Maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle is the best way to keep your body in great shape. But sometimes, extra help is needed, especially after aging or weight fluctuations. Previously, men and women turned to body contouring procedures like liposuction and abdominoplasty. While these procedures are excellent options for some, others feel that their cosmetic concerns aren’t quite severe enough for these procedures.
BodyTite – an innovative body contouring procedure – offers the perfect solution for those seeking a less invasive option. This procedure gently melts fat away using radiofrequency energy, tightens the skin, and contours the body in various areas, including the abdomen, arms and thighs.
Discover how BodyTite can sculpt your ideal shape with minimal scarring and a quick recovery period.
What is BodyTite?
BodyTite is a radiofrequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) procedure that offers dramatic results without the lengthy downtime or scarring associated with most body contouring procedures. During treatment, tiny incisions are made, and tumescent anesthesia is administered for optimal patient comfort. Then the BodyTite probe is inserted, which delivers precise, controlled heating to the fat via radiofrequency energy. The probe is hollow, allowing excess fat to be suctioned away as it is melted.
BodyTite’s gentle technique results in less trauma to the surrounding tissues. The controlled heating also coagulates the surrounding tissue, which has a skin-tightening effect. The treatment technique makes it possible to remove fat in areas even where the skin is loose.
Benefits of BodyTite include the following:
- Safe, effective fat removal
- Minimal scarring
- Tightens the skin for optimal body contouring
- For ultimate safety, the device will automatically shut off if the electrodes overheat
- Quick recovery with less discomfort when compared to traditional liposuction
- Multiple areas of the body can be treated in one visit
- The console allows the procedure to be completely customized and monitored for the most precise body sculpting
- Long-lasting results
This versatile treatment can be performed almost anywhere on the body, including the abdomen, arms, chest, knees, and thighs. Each section typically takes about 15-60 minutes to treat. Patients will notice an improvement after their procedure. However, due to residual swelling, dramatic results are usually seen after about six months, and improvements will continue for up to 12 months.
Is BodyTite Right for Me?
Since this procedure is less invasive than other body contouring techniques, it is a safe and effective option for most healthy people.
Ideal candidates for BodyTite include people who:
- Have excess fat on the body that does not respond to diet or exercise
- Exhibit mild skin laxity in areas of excess fat
- Are seeking body contouring with minimal scarring
- Are close to a, or at, healthy, stable weight
- Are in good general health and do not smoke
While this procedure is excellent at removing fat, it is not a weight loss procedure. Patients considering BodyTite should be close to a healthy, stable weight since significant weight fluctuations can negatively affect the long-term results. Overall, BodyTite can be a great complement to a healthy lifestyle.
If you’re considering BodyTite, your first step will be a personal consultation at ICLS. This meeting will allow you to have any questions or concerns addressed in detail. Your consultation will also include an examination of your areas of concern to determine the extent of excess fat and skin laxity. Based on this information, you will be provided with a custom treatment plan to attain your desired look.
The expert team at ICLS will also help you explore your full range of options to meet your aesthetic goals. For instance, patients with more severe skin laxity and greater amounts of excess fat may want to consider procedures like a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or another type of post-weight loss surgery.
What is the Recovery Like?
Recovery from BodyTite depends on the extent of treatment. Downtime can range from 1 or 2 days up to 10 days. But in general, recovery is much quicker when compared to traditional body contouring techniques.
It’s common for patients to experience mild discomfort and soreness in the first few days, but these temporary symptoms usually resolve quickly. In most cases, light activities can be resumed 1-2 weeks after treatment.
When paired with a healthy lifestyle, patients can expect their results to be long-lasting.
Contact ICLS today to schedule your personal consultation for BodyTite in Oakville, Ontario.