Are you struggling with unwanted pockets of fat around your body that just won’t go away, no matter how much exercise and careful dieting you do? If you’re ready to take the final steps to achieve your dream body, you may be interested in BodyTite. This unbelievable treatment uses the principles of liposuction alongside radiofrequency energy to destroy fat and give you a more sculpted, tight body. Best of all, the results can be permanent! We’re thrilled to offer this groundbreaking treatment here at Veda Medical in Live Oak, TX.
Does BodyTite Remove Fat?
There are two types of fat that our bodies carry: visceral, and subcutaneous. Visceral fat is stored deep within the body near our organs. Subcutaneous fat, meanwhile, is the jiggly stuff that can be pinched – around the arms, belly, thighs, butt, and wherever else. It’s widely considered the “cosmetic concern” type of fat. But incredibly, BodyTite works to remove subcutaneous fat for good, whilst simultaneously tightening the skin around it! It’s a fantastic treatment for those whose fat is an aesthetic concern rather than a health concern.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment removes unwanted fat from the body using radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology. During treatment, a series of micro-sized incisions are made to the areas of concern on the body. A thin cannula is inserted underneath the skin, where it emits thermal energy. This breaks up and liquifies fat cells. Simultaneously, an external electrode stimulates collagen contractions on the skin’s surface so that it visibly firms up, meaning patients don’t have to worry about the loose, stretched skin that sometimes occurs after fat loss.
What Will My Treatment Be Like?
The first step of this process will be to come in for an initial consultation with a member of our highly skilled staff. You can talk us through your cosmetic goals and ask us any questions you might have about treatment. We’ll go over your medical history to make sure you’re a healthy candidate, and collect some information about your lifestyle so we can ensure this treatment will work for you. If everything looks good, we’ll draw up a treatment plan for you.
A Unique Treatment Plan
All our patients have different aesthetic concerns. Some people want to remove bra line fat or fatty knees, while others seek to eliminate love handles and bat wings. Different people have differently-sized pockets of fat, too. That’s why we design every patient a specific, one-of-a-kind treatment plan that details where treatment will occur and how long each area will need, plus if you’ll need multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. Many of our patients only require one session to achieve stunning results!
On the Day
Treatment is performed in-house in our stunning Live Oak office. You’ll sit or lie in a comfortable position and we’ll apply a local anesthetic or gel to ensure you have a virtually pain-free experience. The tiny incisions will be made in the treatment areas, then one probe will be slid into them while the other one stays outside the skin. The device then sends electrical currents between the probes. Many patients report they can’t feel any of this! It generally takes between 30 and 40 minutes to treat each area.
What Is the Recovery Period Like?
Unlike its surgical counterparts, this treatment doesn’t require weeks of bed rest to recover. Instead, you’ll be able to carry on with life soon after, limiting movement for the first day or so but then quickly returning to business as usual. We’ll advise that you wear a compression garment and perhaps take certain medications in the weeks afterward, and stay away from strenuous exercise until you’ve healed. We’ll recommend adjusting your diet slightly to consume fewer sugars and salts, plus drinking plenty of water.
Why Do People Seek Out This Treatment?
A Natural Look
After your treatment, the body will flush liquified and destroyed fat cells out via excretion, which can take several weeks. This means your slimmer, more contoured body develops gradually rather than very abruptly (as is often the case with dramatic surgeries). While the results are noticeable and striking, you’ll be able to maintain your privacy around how you achieved them. Many of our patients appreciate that people think they just shed the last few pounds with diet and exercise.
Our bodies stop producing fat cells in adolescence, meaning they can’t replace any fat cells destroyed during treatment. So once the fat is gone, it’s gone for good! That being said, surrounding areas that haven’t been treated still carry fat cells, so weight gain in the future could result in new, more uneven-looking pockets of fat developing nearby. For this reason, it’s recommended that patients maintain a similar weight following treatment, sticking to a healthy diet and regular exercise.
The Final Hurdle
It can be disappointing to work so hard on your body and still not achieve the results you’ve been hoping for. Pockets of fat after a strict diet and exercise can even cause people to give up on the gym and eating well entirely! But it’s not the individual’s fault – our bodies are incredibly reluctant to lose fat since it’s a source of energy. This treatment can offer people the motivation they need to keep looking after themselves, or finally feel rewarded as their hard work pays off.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If you’re over 18 and struggling with stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t budge, this treatment may be right for you. Patients should have a clear understanding that this treatment is a cosmetic solution rather than a quick way to lose a lot of weight, and should be both close to their ideal weight already plus willing to stick to a healthy lifestyle following their treatment to maintain gorgeous results. We don’t prescribe one age or gender as an optimal candidate for treatment, since stubborn fat can affect anyone.
There are some medical conditions and medications that will render you ineligible for this treatment. Those who are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant will be advised against this treatment. We offer an incredible suite of services here at Veda Medical, so we’d be thrilled to run you through some other options. Likewise, if you do feel comfortable with a more invasive treatment, we may suggest some alternatives that can get you more immediate results.
What Are Some Alternatives to This Treatment?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty surgery, involves removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen to create a slimmer body shape. If the stubborn fat you’re struggling with is limited to the area around your lower stomach and belly button, this may be an ideal treatment for you. Like with BodyTite, candidates must be already close to their optimal weight. Importantly, this treatment is a surgical option, which means it will offer more dramatic results than a minimally-invasive treatment. You will, however, require a longer recovery period afterward.
Perhaps you’ve found that stubborn fat has been harder to remove since childbirth, and maybe you’re even struggling with some other cosmetic concerns too. The busyness of motherhood means things like a healthy diet and regular exercise are harder to maintain in your life, plus pregnancy can lead to changes in the body such as sagging skin and weight gain. If this is the case, we may suggest a Mommy Makeover, a variety of plastic surgeries that work in tandem to rejuvenate your body post-childbirth.
This treatment may include fat-reducing techniques such as liposuction, which involves surgically sucking fat out of the body, or may incorporate a tummy tuck. New mothers also appreciate that abdominoplasty surgery can remove stretch marks and scarring too! Excess fat in the breasts can be removed with a breast reduction or breast lift surgery. On top of everything else, we can even refresh your face with some injectables like Botox or Fillers so you can step out with a gorgeous new glow!
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you’re ready to say goodbye to the last few fatty areas that are standing between you and your dream body, then we’re ready to help. BodyTite takes the best parts of RF energy and liposuction to create one of the most effective fat-loss solutions on the market, so in one simple session, you can achieve your dream body and renew your confidence! To get started, contact Veda Medical in Live Oak, TX today.