If you do your best to stay at a healthy body weight, yet you still have annoying pockets of fat, it may be time to eliminate that fat once and for all with BodyTite™. Husam Elias, MD, DMD, FACS, at Southern California Center for Surgical Arts proudly offers this innovative system that gently and artistically reshapes your body while tightening your skin, and all without needing surgery. To learn more about BodyTite or to schedule an appointment, call the office in Sherman Oaks, California, or use the online booking feature.
BodyTite is a cutting-edge medical device that performs radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL™). Thanks to its innovative design — an internal cannula or tube and an external electrode — you can count on reshaping your body and tightening your skin at the same time.
BodyTite’s thin cannula goes under your skin and into the targeted fat. The cannula emits radiofrequency (RF) energy that heats and liquefies fat cells, and then it simultaneously aspirates the waste, quickly removing it from your body. BodyTite is about four times faster than other laser-assisted liposuction devices.
The external electrode glides across the top of your skin directly above the cannula’s RF tip. RF energy flows from the cannula toward the external electrode, creating a tightly controlled treatment that affects only the targeted area.
As the RF waves travel up to your skin, their heat contracts existing collagen, giving you an immediate tightening effect. The heat also triggers collagen production. While the initial skin tightening is temporary, the boost in new collagen continues to tighten your skin for several months.
BodyTite does an exceptional job of eliminating excess fat in problem areas like your waist, abdomen, back, hips, thighs, and arms. However, it’s used for body contouring, not weight loss.
Body contouring targets pockets of fat that stick around despite diet and exercise. As a result, the best candidates for BodyTite RFAL are women and men who maintain a healthy body weight.
Dr. Elias applies a local anesthetic and then makes a very small incision to accommodate the narrow cannula. During your procedure, Dr. Elias moves the cannula through the targeted pocket of fat until the entire area is treated.
Throughout your procedure, the built-in control system monitors the temperature to ensure it’s warm enough to produce results while maintaining a comfortable skin temperature.
The length of your session depends on the size and number of fat pockets being treated. However, one session is typically all you need to get optimal results.
After your BodyTite procedure, you should expect minimal swelling and bruising. You’ll be able to get back to your normal activities in a few days.
If you’re ready to reshape your body, call Southern California Center for Surgical Arts or book an appointment online today.