Sometimes, no matter how rigorous the exercise or strict the diet, stubborn fat won’t go away, which means despite all your hard work you’re still not seeing the toned, contoured body of your dreams. But with BodyTite, an exciting new innovation in fat-loss, body sculpting, and skin tightening, you can use this advanced Liposuction technology to achieve precise, permanent results that will leave your skin firmer and you feeling more confident and gorgeous.
Skin Tightening FAQs: How Does BodyTite Work?
BodyTite uses a patented technology called RFAL (radiofrequency assisted liposuction) to liquefy underlying fat and tighten the skin on top of it simultaneously. It targets specific areas, and impressively, it leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed. During treatment, a slender probe is used internally to apply focused radiofrequency energy to unwanted fat cells under the skin. This causes them to disintegrate. A second, external probe works concurrently on the skin’s surface, applying a more gentle heat that strengthens and tightens.
Afterward, patients are delighted to find that results are immediate, and only continue to develop over time.
Why Is It So Hard To Get Rid of Stubborn Fat?
You may have tried a number of specific exercises to try and burn away fat – maybe on your lower stomach or your upper arms – and found it impossible. That’s because “spot training” doesn’t really work. Unfortunately, all the crunches in the world might strengthen your core, but they won’t melt away stomach fat. So while a combination of cardio and monitoring your caloric intake can be great for weight loss, there are no real ways to control exactly where you burn fat.
This is because your body collects fat as an energy source and tries to retain it regardless of the exercise you do. This is why stubborn fat can affect anyone, regardless of age or lifestyle, and be caused by a whole host of factors, including fluctuating weight, genetics, or aging. Even though it’s natural, it can be disappointing and frustrating to have worked hard on your body and still not be seeing the results you want.
But now, thanks to modern technology, we’re finally able to control and eliminate unwanted fat on any part of the body. Whether you’ve always wanted to address certain problem areas, or you’ve lost weight and are looking for the final step to achieve your cosmetic target, now may be the time to try out BodyTite and achieve your aesthetic goals.
Where Can This Treatment Be Applied?
This treatment can be applied to a number of problematic areas on the body, including:
- Upper arms
- Banana rolls (fat under the buttocks)
- Love handles
- Submental fullness (a double chin)
During a consultation, you’ll be able to work with an expert to discuss exactly what you want and ensure these areas will be targeted during treatment.
Is This Treatment Safe?
The BodyTite device uses an internal temperature monitor to regulate heat, ensuring patients are totally safe and there’s no risk of getting burnt during treatment. This care and attention to detail have earned this treatment FDA approval and a rapidly-growing fanbase.
What Is the Difference Between BodyTite and Regular Liposuction?
By now you’ve certainly heard of Liposuction, which is an incredibly popular and effective way to remove fat. In fact, it’s one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the country. Lipo and BodyTite are similar in a lot of ways, as they both involve getting underneath the skin and destroying fat cells from within. There are, however, some key differences. For one thing, they use different kinds of energy to melt these fat cells; as discussed above, BodyTite uses radiofrequency energy, while lipo uses a laser.
Another notable distinction is that BodyTite tightens the skin above the fat, while Liposuction doesn’t have any skin tightening benefits. By tightening the skin, there’s a reduced risk of any sagging or looseness after the fat has been destroyed post-treatment. Applying energy to the skin’s surface also improves its laxity, which can be a huge benefit for patients who have undergone major weight loss or have found their skin loses elasticity with age.
BodyTite also only requires a local anesthetic and can be performed in as little as 15-30 minutes. Lipo, on the other hand, usually requires a general anesthetic and can take between 1 and 4 hours to complete. It’s for all of these reasons that BodyTite is fast becoming the preferred fat-loss solution across the country. That being said, it’s worth having a consultation before you decide between the two, as Lipo can suit some patients better because of their medical history.
What Can I Expect Out of Treatment?
As with any cosmetic treatment, you’ll first come into our gorgeous office in The Sullivan Centre in Columbus, Ohio, for a consultation with one of our expert surgeons. Once you’ve told us your aesthetic goals are and what you’re hoping to achieve with surgery, we’ll design a plan tailored to your needs.
