen forms
- Minimal downtime
How Does BodyTite™ Work?
BodyTite™ is performed under local anesthesia so there is minimal patient discomfort. Radiofrequency (RF) energy is passed from the hand-held applicator through an internal electrode placed just beneath the skin. The RF energy can be specifically applied to exactly where it’s most needed. The RF energy causes the tissue to heat up, which triggers the collagen to contract. As it heals, the tissue and skin tighten and lift.
The BodyTite™ procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes. You will see an improvement in your skin immediately following treatment, but optimal results are typically seen after 2-6 weeks.
Is BodyTite™ Right for Me?
If you have loose skin or excessive wrinkling, the BodyTite™ procedure may be the perfect solution to treat areas of skin laxity, especially if you don’t want to undergo traditional surgery. It can also be ideal if you’ve already had surgery and just want to sustain a youthful appearance without having to undergo additional surgery.
During your initial consultation with the doctor, he’ll discuss your options with you and help you determine if the BodyTite™ treatment is the best choice for you, based on your medical history and your own unique aesthetic goals.
What Are the Side Effects of BodyTite™?
Some of the most common side effects of BodyTite™ include:
- Swelling – especially on the second day after treatment; may last 7-10 days
- Inflammation – usually resolving on its own within a few days
- Mild numbness has been reported, usually due to bruised nerves; resolves itself within 3-4 weeks
40% More Skin Tightening
This method provides 40% more skin tightening than traditional liposuction procedures. However, though the procedure offers many benefits, the results are patient specific and completely depend on the treatment area and amount of fat removed. Minor side effects of BodyTite include mild bruising and swelling (due to the cauterizing nature of the procedure), which typically dissipate within the first week. Any discomfort can be managed with the medications prescribed by your plastic surgeon and most patients usually return to work the next day. You can engage in exercises based on the kind of treatment you receive.
Request Your Consultation Today with Dr. Perlman
If you’re looking for a minimally invasive option to shape, tighten and lift your skin without a scalpel or scarring, BodyTite™ may be for you. Contact our office to schedule your personal consultation! We proudly serve individuals residing in the Houston area, including The Woodlands, Spring, Baytown, Atascocita, Conroe, and Pasadena.