BodyTite® is FDA-approved and utilizes safe, efficient, and highly-effective tissue tightening through focused, controlled radiofrequency (RF) heat energy that melts the fat and tightens the skin. This results in significant improvement in contouring, smoothing, and toning.
BodyTite® has significantly more tissue tightening than other body contouring treatments and procedures, including SmartLipo®, Vaser®, Coolsculpting®, and traditional liposuction. Its versatility allows for effective contouring throughout the body with significant skin tightening in areas that typically will not respond to traditional liposuction combined with increased comfort and a fast recovery.
BodyTite® surpasses all other technologies in its precision and evenness of contouring.
What Are the Benefits of BodyTite®?
BodyTite ® has been thoroughly tested. Clinical trials show that BodyTite®:
- Tightens skin by up to 40 percent, essential for the best results
- Excellent alternative in patients with skin laxity of the arms, abdomen, and back for patients who do not want long surgical scars
- Has consistent and reproducible results even in the toughest areas
- Combines features of safety and efficacy in an innovative way
- Has minimal downtime
- Leaves less swelling and bruising due to the improved control of bleeding from the procedure
- Provides a quick and convenient treatment that can be done under local anesthesia
- Has uniform contouring and precision
What Is the Procedure?
The BodyTite® procedure uses radiofrequency skin tightening technology, also known as RFAL™, to tighten and lift the skin while liquifying the fatty deposits. This minimally invasive method provides dramatic results with reduced downtime. BodyTite® can also enhance the effects of other more traditional approaches, such as liposuction or body lift surgery.
Tumescent fluid is injected composed of lidocaine, local anesthetic, saline (sterile saltwater), and epinephrine (a vasoconstrictor that minimizes bleeding). Tiny incisions are made at the treatment sites, and a radiofrequency transmitting electrode (RF) is inserted under the skin with the other electrode placed on the surface of the skin.
The device creates instantaneous high heat. Liquefying the fat and gently removing it from the body. In addition, the RFAL™ energy is acting on the dermis of the skin, which is heated, along with the subcutaneous-supporting-tissue-matrix. The focused heat from the RF probe tightens the skin by coagulating and changing the structure of the collagen and elastin support matrix and stimulates collagen production. This also coagulates the blood vessels, which significantly reduces bleeding and therefore bleeding, pain, and recovery.
BodyTite® is effective in the face and neck (as Facetite®), arms, abdomen, thighs, love handles, inner thighs, hips, knees, and more. It is currently being used to tighten and lift specific cases of breast ptosis.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What locations can be treated?
Virtually all locations of the body can benefit from BodyTite® treatment. One to three locations can be treated during one visit. For patients who require fat reduction and tightening of the face and neck, FaceTite® can be used. This treatment uses the same technology with a smaller probe to address issues such as jowls and a double chin.
How quickly can I see results?
Results are noticeable immediately and will continue to improve over the six months to even a year. If you maintain a stable weight, the results can last for many years.
How long do the results last?
Results from BodyTite® are long term, but it is important to understand that skin aging is variable and continues with the aging process. The treatment will remove fat that will not return to the treated area; skin-tightness improvement is dependent on the original quality of the skin. Fractora™ RF microneedling can be combined with BodyTite® to improve skin tightening as well.
How long is the downtime?
A faster recovery and less discomfort are typical of a BodyTite® procedure. Downtime after treatment is typically one to two days for smaller areas up to a week when multiple areas are treated. Individual results will vary. While this is a minimally invasive treatment and has some downtime, even “non-invasive” treatments such as CoolSculpting®, Thermage®, Ulthera®, and other radiofrequency systems have downtime and can be quite painful.
How do the results compare to other non-invasive fat reduction systems such as Coolsculpting®?
This treatment removes stubborn fat and tightens loose skin as a ”one and done” procedure in most cases, helping to sculpt the body into an optimal shape. Other devices simply do not tighten skin, so while they may remove some fat (albeit in minimal amounts per treatment), the skin will remain loose and often more saggy than before treatment with these devices.
Is it really better than liposuction?
Liposuction is effective in treating larger areas of fatty accumulation in younger patients with excellent skin tone where laxity following the procedure is not as great a problem; however, even in these patients, BodyTite® is more effective in areas such as the back, arms, and even the abdomen. There is also less recovery time in most patients as well as less bruising. Areas such as the arms and the abdomen can be done with local anesthesia with or without oral sedation.
How long does the treatment take?
Each treatment area takes around one and a half to two hours depending on the size. When multiple treatment areas are combined, the process will take longer. The body composition of the patient will vary the treatment time.
How much does BodyTite® cost?
BodyTite ® is typically more expensive because the duration of treatment is longer compared to traditional liposuction, although it is faster than Smartlipo® or Vaser® assisted liposuction, and the costs are similar to these technologies. There is the cost of the device and disposables as well. The costs may be less than Coolsculpting® when you consider the number of times it may take to get similar results using Coolsculpting ®. Coolsculpting® also has no tightening component and may require a tightening procedure later on which will add significantly to the cost.