BodyTite is a minimally invasive treatment option to tighten the skin and reduce unwanted fat in the body. BodyTite is an internal heating device that reduces fat and tightens skin using radiofrequency (RF) energy. Dr. Chow can use BodyTite throughout the body to improve the contours of the:
HOW DOES BODYTITE WORK?
BodyTite is an internal heating device that uses RF energy to treat skin laxity and reduce fat. A probe inserted under the skin’s surface allows the device to send RF energy directly into subdermal tissue. The RF heat causes dermal tissue to contract for a skin tightening effect.
The RF heat energy also melts fat. Paired with liposuction, BodyTite can be used in radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL). With RFAL, Dr. Chow can use suction to permanently remove the liquefied fat.
BodyTite fills the gap between non-invasive treatment and invasive cosmetic surgery. While BodyTite involves more discomfort and downtime than non-invasive procedures, it can provide improvements comparable to surgical results with a fraction of the recovery time.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TREATMENT?
BodyTite procedures average 45 minutes to 3 hours depending on the number of treatment areas.
The BodyTite procedure begins with local anesthesia with light sedation. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Chow will make a tiny, discreet incision, so she can insert a BodyTite probe.
RF energy travels through the two handpieces to heat fat cells and prompt collagen fibers to contract. The process is repeated until the treatment area has been thoroughly contoured and tightened.
Many times Bodytite will combine with liposuction to create the desired body shape and skin tightening.