Loose skin and subcutaneous fat can affect your body shape. Diet and exercise alone are not always effective for targeting specific areas that need fat loss or skin tightening. While there are plastic surgery options that can remove fat or tighten the skin, not everyone needs an invasive body contouring procedure. Maia Plastic Surgery offers minimally invasive body contouring with BodyTite at our facility in the Washington, D.C., and Tysons Corner, VA, metro area.
Minimally Invasive Body Contouring with BodyTite
BodyTite by InMode is a body contouring procedure that is completed using radiofrequency thermal energy to affect the various layers of skin and the fat underneath. The thermal energy helps liquefy excess fat while lifting and tightening the skin. This combines fat removal with skin tightening in one procedure, which is ideal for those with some skin laxity who want to use liposculpture to reshape their body.
BodyTite body contouring can be used for targeted areas to shrink, sculpt and tighten the skin and tissue. Common areas treated include the upper arms, abdomen, thighs and hips. This is a much less invasive procedure compared to traditional liposuction or incisional lift and tightening surgery.
Body Sculpting and Skin Remodeling
The BodyTite procedure can be performed with local anesthesia, which is a safer option for patients. A small incision is made in the treatment area to insert the radiofrequency probe under the skin. There is also a wand above the skin, relaying RF energy. The probe delivers heat to the fatty tissue while the wand uses RF energy to tighten and remodel the skin. Once the fatty tissue is liquefied, a small cannula is inserted into the incision to suction out the fat cells.
The recovery and downtime after a BodyTite procedure are minimal compared to more invasive body contouring surgery. The incision and scar are almost invisible once they heal. The benefits are incredible as the increased collagen in the skin tightens and firms to the contoured body part over the months following the procedure.
If you are interested in minimally invasive body contouring with BodyTite, come see us at Maia Plastic Surgery. Contact our office in Tysons Corner, VA, or Chevy Chase, MD, in the Washington, D.C. and Bethesda area to schedule a consultation.