BodyTite Liposuction for Houston, TX, Patients
If your consistent diet and exercise isn’t erasing certain small fat deposits around your hips, arms, thighs, or other “trouble areas,” then you want a solution that targets those areas with the least amount of discomfort and disruption to your normal routine. At Texas Center for Breast and Body, we’re proud to offer more than one type of liposuction to best suit the physical needs and body shape goals of our patients, including BodyTite liposuction for those who want a safe and effective way to eliminate fat, without a long recovery period interfering with their active lifestyle. Contact our plastic surgery clinic in Houston for a private consultation with Dr. Schusterman, and together we’ll evaluate the best options available from among our range of technology, services, and expertise.
How is BodyTite Different from Traditional Liposuction?
BodyTite liposuction is a minimally invasive lipolysis technique designed to dissolve fatty deposits in targeted areas of the body, while simultaneously tightening the skin—something that traditional liposuction doesn’t do. BodyTite, also known as radio frequency-assisted liposuction, or RFAL, represents a major innovation in the field of body contouring, body sculpting, and liposuction. The procedure is suitable for both men and women who want to get rid of stubborn fatty deposits in localized areas of the body using the most advanced techniques available.
During a BodyTite liposuction procedure, a hollow tube called a cannula is inserted beneath the skin through a tiny incision. Using an electrode placed on the surface of the skin, an electrical current flows between the tip of the cannula and the electrode, creating a contained field of thermal energy generated by the current. This technique heats and liquefies fat cells, which are then drawn out of the body via a regular liposuction cannula.
To tighten the remaining skin, the radio frequency waves used in the electrical current also stimulate the production of collagen, the natural protein responsible for keeping connective tissue in the skin tight and closely knit. The final result leaves the treated area looking and feeling firmer and more toned.
What Are the Benefits Of BodyTite?
One of the main benefits of BodyTite liposuction over traditional methods is that it’s a minimally invasive procedure that only requires tiny incisions. This means patients enjoy several benefits after surgery, including less bruising, pain, and discomfort during the recovery period compared to other surgical procedures. The risk of scarring and chances of infection are also minimized in a less invasive liposuction. The typical recovery time is one to two days, while some patients are able return to work the day after their procedure thanks to a quick recovery and minimal pain.
Another major advantage of BodyTite liposuction lies in the results. Because the radiofrequency waves not only dissolve unwanted fat, but also stimulate the production of collagen, BodyTite liposuction reduces the appearance of cellulite and firms the remaining skin. Compared to traditional liposuction, the tiny microcannulas used in BodyTite reduce the chance of developing lumps or other irregularities. For some patients who seek a tighter, leaner shape after losing some of their natural skin elasticity, this is a particularly effective solution in areas such as the lower belly and love handles.
Are You a Good Candidate for BodyTite Liposuction?
Ideal candidates for BodyTite are adult men and women in good overall health and fitness, but can’t eliminate stubborn areas of localized fat deposits through their current diet and exercise routine. Like all liposuction techniques, BodyTite effectively reduces body fat, but it is not a weight loss surgery or fast track to better fitness. Severely obese patients are typically not good candidates for the procedure until they achieve a healthy body mass index through natural methods, and anyone who undergoes BodyTite liposuction will need to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle post-surgery to maintain their results.
BodyTite can improve the appearance of fatty deposits and loose skin in common trouble spots including:
- Abdomen (tummy and “love handles”)
- Inner and outer thighs
- Pectorals (male breasts)
- Pubic mound
Other Types of Liposuction
To best serve every patient who visits us based on their unique health needs and personal goals, Texas Center for Breast and Body offers three types of liposuction, as well as other body, face, and breast procedures to shape any target area for the best possible results. Our liposuction expertise also includes Traditional Liposuction methods. Call our cosmetic surgery office today at (713) 794-0368 to schedule a consultation and determine which options or combination of procedures is right for you.
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Although his research and development of microsurgical reconstruction techniques established his reputation, his knowledge and understanding of the human body and the challenges associated with aiding patients suffering with head and neck injuries as well as breast cancer patients has made Dr. Schusterman an award-winning plastic surgeon.
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