What is BodyTite™?
We believe that BodyTite™ is one of the best systems in the world to tighten and lift sagging skin with fat underneath it. BodyTite™ is quick, relatively painless and has a quick recovery time unlike some other more invasive procedures for fat reduction. Radio frequency is used to heat up the fat to melt it, which in turn shrinks the skin and tissue holding the fat cells to contour your body.
What is the procedure used for?
BodyTite™ is used to shape your body and tighten your skin. It's ideal for targeting problem areas such as love handles, thighs and stomach, by using a minimally invasive lipolysis technique which melts fat deposits using heat (bipolar radio frequency energy). One of the unique features of BodyTite™ is its ability to safely and precisely heat the fatty tissue being contoured.
Who is the treatment suitable for?
Most people would be suitable for BodyTite™, but we would recommend a free consultation to anyone considering the procedure to set realistic expectations. In general, patients that are of a healthy weight but have stubborn areas of fat and/or skin that needs tightening will get the best results - the better the skin, the quicker it responds.
Many of our patients are women that have had caesareans and want to get rid of the apron below their stomach - the results are exceptional on this type of patient and we are confident you will be happy.
What happens during the procedure?
- The doctor will examine and mark out the area to be treated and take pictures for your file.
- We then clean the area and administer an anaesthetic to the fat to make it numb.
- The BodyTite™ cannula is then assembled (all patients are treated with completely new equipment which is destroyed following the procedure). A cannula is essentially a hollow tube that is used for the procedure. The excess fat and fluids will be drained out of the body through the cannula.
- The cannula is inserted through incision marks around 3mm in size. This is not painful as the area will be numb.
- The fat is softened and removed using the cannula.
What are the side effects or risks?
- Uneven skin for approximately two to three weeks following treatment
- Minor redness and/or sensitivity in the treatment area
- Soreness and tenderness immediately post-procedure
What results can I typically expect?
Results from BodyTite™ should be permanent. However, as with many weight loss and fat reduction procedures, this will only be the case if you continue to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle following treatment. BodyTite does not prevent future weight gain.
The skin can be seen to tighten immediately during the procedure. We are confident that the vast majority of patients will get 90% of the result that they want by the end of the procedure.
It is usual for the skin to become slightly uneven at week 3; the skin then takes 3-9 months to become smooth again, but will usually still look much better than before. Follow up continues for up to 12 months as it can take that long for the final results to become visible.
Before your procedure
- It's important to arrange your transportation home
- you will not be able to drive.
- Afterwards you will need to wear a pressure garment and should be able to return to work within 2-3 days.
- You will be provided with painkillers.
- The day after your procedure we will see you to change the dressings or remove them as leaking will usually have stopped by then.
- We then contact you as required for the next few weeks and months to make sure you are happy with the results.
How much does it cost?
Prices from £2300.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I need a second treatment?
Only one BodyTite™ procedure is usually needed, although some people (approximately 2% according to the manufacturers of the device) may require a second procedure to get the best result.
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