BodyTite ™ by Inmode is a unique non-surgical body sculpting technology which uses radiofrequency to remove stubborn deposits of fat and tighten the skin to produce a desired final shape.This particular system applies a directional form of this energy, as opposed to a diffuse field) to coagulate fat through volumetric heating, using an application known as RFAL(radiofrequency assisted lipolysis) to achieve a 3D remodeling of tissue. A “shrink-wrap effect” is produced through the liquification of adipose tissue and the tightening of skin to reverse the effects of sagging.  In this manner, BodyTite ™ fat removal helps men and women achieve a slimmer, shaplier contour in the face, neck and body, without the scarring that inevitably comes with surgical procedures.  

BodyTite fat removal procedures offer a non-surgical solution for improving body contours

BodyTite fat removal procedures offer a non-surgical solution for improving body contours

Non-Surgical Body Contouring Using Bi-Polar Radiofrequency and 3D Tissue Remodeling

Radiofrequency is a form of electromagnetic energy which is capable of delivering high heat intensities to deeper skin layers and adipose tissue beneath the surface. Radiofrequency assisted lypolysis (RFAL) uses this energy to melt fat. However, successful body contouring results depends on a more controlled application of RF. Also, the tightness of the skin also contributes to a desired svelte shape. 

BodyTite ™ offers a specialized bipolar delivery of radiofrequency. Rather than producing a general thermal field to liquify unwanted fat, the technology uses a concentrated, directional application of energy within a specifically defined zone. This helps to maximize the coagulation of fat in a uniform, highly controlled fashion. 

Additionally, bipolar radiofrequency also tightens the skin to produce a 3D remodeling of the tissue, much like kitchen stretch wrap. This unique heat application contracts the fibroseptal network within the subdermal fat layer which results in a tightening of the skin. It also stimulates the production of new elastin (elastogenesis), new collagen (neocollagenesis), and new blood vessels (angiogenesis). 

How Is A BodyTite ™  Procedure Performed

Non-surgical body contouring can help eliminate stubborn fat deposits. But it is not a substitute for exercise and a healthy lifestyle

Non-surgical body contouring can help eliminate stubborn fat deposits. But it is not a substitute for exercise and a healthy lifestyle

 

A BodyTite ™ procedure requires a small incision needed for inserting a small tube-like structure known as a cannula. 

There is also a component which rests on top of the skin to deliver the radiofrequency in a downward direction. The heat from this process causes the different layers of the skin to contract. Since fat (adipose) tissue is very sensitive to heat, it turns to liquid and is suctioned out of the body through the cannula. 

What Areas Can Be Treated With BodyTite ™ Fat Removal and Skin Tightening

BodyTite ™ procedures can be used to remove stubborn adipose tissue, tighten skin and improve the overall shape and contour of  the following areas.

  • stomach
  • love handles
  • arms
  • chest
  • breasts
  • knees
  • inner and outer thighs

BodyTite ™ Breast Lift – No Surgery and Scarring

Using the 3D tissue remodeling capabilities of the BodyTite ™ system, it is possible to restore a more youthful and lifted appearance for the breasts. With this type of application, fat removal is usually not a primary objective. But a tightening of the skin and the general contraction of these areas is desired to overcome sagging and produce the lift that is needed.

Although these goals used to require surgery, BodyTite ™ makes it possible to improve the contours of the breasts without scalpels and scarring. 

BodyTite ™ Hand Pieces For Non-Surgical Body Sculpting

The BodyTite ™ device consists of a main unit, also referred to as a platform or workstation. It houses the main components of the technology, such as the circuit boards, the computer software and the radiofrequency generator. It can also be used with accessory handpiece components designed with different configurations and sizes to treat specific areas of the body and face through more specialized forms of RFAL applications. 

Morpheus 8

The Morpheus 8 handpiece applies radiofrequency energy to the face, neck and body through a microneedling component. It is a subdermal adipose remodeling device (SARD) which represents the very first technology to perform full body contouring through a fractional application of energy.  This means that energy is applied in the form of microscopic treatment zones, treating just a fraction of the treatment region at a time. 

The benefit of this approach is that it gives the provider more control over the contouring process needed to perform more precise and nuanced refinements.  It is analogous to making exact edits to a digital photo using tiny pixels. 

