BodyTite™ is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that reduces stretch marks, tightens skin, removes fat, firms and contours your body.Initial trials show that just one BodyTite™ procedure can tighten skin by up to 40 per cent.
What are the benefits of BodyTite™?
- It can be done under local anaesthetic.
- It is a short procedure which usually takes only one or two hours.
- It is gentle on the body.
- It is an improvement on traditional liposuction.
- BodyTite™ is more effective than other non-surgical procedures because radiofrequency energy is applied under the skin (rather than on the skin) to directly stimulate the fibroblast cells (that lie under the skin) to produce new collagen.
- Patients can see immediate results and the results improve over two years.
- Patients report increased self-confidence due to the improved appearance of their body after the procedure.
- BodyTite™ can be used on several different parts of the body, including small and large areas.
- Patients can avoid a ‘tummy tuck’ for several years after having the procedure.
- There are no scars.
Which areas of the body can benefit from BodyTite™?
Many areas of the body can benefit from BodyTite, these include:
- Any parts of the body with stretch marks
- Lower tummy
- Upper arms (‘bingo wings’)
- Anterior neck and chin (‘turkey neck’)
How does BodyTite™ work?
After a local anaesthetic has been applied, small incisions are made in inconspicuous places in the area(s) of your body where treatment is required. These are known as ‘stealth incisions by keyhole entry’.
The BodyTite™ device uses radiofrequency energy, which is emitted under the skin through a cannula (a small tube) to tighten the skin and connective tissue, and to stimulate the natural production of collagen in the skin.
Throughout the procedure, Dr Vlok can precisely tone and sculpt the body by monitoring the contraction of the skin and using a touch-screen to control the amount of heat and energy emitted.
The procedure can be performed under local anaesthetic and is pain-free.
When can you see results?
Patients can see their body tightening and their new firm contours immediately after the procedure.
The results improve over time, so the maximum benefit shows in two years.
Is BodyTite™ safe?
The radio frequency emitted by this technology is very low and similar to the energy used in microwaves. Radio frequency has been used in medical procedures for over 75 years. It is completely safe.
How long is the recovery time?
Many patients return to work almost immediately after the procedure. However, you may wish to rest for a few days.
What are the side effects?
Side effects are minimal and subside very quickly. They can include; uneven skin, bruising and swelling, redness and sensitivity.
Can everyone with unwanted fat have BodyTite™?
Most people are good candidates for the BodyTite™ procedure.
However, BodyTite™ is not safe if you; are pregnant, have auto-immune diseases, have skin infections.
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