What is BodyTite and How Does it Work?

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Many men and women in Charlotte struggle with areas of excess fat, sagging and loose skin that may inhibit their confidence on the beach, at the gym, or even in intimate situations. Even with diet and exercise, you may still struggle to eradicate pockets of excess fat and loose skin, especially in trouble areas like the abdomen, back, chin, thighs, or upper arms. As people age, skin tends to sag. If you have had weight fluctuations or have lost a significant amount of weight, you may have loose skin after weight loss.  This is more pronounced when combined with the effects of aging. There are a number of great options that can help you to deal with unwanted fat or excess skin. BodyTite is an innovative option that is non-surgical and minimally invasive, providing striking results without significant downtime or discomfort.

What Is BodyTite?

At Queen City Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Enam Haque offers this minimally invasive, in-office procedure to shape, lift, and tighten the appearance of the skin in a targeted area. This advanced procedure makes use of RFAL (radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis) technology to melt fat away while causing permanent tightening of the skin in the area. This innovative treatment option is generally combined with in-office liposuction for even greater results and fat removal. 

What Can You Expect from a BodyTite Procedure?

When you visit Queen City Plastic Surgery for BodyTite in Charlotte, the area for treatment will be prepared with a local anesthetic to prevent any pain or discomfort during the procedure. A small cannula similar to those used for dermal fillers and similar injections will be inserted below the skin in order to apply radiofrequency and heat to the targeted pockets of unwanted fat. This procedure tightens the skin throughout the process, melting away fat and contracting skin at the same time. The radiofrequency waves generated through this procedure tighten the fibrous septal network, the fine collagenous structure below the skin, minimizing wrinkling, sagging, or laxity. As a result, BodyTite can result in a smoother, more toned appearance everywhere fat is removed.

Dr. Haque can also combine a BodyTite treatment with in-office liposuction to provide a maximal amount of fat reduction along with skin tightening at the same time.

How Does BodyTite Work?

BodyTite makes use of bipolar directional radiofrequency, allowing Dr. Haque to lift and tighten the skin while removing fat through radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis. The heat created by radiofrequency coagulates unwanted fat under the skin, reducing fat and melting it away. Thermal energy will be applied above and below the skin for maximum results. This dual approach to skin tightening and fat removal makes BodyTite stand out amid forms of minimally invasive fat reduction.

After your procedure, you will begin to see results right away. Your body will naturally eliminate the fat melted away during your BodyTite procedure, so you will see even greater improvement in the six months following. In general, patients who receive BodyTite may expect to see up to 30% – 40% contraction of the skin, providing a significantly tighter appearance.

Who is a Good Candidate for BodyTite?

BodyTite is great for adult men and women who want to remove fat and tighten areas of sagging or loose skin. The procedure is designed to produce a rejuvenated, refreshed appearance on any targeted area of the body.

Some target areas for BodyTite may include the following:

  • The abdominal area including “Love handles”, the lower abdomen and the upper abdomen
  • “Double chin” and lower face area (this is using FaceTite, the sister procedure to BodyTite)
  • Back and chest, including gynecomastia
  • Outer and inner thighs
  • “Bat wings” and upper arms

In general, an ideal candidate for BodyTite is someone who is generally happy with their current weight and does not plan on future significant weight loss or gain, as these will affect the permanence of your results. If you are dealing with fatty areas or loose skin that are not affected by diet or exercise, you may benefit from BodyTite. The procedure can also help to address some of the changes to the body brought about after fluctuating weight, aging, or pregnancy.

What Are the Advantages of BodyTite?

People in Charlotte may choose BodyTite because it offers a minimally invasive procedure without much downtime but with significant results. As an advanced procedure, it is often best performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. BodyTite leaves behind minimal scarring and creates an even, smooth contour. When combined with traditional liposuction, BodyTite offers the added benefit of skin tightening alongside even more substantial fat removal. You may expect minimal downtime after your BodyTite procedure. Dr. Haque and his staff at Queen City Plastic Surgery will provide you with detailed information for the best results after your procedure.

Schedule a BodyTite Consultation in Charlotte, N.C.

If you would like to learn more about how BodyTite can help you reduce areas of stubborn fat and sagging skin, contact Queen City Plastic Surgery at 704-859-2382 or use our secure online form. Dr. Haque performs BodyTite procedures in our conveniently located Charlotte office in South Charlotte near the Arboretum.

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