Introduction to BodyTite
We all strive to look and feel our best. Diet and exercise are the cornerstones of staying fit, but sometimes that is not sufficient. Now you have the answer: BodyTite. With BodyTite, you can reduce fat without having to worry about sagging or wrinkly skin. Patients can now achieve surgical-like results with no large incisional scars, less downtime, and long-lasting, beautiful results. At Aesthetics MedSpa, we strive to provide our Lansing patients with results that they can be proud of and feel confident with. To learn more about the BodyTite treatment and how it can improve your appearance, keep reading below.
What is BodyTite?
BodyTite is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive procedure that shapes, contracts, and lifts without the scalpel or scar. This treatment is a great solution for individuals who are looking to reduce fat without saggy, wrinkly skin and improve skin laxity after weight loss or aging. BodyTite uses RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) technology that addresses some of the shortcomings associated with traditional liposuction or surgical body lifts. BodyTite gently treats fat in stubborn areas while tightening the skin, helping you sculpt your body into its ultimate shape.
Some of the most common areas of treatment focus are:
- Inner/outer thighs
The other great thing about this treatment is that multiple areas can be treated in one visit and each zone will only take approximately 15 minutes of treatment.
BodyTite Vs Liposuction
Everyone is familiar with Liposuction, as it’s one of the most well-known procedures for weight loss available, but with the recent uptick of interest in BodyTite, many patients wonder: which one is best? While only you can decide which procedure you’d prefer, we enjoy providing the key differences between the two so that you can make your best-informed decision.
Traditional liposuction breaks up and removes the excess fat cells from targeted areas of your body with the assistance of a cannula (a small tube about the size of the tip of a pen) and inserts it underneath the skin. A laser then delivers energy to the fat cells, causing them to break apart, allowing the fat to be gently suctioned out.
BodyTite, on the other hand, will similarly reduce fat with the main difference being the type of energy used to break down the fat cells. Rather than use a laser, Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) is utilized to melt fat cells. BodyTite is less invasive than traditional lipo, requires only local anesthesia, and can be performed in a single 15 – 30 minute session, as opposed to several hours.
Skin Tightening Benefits
Here’s what really sets BodyTite apart – the RF energy actually tightens the skin during the procedure! Since traditional liposuction lacks this benefit, it can result in sagging skin after the procedure. BodyTite will also help improve your skin’s laxity, allowing many patients to see 40% firmer skin and more toned results.
Recovery and Downtime
Traditional lipo requires about 7 – 14 days of downtime, with an additional lengthy recovery time to see final results. Compression garments are also typically needed for up to six weeks. Lipo also generally results in uncomfortable bruising and swelling in the treated area, potential deep tissue bruising that can last weeks, and large scars that may never truly fade. Patients will also need about three to nine months before noticing results, with the best results after one year.
Most BodyTite patients only have two to three days of downtime and achieve full recovery within a couple of days. Although you may still need to wear a compression garment, it is normally removed after about two weeks. BodyTite patients can still expect some minor bruising and swelling, but the level of discomfort is greatly reduced. The treatment also leaves minimal scarring (if any) that will fade over time. BodyTite patients usually see results immediately after the procedure, with the best results noticeable after six months.
Keep in mind that with any procedure, results will vary from patient to patient.
Ultimately, if you have any questions or are unsure about what’s best for you, we encourage you to have that discussion with either Dr. Ronan or one of our skilled and highly trained Aestheticians.
Post Menopause Body Contouring
Just because you’re getting older, that doesn’t mean that you have to look older! BodyTite can remove that stubborn, excess fat and tighten sagging skin to give you a much more youthful appearance.
As a woman’s estrogen levels drop during menopause, it leads to the accumulation of excess fat in the hips and abdomen. It can also create changes in skin and breast appearance, with the potential to lose muscle mass. Menopause has also led to a slower metabolism, making it difficult to lose weight and tone your body.
BodyTite can help almost every woman who’s past menopause achieve better bodies with a very minimally-invasive procedure that requires less recovery time and even less pain than a traditional Liposuction procedure.
What are the Benefits of BodyTite?
BodyTite is a fantastic, non-surgical way of getting your body to achieve its ultimate shape. Some of the benefits that our Lansing BodyTite patients have discovered from their treatments are:
BodyTite: A Brief Introduction
Who are the Best Candidates for BodyTite?
At Aesthetic MedSpa, we feel the best candidates for BodyTite in Lansing, MI are those with the following characteristics:
What’s the First Step?
If you are interested in BodyTite in Lansing, MI, the first step is to schedule your consultation. When you come into our boutique MedSpa for your appointment, you will be able to have a one-on-one interaction with a member of our Aesthetics team where you will be able to ask any questions you may have, address your problematic areas, and receive a full evaluation of your body. You will also need to answer some medical and lifestyle questions to help provide us with a better understanding and ability to help you achieve your goals.
A custom treatment plan will be made for you, and if you agree with this plan, you will be able to have your first treatment session immediately afterward, or if need be, you can schedule a better day and time with our Patient Coordinator.
What to Expect on the Day of BodyTite
When it’s time for your BodyTite procedure, you will make yourself comfortable by either sitting or lying down in your reclining chair, depending on what is being treated. An anesthetic gel is then applied to the area to minimize any pain and prevent the RF rays to harm your skin. The treatment begins with some very small incisions at or near the treatment area. We will then infuse the treatment spot with a sterile solution to minimize discomfort and bleeding. Next, a portion of the handheld BodyTite utilizes two RF transmitting probes, one that is inserted into the incision, and kept outside the skin to allow the radiofrequency to adequately dissolve the unwanted fat and tighten your skin. Once completed, a small, thin tube will be inserted to suck out any excess, warmed fat. Finally, the incisions are closed with external sutures and a compression garment is applied.
You will be able to return home after your treatment, but you can expect some mild pain, bruising, and swelling, so you should consider taking it easy for a week or so. You should feel comfortable returning to your normal routine within a week or so and you should continue to wear your compressive garments around the clock during this time. Depending on the treatment area, downtime can be from a few days up to 10 days. A majority of our patients can see results practically immediately, but the best results are noticeable after 6 months and continue up to 12 months.
How Much Does BodyTite Cost in Lansing, MI?
The cost of BodyTite in Lansing is determined by several factors, including the number of areas of focus and how many treatments you will require. Once you come in for a consultation and have your treatment plan created, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a cost breakdown of your treatment.
Why Choose Us?
Aesthetics MedSpa is Lansing’s premier medical spa owned and operated by Dr. Arthur Ronan, D.O., a Board-certified Family Physician trained in dermatology and cosmetic surgery with a passion for helping patients achieve wellness and feel good from the inside out. Dr. Ronan has been practicing medicine in the Lansing area for over 20 years and has a passion for education, both for himself and his team, as well as sharing that knowledge with his patients. Our team shares his passion and strives to achieve maximum results with minimal risk.
Schedule Your Consultation
You should be proud of your body and want to show it off! If you are in the Lansing area and are interested in how BodyTite can help you, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation at Aesthetics MedSpa today! You can call us at (517) 574-4655 or book an appointment through our website.
“ I have been seeing Dr. Ronan for Botox for migraines for years. Due to my Moyamoya disease nothing takes my pain away completely but the injections do help. He is great, and his staff is very nice. He is also my husband’s general practitioner. He is a wonderful doctor and a very nice person.”
- Lisa K.
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