Could you use a little help getting your body in shape? Maybe pregnancy, weight loss or aging has left you with loose, sagging skin. Perhaps you just need some help getting rid of stubborn, unwanted fat. A revolutionary treatment called BodyTite™ Radiofrequency Skin Tightening can tighten and sculpt your body with just one easy treatment. It’s one of the many cosmetic services offered by the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI.
What Is BodyTite™ Radiofrequency Skin Tightening?
As its name implies, this treatment uses radiofrequency energy to melt away fat, tighten loose or sagging skin, and minimize cellulite. BodyTite involves the delivery of radiofrequency energy both above and below the skin, resulting in a three-dimensional tightening of the skin and the tissues that lie below. It can be used all over the body, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, and back. This versatile treatment can even be used on the elbows and knees!
We often perform this treatment in combination with liposuction to maximize the amount of body contouring a patient can achieve.
Are the Results Permanent?
Yes. This treatment permanently gets rid of fat, and only one treatment is needed to achieve results. However, it won’t prevent you from gaining weight in the future, so you’ll want to adhere to a healthy lifestyle to preserve your results long-term.
How Much Can This Treatment Tighten Skin?
This treatment can noticeably tighten your skin. Some studies have shown that patients can tighten their skin up to 40 to 50 percent with this treatment. There is, however, a limit to what can be accomplished. For patients with a significant amount of excess skin, surgery may be the better option.
Does this work on Cellulite?
Yes. Many people are affected by cellulite in some area of their body. Unfortunately, diet and exercise usually does not work to improve this condition. Even liposuction can worsen the appearance of cellulite when it is not used in combination with a skin tightening device like BodyTite™. BodyTite™ is an effective treatment to help improve cellulite through optimal skin contraction, particularly in problem areas like the thighs.
Can This Treatment Help With Bat Wings?
Yes. Bat wings, which refer to the loose, sagging skin that can develop on the back of the upper arms, can be addressed with this treatment. BodyTite™ Radiofrequency Skin Tightening can also help with love handles, bra-line fat, and other common cosmetic concerns.
Is This an Option for Both Men and Women?
Yes. This treatment is effective for patients of both genders.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes. This treatment has been approved by the FDA. The BodyTite™ technology has gone through rigorous testing and has extensive safety features.
How It Works
During treatment, we’ll make a tiny incision and insert a narrow probe, called a cannula, beneath the skin. The tip of the cannula will be equipped with an electrode that emits radiofrequency energy. At the same time, a handheld device with an external electrode will also distribute radiofrequency energy from above your skin. The energy will heat the treatment area in a way that tightens the skin and melts fat, which is then suctioned out of the body through a liposuction cannula.
This treatment is performed entirely under local anesthesia in our facility, without the need for sedation or general anesthesia.
Is This Treatment Painful?
You won’t have to worry about pain with this treatment. Local anesthesia will be applied to the treatment area so that you won’t feel a thing during your procedure.
What Is Recovery Like?
Most patients plan to rest for a couple of days after their treatment and resume exercise after about two weeks. Most people only require Tylenol or Motrin for mild pain for a few days after the treatment. Many patients who have BodyTite alone, without liposuction, do not require any pain medication at all! If liposuction is performed as well, your recovery could take a little longer.
Will I Have Scars Afterwards?
You won’t have to worry about scarring after this treatment. The tiny incisions we make to place the tube beneath your skin will be so minimal that you won’t notice a scar.
When Will I See Changes in My Body?
Your results will be visible immediately after treatment, and they’ll continue to develop and improve over the next six months.
How Does This Differ From Liposuction?
This treatment differs from liposuction in a couple of different ways. Liposuction removes fat by physically sucking it out of the body through a tube. BodyTite™ Radiofrequency Skin Tightening uses heat to melt the fat first, making it easier to extract and giving the patient more refined results. BodyTite also tightens the skin; something liposuction does not accomplish.
Although they work in different ways, the two treatments complement each other, which is why some patients opt to have them performed together.
Who Is This Right For?
The best candidates for this treatment are in good overall health and are fairly close to their ideal body mass index. These are patients who simply need a little help getting rid of fat that has become particularly stubborn, or need skin tightening in areas that have become loose. They are realistic about what can be achieved with this treatment and can commit to a healthy lifestyle to maintain their results.
What Advantages Are Associated With This Treatment?
It’s a Convenient Treatment
BodyTite™ Radiofrequency Skin Tightening is a convenient way to get your body in shape. You won’t have to worry about an extensive recovery or hospital stay, and the amount of time you’ll need for recovery is much shorter than some other cosmetic treatments. If you want to improve your body with minimum fuss and downtime, this treatment is an ideal solution.
It Offers Lasting Results
This treatment permanently gets rid of fat. That means you won’t have to worry about scheduling periodic maintenance sessions. This is a one-and-done treatment.
It Can Comprehensively Contour Your Body
This versatile treatment can be used to improve your body in several different ways. It can slim down areas with unwanted fat that have resisted diet and exercise. It can also lift and sculpt the loose skin that can develop after pregnancy, significant weight loss, or with the natural aging process. This treatment can even help with cellulite.
It Can Help You Feel Great About Yourself
Many of the patients who undergo this treatment have struggled with frustrating cosmetic body issues for years. This treatment allows them to finally take control of their body and put their best self forward. With BodyTite™ Radiofrequency Skin Tightening, you’ll be able to tackle your specific problem areas while leaving the curves you like elsewhere on your body intact. You’ll look great, and you’ll feel even better.
The Body You’ve Been Working Toward Is Within Reach
You don’t have to struggle with unwanted fat and loose skin any longer. BodyTite™ Radiofrequency Skin Tightening at the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI, makes it easy to tone up your body and accomplish your cosmetic goals.