Any procedure that reshapes the natural curvatures of your body is considered body contouring. For the most part, these procedures are designed to remove small areas of fat and smooth skin to create more youthful and alluring shapes. So can you have body contouring without surgery?
Can You Have Body Contouring Without Surgery?
While surgical body contouring is a popular option, thanks to the immediate and noticeable difference, there are nonsurgical procedures available. Technologies like BodyTite allow board-certified plastic surgeons to melt thin layers of fat and tighten skin over multiple appointments to create noticeable and lasting results.
What Is BodyTite?
BodyTite uses radiofrequency lipolysis to target fat cells and melt them with heat. You will almost definitely need multiple treatments to achieve your desired results, but it is well worth the wait. With BodyTite there’s no downtime, and each treatment only takes about one hour.
How Does BodyTite Work?
If you’re considering BodyTite in Beverly Hills, then you will want to know what is involved. This is the general breakdown of the process.
Prior to starting the procedure, you will have an anesthetic gel applied to the targeted area of your body. It will simply be spread across the top of your skin to numb the area and provide protection from the heat produced by the device.
A Small Incision
BodyTite is a precision technology that does require the insertion of a probe beneath the skin. In order to insert the probe, your surgeon will make a very small incision. The probe is tiny, so the incisions generally don’t even need stitches.
Inserting the Probe
When the incision is made, your surgeon will gently insert the probe. You will notice that the BodyTite device has another parallel arm that hovers above your skin. The two arms communicate with each other to pass targeted amounts of heat between the two to melt the fat cells and stimulate healing responses in your skin.
Removing Melted Fat
Your body will naturally dispose of the destroyed fat cells, but it is common for surgeons to help the process along. In order to do this, they will insert a very small cannula, about 3 millimeters, into the treated area to remove melted fat.
Bandaging the Incision Site
Your incision site will not generally require stitches. Once your treatment is complete, your surgeon will clean and dress the site to prevent infection and promote healing. Within a few months, there will be virtually no evidence that you had any work done.
What Does BodyTite Do?
BodyTite uses heat to destroy fat cells, but it does so much more than that. The heat used by BodyTite to destroy fat cells also stimulates your body’s natural healing responses. In the weeks following each BodyTite treatment, your skin will actively work to repair itself.
Your skin will contract, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, it will produce more collagen, giving your skin a youthful plumpness. Altogether, BodyTite does a great job of reducing the appearance of fat and using the skin’s own healing tools to contract the skin over the new contours of your body.
Other Options for Body Contouring
In addition to BodyTite and other forms of radiofrequency lipolysis there are several other categories of nonsurgical body contouring. Popular options include: cool sculpting, laser lipolysis, and injection lipolysis.
Each of these options offer moderate results over the course of several treatments. However, if you would like to see more drastic results in a single treatment, then you can always discuss other forms of plastic surgery in Beverly Hills with your plastic surgeon.
If you aren’t sure what will work best for you, meet with your board-certified surgeon to discuss your goals and learn about the options that fit most with your current needs.