Dietary changes and exercise are great ways to feel better and improve your overall health. But as we get older, we may develop stubborn, excess fat. These areas can be difficult to trim through diet and exercise alone. Traditional plastic surgery, such as liposuction, can help, and when combined with BodyTite to shrink the skin, the results are drastically improved.
Fortunately, BodyTite is a safe, minimally invasive treatment usually combined with liposuction. that can help tone and remove excess fat from stubborn areas. If you get in touch with us at our Houston office, Dr. Layton could address all of the questions or concerns you may have about this procedure and determine if BodyTite is right for your needs.
BodyTite Can Reduce Challenging Fat Accumulated Over Time
About 90 percent of a person’s body fat is subcutaneous or below the skin. It can be felt and seen across the body, especially in the hips, belly, thighs, knees, and buttocks. As people age, subcutaneous fat tends to increase, especially in female bodies. Aging can also make reducing fat and sculpting those areas more difficult.
Specific areas can prove increasingly difficult to maintain, even with diet and exercise, such as:
- Under the arms
- In tissues of the lower chest wall
- Around the hips, belly, and buttocks
- Behind the knees and upper legs
- Back and flanks
BodyTite is an FDA-approved procedure that may be an ideal solution if you want to look your best as your body continues to mature. This treatment is an innovative approach to fat reduction and body sculpting, and its benefits may include less downtime and a shorter recovery period. As Dr. Layton could further explain, this procedure has a solid track record of improved skin tightness and body shaping, high patient satisfaction, and a low rate of adverse effects.
How Does BodyTite Remove Fat and Tighten Skin?
The key to this procedure is a state-of-the-art handheld device that provides safe, effective radio frequencies (RF), or heat energy. Dr. Layton uses this device to sculpt and tone parts of the body, and it delivers RF energy in two ways:
- An internal probe goes under the skin, through a tiny incision, to deliver RF energy. The incisions are smaller and less invasive than those needed to perform more traditional liposuction.
- An internal electrode delivers RF energy directly to the skin. The device has many safety features that generate precise amounts of energy and prevent overheating.
Simply put, the internal probe causes unwanted fat and collagen to swell
and harden from the heat. A small suction tube removes the unwanted tissue. The outer part heats and tightens the skin.
How Safe is a BodyTite Procedure?
Dr. Layton strives to provide his patients the safest possible experience before, during, and after their cosmetic treatment. Quality of care and your peace of mind are paramount, and we will take the time to get to know you and your specific needs before initiating BodyTite sculpting. For example, depending on which areas you wish to focus on, your procedure may take as little as 30 minutes, but usually no longer than 90 minutes.
For most patients, a local anesthetic is enough to manage pain. And though the procedure is relatively new, there is already a significant amount of safety data from clinical trials. Since it is
minimally invasive and requires only minor incisions, it is considered very safe.
Call our Houston Office Today for a BodyTite Consultation
We understand how deeply personal the choice to change your body can be. When diet and exercise are not enough, we can help. Dr. Layton has extensive experience providing top-quality restorative treatments and is prepared to help you feel excited about your body. Call our Houston clinic today to see if BodyTite sculpting is the right option for you.