If you have been researching body contouring procedures, you probably have some questions about the differences between surgical options like liposuction and less-invasive alternatives like BODYTITE. However, as board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Funt explains, the choice isn’t always a case of either/or. In fact, combining BODYTITE with liposuction can maximize the results to reveal amazing contours.
What Is BODYTITE?
BODYTITE is a minimally invasive fat reduction procedure that eliminates fat with radiofrequency energy. This treatment melts fat cells, which are then suctioned out by your doctor. Concurrently, the radiofrequency tightens the skin to help create nicer contours. Because the heat also promotes collagen production, the firmness of the skin further improves in the weeks and months to follow.
BODYTITE is a quicker procedure overall than liposuction surgery and requires significantly less downtime. It is approved by the FDA for use on various parts of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, breasts, arms and knees.
Why Would You Combine BODYTITE with Liposuction?
This is a fair question, and one we hear at Funt Aesthetics frequently. If both liposuction and BODYTITE eliminate unwanted fat cells, what is the benefit of doing both simultaneously? Simply put, a less-invasive procedure like BODYTITE cannot compete with the amount of fat that liposuction suctions out. If your problem areas require more fat removal, you may need the surgical option to achieve your desired results.
At the same time, liposuction does nothing to improve the condition of the skin. After removing fat, the skin may remain stretched out, obscuring the new contours. By adding BODYTITE to the procedure, your skin’s collagen production is increased, which in time tightens the skin. The tighter skin can then better show off your newly trimmed down physique. Our patients who have combined these procedures find that they complement each other well.
Should You Try Combining Them?
For many patients, combining BODYTITE and liposuction yields the best results. However, your skin may be youthful and elastic enough that it does not need BODYTITE, or perhaps the amount of fat you want to target may also be small enough that BODYTITE alone is sufficient for the job.
The way to know for sure whether combining these procedures is beneficial for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Funt. During this appointment, he can assess your skin and fat and provide his professional opinion as to which procedure or procedures can best achieve your desired results. To speak to a surgeon who is regularly recognized as Long Island’s “Top Doctor,” please call (516) 295-0404.