What is BodyTite? What is FaceTite?
BodyTite and FaceTite are new and revolutionary minimally invasive procedures only available from Board Certified Plastic Surgeons like Dr. Sloan in Little Rock. These procedures are Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL), and able to deliver results previously only achieved with more extensive surgical procedures.
During the procedure, which is typically performed under light sedation, a narrow wand is inserted through a needle hole in the skin to melt fat, tighten skin, and tighten the fibers underneath the skin to reduce sagging, leaving smoother, tighter skin.
The benefits of BodyTite and FaceTite are many:
- No incision, so no scar.
- Significant skin tightening (up to 40% skin contraction observed in clinical studies).
- Uniform treatment.
- Consistent results.
- Less bruising, swelling and pain.
- Shorter downtime.
- Improved safety.
Candidates for BodyTite and FaceTite
Anyone who has considered having a facelift, neck lift, or tummy tuck but was concerned about the pain, the scar, or the downtime.
It is perfect for the following scenarios:
• “I want a tummy tuck but I really don’t want that big scar.”
• “I have this loose skin under my neck that I’d like to have tightened, but I don’t want to take that much time off work.”
• “It looks so much better when I just pull my jaw skin back a little bit, but the doctor says it’s too early for a facelift.”
• “My stomach looks OK when I’m standing up, but I hate how it wrinkles when I sit down.”
• “I’d really like to get a facelift. I can afford the procedure. But I can’t afford that much time off.”
Find out if BodyTite and/or FaceTite are right for you, request a consultation today.
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Frequently Asked Questions About BodyTite and FaceTite
Does it hurt?
There is no pain during the procedure as it is typically performed under light sedation. For multiple large areas, or if combined with conventional surgery, it is performed under general anesthesia. Very small areas may be treated under local anesthesia only.
Following the procedure pain is sufficiently controlled with over-the-counter analgesics or mild narcotics.
How does it work?
A narrow wand is inserted through a needle hole in the skin and energy is passed between a very small internal electrode and a larger external electrode. This radiofrequency energy heats the tissue between the electrodes to a predetermined temperature and is responsible for stimulating new collagen growth in the deep layer of skin and in the dense fibers that connect skin to the underlying tissue. It also melts away some of the fat layer. The temperature is closely monitored and there is an internal cut off to prevent excessive heating of the tissues.
What is recovery like? How long does it take to recover?
Recovery is measured in days rather than weeks that are typical for facelift, neck lift, or tummy tuck. There is some degree of discomfort, swelling, and mild bruising. For the face, a compression garment is worn for three days around the clock and at night for another week. For the body, a compression garment is worn for two weeks around the clock and then half days for another 2 to 4 weeks. Most patients return to normal activities in just a few days.
If a conventional surgical procedure is performed in addition to BodyTite/FaceTite – RFAL, then that procedure will determine the recovery.
How many treatments are required?
One. In just one treatment you can achieve surgical results without the scars and downtime.
What areas of the body can be treated?
BodyTite/FaceTite RFAL is most commonly used to treat the face, neck, jaw line and abdomen. It is also frequently used for arms, thighs, and hips. It is possible to treat other areas as well.
How quickly will I see results?
About 30% of the final result is seen immediately during the procedure. As the skin and subcutaneous fibers contract it will look much better at three months. However the skin will continue to contract and greater skin contraction is seen at 12 months post procedure. That’s when it looks best.
How is it performed?
Even though it is minimally invasive, it is still invasive and strict sterile techniques must be observed. It is performed in the operating room typically with light sedation. A very small area may be treated with a local anesthetic only. BodyTite/FaceTite RFAL may be combined with other surgical procedures, and in that case, it is performed under general anesthetic.
How long do the results last?
Results are expected to last at least five years. For comparison, a facelift is said to last 7 to 10 years.
What are the risks?
Temporary discomfort, swelling, and bruising are to be expected. Sometimes, prolonged redness may occur. In very rare cases, temporary facial nerve weakness is observed. Also rare are minute skin burns which should be avoidable with precise surgical technique. Treatment of the male neck may result in patchy beard loss in the treated area.
Is it safe?
This is one of the key advantages of BodyTite and FaceTite: only light anesthesia is needed. The procedure time is usually short. There’s no incision or skin flaps. Since it is minimally invasive there is little risk of infection. Many of the risks of traditional surgery are eliminated. The device has internal temperature monitoring to avoid skin burns.
Can it be combined with other procedures?
BodyTite and FaceTite can be, and frequently are, combined with any other conventional surgical procedures such as breast augmentation, liposuction, or eyelid surgery.
How much does it cost?
Cost will vary depending on the size and number of areas treated. Especially when compared with a facelift or tummy tuck, it is very cost effective.
Can anyone have it done?
Anyone who is interested in obtaining surgical results without the scars, downtime, or risk is a candidate for BodyTite and/or FaceTite.
Because of a relative lack of existing collagen to stimulate new growth, the elderly and smokers may not appreciate as dramatic a result.