BodyTite is a new procedure quickly gaining popularity as a less invasive and more effective alternative to liposuction. Unlike liposuction, which can be quite painful and often results in significant bruising and swelling, BodyTite uses radiofrequency energy to liquefy the fat cells before they are sucked out.
BodyTite and liposuction are both great solutions to achieve the body contours you hope to have. It can be hard to decide which treatment to go for. We recommend scheduling an in-person consultation with our board-certified surgeons to make a final decision. Until then, here are some things to consider before making your choice!
When BodyTite is a Better Option Than Liposuction
It is important to consider all the factors that come into play with a BodyTite or liposuction procedure. Depending on your unique needs and body factors, you may decide one option is better than the other.
If you are looking for a less invasive treatment with fewer side effects, BodyTite may be the right choice for you. The radiofrequency energy used in the procedure helps to liquefy the fat cells before they are removed. This results in less pain, bruising, and swelling than with traditional liposuction treatment.
The incision needed with BodyTite is much smaller than that needed with liposuction. This means that scarring afterward will be minimal comparatively.
Shorter Recovery Time
When you don’t have time for a long downtime after a procedure, BodyTite might be the better option. Another advantage of BodyTite over liposuction is the shorter recovery time. Because the procedure is less invasive, you can expect to return to your normal activities much sooner than you would after liposuction treatment.
In most cases, patients report being able to return to work and other activities within a few days following their BodyTite procedure. Liposuction patients often need to take at least a week (and often more) off before returning to their regular schedule.
You Want Skin Tightening Benefits
If you are also concerned about loose or saggy skin, BodyTite can help with that too! The radiofrequency energy used in the procedure helps tighten the skin and remove unwanted fat. This can give you the sculpted look you desire as well as improve your skin’s appearance.
Liposuction alone will not provide skin tightening benefits. If you are looking for both fat removal and skin tightening, BodyTite is the better choice. Radiofrequency tightens skin by heating the collagen fibers and encouraging new collagen production.
You Wish To Avoid General Anesthesia
If the thought of being put under general anesthesia for a liposuction procedure is not appealing to you, BodyTite may be a better solution. BodyTite can be done with local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia, and the treatment itself is much shorter.
Local anesthesia is injected into the treatment area to numb it. You will be awake during the procedure but should not feel any pain. Many people report feeling only a mild warmth or tingling sensation during the treatment.
Side effects of local anesthesia are usually minimal and much less common than with general anesthesia. These can include feeling nauseous, dizzy, or lightheaded.
You Don’t Have Enough Fat For Liposuction
Liposuction requires a certain amount of fat in order to be effective. This is one reason to have an in-person consultation with your surgeon. Liposuction may not be the right procedure for you if you don’t have enough fat, and you will need to discuss other options.
BodyTite can still be an effective treatment for fat removal even if you don’t have enough for liposuction. You are able to treat smaller areas effectively.
What Liposuction Can Do That BodyTite Cannot
While BodyTite has many advantages over liposuction, there are also some things that liposuction can do that BodyTite cannot.
Larger Treatment Areas
Liposuction may be your best bet if you need to target a larger treatment area. The traditional liposuction procedure can treat multiple areas at once, while BodyTite is best for smaller, more specific areas.
Removal of More Fat
Liposuction can remove more fat than BodyTite. If you need to remove a large amount of fat, liposuction may be the better option.
That being said, BodyTite can still remove a significant amount of fat. And in some cases, patients may actually prefer the results they get from BodyTite over liposuction.
Treatment In One Session
Another advantage of liposuction is that it can be done in one session. BodyTite requires more sessions to achieve the desired results if there are multiple areas to be treated or if the patient would like additional fat removed after healing.
This may not be a big deal for some patients, but if you want to get your treatment done and over with as quickly as possible, liposuction may be the better choice.
Choose The Procedure That Is Right For You
Both BodyTite and liposuction are excellent choices for fat removal. The best way to decide which procedure is right for you is to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Your surgeon will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend the best treatment option for you. Be sure to ask about all of the risks and potential side effects of each procedure so that you can make an informed decision.
How BodyTite is Changing the World of Liposuction
Liposuction has been the gold standard for fat removal for many years, the newer BodyTite procedure is quickly gaining in popularity. BodyTite uses radiofrequency energy to liquefy the fat cells before they are sucked out. This makes the procedure less invasive and more effective than traditional liposuction.
BodyTite also has the added benefit of stimulating collagen production. This can help to improve the skin’s appearance and give you long-lasting results.
This new aesthetic technology is giving patients more options than just surgery and procedures that target contouring through fat removal and skin tightening at the same time.
The Bottom Line
There are many factors to consider when choosing between BodyTite and liposuction. Both procedures have their advantages and disadvantages. The best way to make a decision is to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you decide which treatment is right for you.
Schedule a BodyTite Procedure in Tennessee
Give The Lett Center a call to book your consultation today! The Lett Center offers both BodyTite and liposuction procedures. We will work with you to determine which procedure is right for your individual needs.