Everyone’s body changes over time. Sometimes, those changes can leave you with loose skin or stubborn fat deposits that just won’t go away. Whether you’ve undergone an extreme weight loss journey or just the natural aging process, loose skin can stand in the way of having the body you want.
At Chetco Medical and Aesthetics, we can help Gold Beach, OR, residents tighten loose skin and eliminate stubborn fat deposits with BodyTite. Keep reading to learn how this FDA-approved procedure works and who it’s right for.
What Is BodyTite?
BodyTite is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that utilizes radiofrequency-assisted liposuction to target and eliminate unwanted fat while also tightening loose skin.
At Chetco Medical and Aesthetics, BodyTite procedures are performed using local anesthesia and a mild sedative.
How Does BodyTite Body Contouring Work?
BodyTite works by combining traditional tumescent liposuction with radiofrequency technology to achieve significant body contouring.
Since it is a liposuction procedure, small incisions are needed. But we keep you as comfortable as possible using a local anesthetic and mild sedative.
Before the liposuction step, tumescent fluid is injected into the areas that are being treated. The tumescent fluid is a mixture of saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine, and it serves multiple purposes.
First, it will help numb the area to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. It also acts as a vasoconstrictor, causing your blood vessels to constrict and making recovery easier. When it is injected, it will cause the area to swell and the fat cells to harden.
A thin probe is then inserted under the skin, where it releases small bursts of energy that liquefies and coagulates the targeted fat cells. These energy bursts also spur collagen production and tissue contraction to start restoring and tightening loose skin. The liquified fat is then gently extracted using a thin microcannula.
Can BodyTite Cause Significant Weight Loss?
Some people mistakenly believe the dramatic results achieved with BodyTite can take the place of losing weight with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. But BodyTite is not meant for people who are obese or very overweight, as it is not intended to be a weight loss surgery.
It is better suited for people who have undergone a dramatic weight loss and are stuck with loose skin or a few localized stubborn fat deposits. You will likely lose a little bit of weight as a result of the treatment since fat is sucked out, but fat reduction with BodyTite focuses primarily on improving your body shape and contour, not your weight.
What You’ll Love About Our BodyTite Treatments
Body contouring with the help of BodyTite has distinct advantages over other methods of tightening and contouring. Read on to learn more about what our patients in Gold Beach, OR, love the most about BodyTite treatments at Chetco Medical and Aesthetics.
A huge benefit of BodyTite treatments is that they are highly customizable and can be tailored to fit your individual needs.
Everybody has different aesthetic concerns and goals when it comes to their body. When you visit Chetco Medical and Aesthetics, we listen to those concerns and goals in order to come up with a treatment plan that is uniquely yours.
BodyTite can be used to treat areas such as the following:
Almost any area on your body with loose skin or a little extra fat can be tightened, toned, and smoothed out with BodyTite.
Some fat reduction treatments can produce inconsistent, uneven, or unnatural-looking results, leaving you with areas that are undertreated and others that are overtreated.
The BodyTite device is incredibly precise when it comes to maintaining the ideal temperature to melt fat and stimulate collagen production. This ensures that every area receives equal treatment to create smoother and more natural-looking results, especially when multiple areas are treated.
Traditional liposuction has no effect on the appearance of cellulite. But since BodyTite works to remove fat and tighten skin at the same time, it can smooth out the appearance of cellulite on areas like your thighs, buttocks, and stomach.
This is a huge benefit because it eliminates the need for additional cellulite reduction treatments.
A BodyTite procedure comes with very little downtime and a relatively mild recovery process. Within a week, you’ll likely feel like your normal self, but you should still refrain from strenuous exercise for a little while
Most people fully recover from their BodyTite procedure within a few weeks. If you have a sedentary job, you may be able to return to work within just a couple of days.
This is a major difference compared to invasive procedures that achieve similar results but take several weeks to fully recover from, such as tummy tucks and thigh lifts.
Multiple Sessions Aren’t Needed
Unlike many skin tightening and fat reduction treatments, only one BodyTite session is needed to see the results you want.
It may take several weeks to see the full effects of the skin tightening, but you will see improvement in skin laxity from week to week after the procedure as your body produces more collagen.
Am I a Good Candidate for BodyTite?
In general, anyone who is medically healthy and has reasonable expectations is a good candidate for BodyTite. However, a consultation with one of our doctors is still necessary so that we can go over your medical history and discuss everything you need to know about the procedure.
Give us a call today to schedule your consultation at Chetco Medical and Aesthetics in Gold Beach, OR.