Are you on a mission to achieve a sculpted, contoured body, but finding it impossible to get rid of those last few stubborn pockets of fat? Here at MD Beauty Labs, we’re proud to offer BodyTite, a groundbreaking new way to tighten up the skin, tone your figure, and get you feeling gorgeous in a body you’ll be itching to show off at the beach.
Does BodyTite Really Work?
Until recently, people thought it was impossible to perform noticeable, significant body sculpting without undergoing surgery like liposuction. But this treatment does just that, permanently destroying fat cells and tightening skin to provide stunning results that still look natural. All while being minimally invasive and FDA-approved! It does this using radiofrequency assisted liposuction, or RFAL, technology.
RFAL works by both tightening the skin in targeted areas and melting the fat underneath it while still leaving the tissues and non-fat cells surrounding them unharmed. The results are noticeable, and when paired with a healthy lifestyle, permanent. Read on to learn the ins and outs of this incredible treatment and how it can help you achieve your dream body.
Why Can’t I Get Rid of Stubborn Fat?
Several factors contribute to stubborn fat beyond just lifestyle. You may be genetically prone to it, or it could have developed with age, or it’s the result of your lifestyle. Whatever the cause, it can be incredibly frustrating. Sometimes, no matter how much exercise you do, certain pockets of fat just don’t seem to shrink. That’s because our body stores fat to use as an energy source, and resists burning it off no matter how much we might want it to.
This is why it’s actually very hard to “spot reduce” – eliminate fat in particular areas with specific workouts. So all the crunches in the world won’t amount to less stomach fat, and push-ups and bicep curls won’t necessarily annihilate any fat hanging from your upper arms. Even if you are losing weight, thanks to exercise and a nutritious, balanced diet, you can’t control just where the fat burns off.
But that doesn’t mean you should give up on your healthy lifestyle! In fact, this treatment offers you the best, lasting results when you stay active and keep looking after your body.
Where Can I Apply BodyTite?
This versatile treatment can be applied to pockets of fat all over the body. Commonly treated areas include the thighs, stomach, upper arms, love handles, buttocks, under the buttocks (known as banana rolls), and the waist. Smaller areas can also be treated, such as the knees, shoulders, and even a double chin.
What Happens During Treatment?
Prior to Your Treatment
The first step will be to come in for a consultation with a member of our expert team. This is a chance for us to talk through your cosmetic goals: you can tell us exactly what areas you’re looking to treat, and we’ll make sure BodyTite is the best option for you. If so, we’ll get to work designing a treatment plan that’s tailored to your goals. We’ll also check your family history and make sure you’re not on any medication that could interfere with the success of the treatment.
On the Day
We perform this treatment in-house at our gorgeous West Palm Beach office. We’ll start with a local anesthetic injected into your treatment areas, ensuring you experience minimal discomfort throughout your session. A thin tube known as a cannula is inserted under the skin, while an external electrode is applied above the same area.
The cannula delivers radiofrequency energy beneath the skin, breaking up and destroying fat cells. On the surface, the electrode heats the skin, stimulating the growth of collagen. In this way, it achieves a two-in-one effect: the fat is being permanently eliminated while the skin covering it is tightening.
Depending on how many areas you’re looking to get treated at once, the length of your session will vary. Shorter sessions can be over in as little as thirty minutes, while the longer ones might take a few hours. Don’t worry, you’ll know well ahead of your appointment how long it will take!
One of the benefits of this treatment is that there is no set downtime associated with it thanks to its being minimally invasive and only using a localized anesthetic. Patients love that they can get right back to work, running errands, or whatever other “life activities” they like as soon as they’re finished.
We may recommend a few weeks off vigorous exercise and exposure to extreme temperatures, but you’ll be able to resume your normal lifestyle in about a month. Patients also appreciate that there’s very little scarring and bruising following treatment, which can be an issue when considering surgical options.
How Long Before I See Results?
The timeline will vary based on the individual, but some patients see results immediately after treatment. These results then continue to develop in the months following, as the destroyed fat cells are flushed out of the body, and new collagen grows and makes the skin more supple and elastic. These changes are striking but develop slowly enough that they seem natural. That means who knows you got treatment remains totally at your discretion.
Generally, patients experience optimal results after just one session, but if you’re not quite satisfied (or looking to treat a new area) we’ll be happy to book you in again.
Are the Results Permanent?
You might want to sit down for this – yes, the results are permanent. That’s because fat cells, once destroyed, can’t grow back. The only thing to remember is that fat cells can still grow anywhere that wasn’t treated. To avoid uneven weight gain, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and staying active are encouraged.
Why Should I Consider BodyTite?
It Tightens Skin While Melting Fat
Most cosmetic treatments either eliminate fat – like Liposuction or CoolSculpting – or tighten sagging skin – like facelifts. It’s very rare to find one that does both and does it well. But BodyTite achieves just that, ensuring you won’t have loose skin left hanging where fat once was, and you combat signs of aging like stretch marks.
It’s a Great Alternative to Surgery
Surgical options like Liposuction can be a brilliant way to burn fat, but they can see you out of work and social events for weeks thanks to long recovery periods. Many patients worry about the risks of infection or using a local anesthetic, while others don’t want to spend that much money.
You’ll Stay Inspired and Active
A critical part of maintaining your gorgeous new figure is staying active, eating well, and staying away from bad habits. Many patients find that this motivates them to look after themselves more than they would without treatment. Plus, after the disheartening ritual of working out and not burning off stubborn fat, you’ll likely be racing to get back to exercise and actually seeing some results!
And Feel Better in Your Body
There’s nothing more upsetting than feeling self-conscious about your body, so it’s time to feel proud of how you look! And when the beach is only a stone’s throw away, you really should be rocking a bathing suit whenever you can.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
This treatment is ideal for those who are looking to overcome the “final hurdle” in their fat loss journeys; candidates who are close to their ideal body type but struggling with pockets of stubborn fat. By seeing it as a tool that can work alongside a healthy diet and regular exercise, you’ll have realistic expectations and enjoy the results more. If you lead an active lifestyle and eat well, you’ll also be able to better maintain your results.
We don’t recommend one particular age or gender. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding won’t be eligible for treatment, but can come back soon! We’ll also examine your medical history and any medication you might be on to make sure this treatment can be performed on you safely. If, during your consultation, we decide there’s an alternative treatment more suited to your health and lifestyle, we may recommend that instead.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Ready to say goodbye to stubborn fat and hello to the gorgeous, sculpted body of your dreams? Then it might be time to check out BodyTite. Our expert staff can’t wait to help you feel happy and comfortable in your body. Contact us today at MD Beauty Labs in West Palm Beach, FL.