Another benefit offered by Morpheus 8 is its unprecedented depth of penetration, delivering radiofrequency energy up to 4000 microns. Deeper applications are necessary to produce more optimal effects using this energy type.

AccuTite ™

The Accutite ™ handpiece can be plugged into the BodyTite ™ workstation to perform RFAL on face and body regions, particularly finer areas that require more precision to deliver exceptional accuracy without surgery, using local anesthesia. Patients are able to achieve highly desirable contours through more accurate targeting using directional radiofrequency which heats unwanted fat and subsequently contracts the skin. 

FaceTite ™

FaceTite™ is another type of handpiece which can be used with the BodyTite ™ central platform. It is intended for the face and smaller regions of the body. The FaceTite™ accessory unit uses directional, bipolar radiofrequency energy to create a concentrated thermal field used to remove fat and remodel the surrounding tissue. The results are highly comparable to a surgical face and necklift, without the scarring. 

BodyTite ™ Candidates For Minimally Invasive Contouring 

BodyTite minimally invasive body contouring helps qualified candidates avoid surgery and scarring.

BodyTite minimally invasive body contouring helps qualified candidates avoid surgery and scarring.

 

With its non-surgical approach to achieving a slimmer, shaplier body contour,BodyTite ™ offers a rather ideal procedure, particularly for patients who are not yet at the point of needing a tummy tuck surgery. In fact, this technology manages to close the treatment gap for three  groups of patients whose particular needs were previously underserved (1).

  1. Younger patients who wish to benefit from a tightening of soft tissue, without surgery, scarring and downtime
  2. Patients who display laxity of soft tissue where their cases are not severe enough for an excisional procedure. At the same time, these situations are not mild enough to achieve sufficient skin contraction using lipsuction alone
  3. Patients who have already undergone excisional surgery and continue to struggle with skin laxity. 

Prior to the advancements offered by BodyTite ™, these three groups faced high risks of either experiencing overtreatment or undertreatment through the existing procedures available. 

As a final note, the RFAL heat delivered by BodyTite ™ is safe enough for use on all ethnic skin tones with very minimal risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)

Candidates for these procedures should be in general good health with milder forms of skin laxity and within 30% of their ideal body weight. Having excess deposits of body fat are not required. 

  • Non-candidates for BodyTite ™ procedures include:
  • Patients with moderate to severe skin laxity
  • Individuals with pre-existing allergies to local anesthesia
  • Men and women with autoimmune diseases
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women

BodyTite ™ is not a weight reduction procedure, nor a quick fix alternative to a healthy diet and regular exercise. It offers qualified patients an alternative to surgery and scarring to achieve a more slender, lifted body contour as well as a tighter and more youthful looking face and neck. 

BodyTite ™ for Los Angeles Patients

If you reside in the general Southern California region and would like to know if BodyTite ™ is right for you, click the button below for a free online consultation with Dr.U. 

Frequently Asked Questions -BodyTite ™ Fat Removal and Skin Tightening

What is recovery like following a BodyTite ™ procedure?

A BodyTite ™ treatment is basically an outpatient procedure, requiring no hospitalization or general anesthesia. Patients are able to return home to recover for a few days before they resume their normal activities. There may be some swelling, soreness, bruising and tightness. But these issues usually resolve quite easily on their own. And the extent to which they occur is far less than surgery. 

How long does it take before I see the results after my BodyTite ™ treatment?

Results often start to become apparent soon after the procedure. However it takes about six months for treatment outcomes to finalize. Patients will need to take responsibility for maintaining their weight and body shape through diet and exercise to sustain the results of the fat removal that was achieved. 

How much skin contracture will a BodyTite ™ procedure accomplish?

A BodyTite ™ procedure is capable of achieving a skin contracture range of 35-45% over a period of about 12 months. 

Reference

(1) Dayan E, Chia C, Burns AJ, Theodorou S Adjustable Depth Fractional Radiofrequency Combined With Bipolar Radiofrequency: A Minimally Invasive Combination Treatment for Skin Laxity, Aesthet Surg J. 2019 Apr 8;39(Supplement_3):S112-S119. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjz055.

Further Reading

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