A question that is often asked about liposuction is, “What happens to the excess skin after the fat is removed?” At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are pleased to offer Richmond BodyTite treatments. BodyTite is a radiofrequency assisted liposuction that addresses this by simultaneously tightening the skin as liposuction is performed.
Why is BodyTite So Popular?
BodyTite is exactly what it sounds like. With the ability to tighten the skin at the same time that liposuction is being done, this procedure removes fat and achieves skin tightening through a very small incision.
This revolutionary technique provides immediate body contouring which will continue to improve for up to six months. It’s a rapid, one-stage procedure that is perfect for anyone who is looking for a minimally invasive way to reduce both excess body fat and loose, sagging skin.
It is very popular because it avoids making large incisions or visible scarring, or demanding extensive downtime. The main areas that can be treated include the abdomen, love handles, thighs, flanks, buttocks, arms, the back, and the breasts or chest area.
How is BodyTite Different Than Regular Liposuction?
BodyTite is different than regular liposuction because it adds an extra element: tightening the skin with radiofrequency. The powerful (yet gentle) radiofrequency heat is delivered to the tissues, which causes tissue contraction and tightening.
Using a special probe, heat is directly delivered to a specific layer. This causes the connective tissue fibers to be shortened and tightened, resulting in new collagen formation.
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Can BodyTite Work on its Own?
BodyTite works best with liposuction; however, it can also be used to tighten skin without a liposuction procedure. It’s a strong technique for tissue reduction, and will result in an overall less “loose” skin appearance. Be aware, however, that BodyTite isn’t a treatment for wrinkles, stretch marks, or skin that has a “crepe paper” look.
Furthermore, BodyTite is a one-time procedure that doesn’t require multiple sessions (although you may want to have it done on other areas).
Learn More About Northern Virginia BodyTite Procedures
If you’re interested in trying a BodyTite procedure in Richmond, please contact us at he Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery. We would love to answer your questions and give you all the information you need about this life-changing procedure.