Many people have both loose skin and areas of stubborn fat on their body that they'd like to fix without an invasive body lift and surgical liposuction. BodyTite is a revolutionary, minimally invasive liposuction procedure that also tightens your skin with very little recovery time.
The RFAL (radiofrequency-assisted liposuction) in BodyTite allows triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Mentz to efficiently help his patients in Houston, TX enhance their body shape. Approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), BodyTite can safely eliminate fat and tighten skin without any scars for fast results. Schedule a consultation at Henry A. Mentz to learn more about BodyTite and other treatment options for fat removal and sagging skin.
The BodyTite procedure is usually performed with local anesthesia, but general anesthesia can be used if you are nervous or having multiple areas treated. The advanced BodyTite applicator is inserted via very small incisions in your skin. The applicator has an external and internal thermometer that will protect you from burns. The applicator will liquefy and loosen the fat with radiofrequency waves so that the fat can be easily suctioned out of your body. The heat used throughout the fat removal will tighten your skin and connective tissue for instant improvements. BodyTite treatments generally take around 30 – 45 minutes per area. Several treatments may be needed or recommended by Dr. Mentz to provide your best outcomes.
What to Expect
You'll need to recover for 5 – 10 days after your BodyTite procedure. A compression garment should be worn over the treated areas to promote healing. Some results can be seen instantly; however, your final results won't be apparent for 3 – 6 months as the swelling and inflammation subside. Even though the fat that's removed cannot return, the remaining fat cells may become larger with weight gain so it is very important to keep a healthy, stable weight after your BodyTite procedure.
BodyTite is a great option for those who desire dramatic results without the downtime associated with surgery. However, lifting surgeries, like tummy tucks, arm lifts, etc., remain the most effective for those with excessive loose skin. During your consultation, Dr. Mentz can help you understand each of your options before creating your treatment plan.
What is radiofrequency?
Radiofrequency (RF) is an advanced type of energy that uses controlled heat and energy to target and destroy fat cells without harming the surrounding tissues. The RF energy used in BodyTite also helps to promote the growth of collagen and elastin for firmer and healthier skin.
Who is an ideal candidate for BodyTite?
BodyTite may help if you want to see better contours and skin tightness in one or multiple areas of your body. You might be a candidate for BodyTite if you want to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat and also improve the look of sagging, wrinkled skin. You may have considered a body lift surgery or traditional liposuction but would rather minimize surgical downtime and scarring. Many areas of the body may be treated with BodyTite; however, a few of the more common regions that patients want help with are the stomach, chest, arms, thighs, and knees.