Do you feel like you have tried everything you can to achieve your trim and toned body “goal”- but you still can’t seem to motivate some areas to cooperate? Unfortunately, a healthy lifestyle paired with diet and exercise alone does not always provide the desired results on areas that are difficult to target for some people. There are options available that may help, such as traditional surgical liposuction, but along with that comes several huge factors to think about: cost downtime lax skin post liposuction surgery scarring risk of bleeding or infection There is another option for those who want a minimally-invasive procedure to remove excess fat AND tone/firm the skin: BodyTite. =This is a great solution for individuals who are looking to reduce fat without the saggy, wrinkly skin left after weight loss, natural aging, pregnancy or having a liposuction surgical procedure alone. What is BodyTite? BodyTite is an FDA-approved, minimally-invasive procedure that melts fat cells and tightens skin simultaneously. BodyTite uses RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction) technology to remove stubborn fat cells without affecting the surrounding healthy tissue. It is a new technology created by InMode that comes in a workstation with a special handheld device and is performed in our office. What can I expect during a BodyTite procedure? Skin tightening. BodyTite uses a thin cannula and directional radio-frequency energy to heat deeper layers of skin. The temperatures, both internal and external, are carefully controlled and monitored with precise readouts to ensure that overheating or damage to surrounding tissues does not occur. Heating the deeper skin layers, such as the dermis and sub-dermis cause the tissues to coagulate and tighten from the inside out. Results will continually improve over time as the skin is stimulated to produce more collagen. Lipolysis. BodyTite can help patients achieve their ideal body shape by addressing stubborn pockets of fat. This technology gently heats fat cells to temperatures that cause them to die – reducing the amount of fat cells, so you look more toned and slim. During treatment, radiofrequency is delivered below the skin via the cannula for fat coagulation. Fat is liquefied as the radiofrequency passes to the external electrode for collagen contractions. Not only does the reduction in fat create a smoother appearance, but encouraging collagen contractions helps create a more contoured appearance. What areas can be addressed with BodyTite? arms thighs (inner and outer) hips abdomen neck knees buttocks chest What are the potential side effects of BodyTite? After a BodyTite procedure, you may experience: temporarily uneven skin bruising swelling redness sensitivity Not every patient experiences the same side effects, and most side effects will subside within a few days after treatment. BodyTite Recovery The recovery period is minimal. After the procedure, you will need a ride home from the clinic as driving may not be safe, and walking could be painful. You may also need a couple of days off work, but most people can return to work within two days of having BodyTite performed. Be sure to go to your follow up appointments so the doctor can assess your healing progress and give you clearance for certain activities. BodyTite results Results can be seen immediately, with the best results most noticeable after 6 weeks, and continuing up to 12 months. Results will continually improve over time as the skin is stimulated to produce more collagen. Collagen is a structure that helps keep skin supple, soft, and strong. A healthy diet and exercise program should still be maintained in order to prolong BodyTite results. And, always use sun protection if you are going to be outdoors for an extended period of time. What are the benefits BodyTite over traditional liposuction? No large incisions Smoother looking results Better contraction of skin Does not require general anesthesia Quicker recovery Results will vary for each person and treatment area. However, most people enjoy an immediately contoured appearance that gradually improves. For most, one treatment session is enough to achieve desired results. Am I a good candidate for BodyTite? Treatments with BodyTite can be helpful if you want to see improved skin tightness and a more contoured body in one or several areas of your body. Most healthy adults who are frustrated with stubborn pockets of fat or excess skin may benefit from BodyTite. It is important to have realistic expectations for treatment, and this is not intended to be used as a weight loss treatment. BodyTite is not intended for significant weight loss and it’s recommended to be near your weight goal before BodyTite. Schedule your consultation for BodyTite with Joseph Eye & Laser in Brookfield,Ohio Joseph Eye & Laser is specially-trained in performing BodyTite procedures. During your consultation, you will have an opportunity to describe your aesthetic goals and health history. The doctor will assess whether BodyTite is right for you. They will also answer any of your questions or concerns about the BodyTite procedure and possible side effects that you may experience. To schedule your appointment for a BodyTite consultation with Joseph Eye & Laser, click here, or call our office in Brookfield at (330) 619-3155 today!