Treatment is performed out of our office. The length of the procedure will vary greatly depending on how many areas you want targeted, so it can last as little as fifteen to thirty minutes or up to three or four hours (don’t worry, we’ll let you know ahead of treatment how long it will take approximately). We’ll mark your body, then inject a local anesthetic into the target area – then it’s time to get started.
A small cannula – a very thin tube – is passed under the skin. The skin between the cannula and the device is pinched and the radiofrequency energy is released. It heats the collagen in the skin, producing contractions that tighten the skin. At the same time, the fat cells under the skin melt away. Not only is fat gone for good, but the body is being contoured simultaneously.
Thanks to the use of local anesthetic, patients recover quickly from treatment. We still recommend getting a friend, family member, or partner to drive you home, but beyond this, very little downtime is needed afterward. In fact, most people are able to return to work in as little as two days and can return to full exercise after about six weeks. Patients are delighted to experience minimal scarring and very little bruising thanks to radiofrequency energy, which coagulates blood vessels during treatment so as to reduce bruising and swelling.
How Long Will It Take To See Results?
Some results will be immediately obvious following treatment, particularly if fat cells were destroyed thanks to the Liposuction procedure – you’ll notice right away that targeted areas appear slimmer.
Amazingly, results will continue to develop in the months following treatment. This is thanks to the collagen production that has been stimulated in the skin’s surface; collagen will continue to grow over time, rebuilding the skin’s elasticity and filling it with volume. This helps your slimming down look incredibly natural, as your body changes over time rather than immediately – results are subtle and gradual, so nobody even has to know if you received treatment unless you tell them!
How Long Will Results Last?
This treatment destroys fat cells permanently – once these cells are destroyed, they can’t grow back. This means patients can enjoy long-lasting results following their session.
Patients are encouraged to maintain a similar weight following treatment, as untreated areas can still gain weight. Staying active and consuming a balanced diet helps candidates add longevity to their gorgeous new figure. The best results come from a healthy lifestyle!
What Are the Benefits of Treatment?
You Can Control and Predict the Results
One of the best things about cosmetic treatments is that you get full control over your body and how it looks. In the case of BodyTite, you can feel more confident than ever that you’ll be able to control your results, thanks to precise and accurate technology. Some procedures take a while to yield results, but this treatment offers immediately noticeable changes, meaning you’ll know right away if you’re happy with your new body, affording you even more control over the process.
It Targets Sagging Skin and Fat Loss in One Go
There are a lot of cosmetic procedures that combat sagging skin, such as facelifts or laser resurfacing. Many destroy fat cells, like Liposuction or Fat transfers. Very few treatments, however, do both at once. But it makes perfect sense – without skin tightening, you risk loosening the skin after fat removal. Plus, collagen production is one of the best ways to restore aging or stretching skin.
It Can Inspire a Healthy Lifestyle
If you’ve felt discouraged or disheartened after working out and dieting and still not being able to burn off stubborn fat, this treatment might be a great motivator to keep you active, healthy, and back to the gym. Patients often want to maintain their gorgeous results and keep any new pockets of fat from emerging.
Patients Feel Gorgeous, Happy, and Free in Their Skin
No one should feel uncomfortable in their own body. With this treatment, people who have been worried about tight-fitting clothing or wearing bathers on a beach day can finally step out with confidence and love the way they look and feel happy in the body they deserve.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Patients interested in this treatment should be in good health. Treatment is best suited to those who lead a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise. This is not a “weight loss solution” so much as it is a tool to help with fat reduction; candidates should think of it as something that can work alongside healthy eating and regular exercise to develop and maintain their dream figure. So if you’re close to your desired body and just looking for the final step to achieving it, this may be the right treatment for you.
A consultation will allow our team to evaluate your specific circumstances and lifestyle to decide if this treatment is right for you. We’ll look at your medical history, any conditions you might have, and discuss what your cosmetic goals are.
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If you’re seeking a minimally invasive solution to stubborn fat, BodyTite may be right for you. It can live you looking more contoured and slim, so you can feel happy and beautiful in your dream body. To learn more, visit Columbus Facial Plastics at The Sullivan Centre in Columbus, Ohio today.