BodyTite is a relatively recent body contouring procedure that is gaining in popularity. This gentle form of liposuction treatment uses radiofrequency waves to melt excess fat with a patented process, known as RFAL™ (Radio Frequency Assisted LipoTightening).
Melting the fat prior to suctioning means that the process is less traumatic; BodyTite patients experience less pain and less post-procedure swelling and discomfort than with traditional liposuction.
Dr. Robert Sleightholm of Brampton Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa has been performing BodyTite procedures since the technique was approved, and has seen exceptional results. “BodyTite is a breakthrough procedure that combines both fat removal and skin tightening.
BodyTite is particularly effective for those who are experiencing areas where skin laxity is a problem. A woman who has loose skin on her abdomen caused by pregnancies is an ideal candidate for BodyTite. BodyTIte also works very well on areas containing stubborn fat such as “love handles” or “saddlebags.”
The procedure can be performed on virtually any area of the body, including: abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, back and other areas of fat deposits, It can also be a good combination treatment for tummy tucks, body lifts, neck and mini-facelifts. BodyTite’s gentle and deep heating usually results in significant body tightening. Results can be seen immediately, with best results realized in six to twelve weeks.
BodyTite is a minimally invasive procedure performed under general anesthesia that takes approximately one to three hours, depending on how many areas are targeted. Patients wear a compression garment post-procedure, and can usually resume normal activities shortly afterward. Because the fat that is suctioned is liquid, it can be removed through a very small incision that usually heals quickly.
Dr. Sleightholm advises choosing a doctor who has experience with performing the BodyTIte procedure, preferably one who has certification as a plastic surgeon. In Canada, the two professional organizations for plastic surgeons are The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) and The Canadian Society of Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgeons (CSAPS). Before undergoing any procedure, make sure that your surgeon has the credentials and the experience level to ensure a safe procedure that results in the desired outcome.