Q&A with Dr.Shokrian
Am I a good candidate for a BodyTite treatment?
Patients interested in BodyTite treatments should have excess fat and loose skin that they would like reduced through nonsurgical means. Many BodyTite patients are interested in body contouring using liposuction but are worried about the heightened risks and downtime associated with surgical procedures.
Can BodyTite be combined with other procedures?
Yes, BodyTite can be combined with other body contouring procedures, including liposuction, abdominoplasty and buttocks augmentation.
How long do BodyTite results last?
Patients can expect to enjoy their fat loss and skin tightening results well into the future so long as they maintain a healthy and stable body weight.
Can I treat multiple areas at once during a BodyTite procedure?
Absolutely. BodyTite procedures can treat just a single area or target multiple regions of excess fat and loose skin spread throughout the body. Keep in mind that a procedure focused on many sections will yield an extended treatment duration and recovery period.
Are BodyTite treatments painful?
BodyTite treatments are completed under local anesthesia. You may experience some feelings of tenderness in the treated areas following the procedure, but soreness is a temporary side effect that can be managed with pain medication.
Does BodyTite create noticeable scars?
As a nonsurgical procedure, BodyTite does not leave behind any unsightly scarring. The BodyTite probe is inserted through a small incision in the skin that heals with no stitches and does not leave behind a scar.
BodyTite is a minimally invasive FDA-approved procedure that combines skin tightening and body contouring using radiofrequency (RF) technology. BodyTite is precise and effective, utilizing real-time temperature monitoring to maintain safety and accuracy throughout the procedure. BodyTite is commonly used to treat any area of the body that accumulates unsightly fat, including the following:
Inner and outer thighs
Love handles and buttocks
Submental fullness beneath the chin
Middle and lower back
BodyTite treatments are completed under local anesthesia with sedation to ensure patients are comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure. Thermal energy using RF energy warms both the internal and external tissue, melting away fat cells and tightening the skin. The BodyTite device is passed over the entire targeted area to ensure consistent and uniform treatment. Automatic safeguards keep the BodyTite device regulated for precise and effective treatment that avoids thermal injury to the skin and underlying tissues.
The entire procedure may last between one and four hours, depending on the size of the targeted area and how many sections of the body the patient would like addressed during their BodyTite appointment. Unlike other non surgical body contouring methods, BodyTite requires only a single treatment for optimal results.
Recovery and Results
Patients can return home immediately following their appointment. Side effects from BodyTite are minimal and can include swelling, soreness, bruising and uneven skin in the treatment area.
Most patients can return to work in two to four days and should expect to have 24 to 48 hours of downtime, depending on the extent of their treatment. All regular activities, including exercise, may be resumed over the course of two to three weeks or as soon as the patient feels comfortable.
Results are immediately visible, although contours and skin laxity will continue to improve for six to 12 months. As a nonsurgical treatment, BodyTite leaves no scars and has minimal risks. Results have been shown to last five years or longer for noticeably improved body contours and skin laxity.