Tightening loose skin while removing excess fat used to require large incisions, now with the BodyTite system by Inmode we can address moderate skin laxity without major surgery! Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom at Bloom Plastic Surgery in Chicago, IL can help you improve the appearance of body areas that need both fat removal and soft tissue tightening. For those looking for surgical results of procedures such as a mini-tummy tuck or arm lift without the scars, thankfully there is a new cutting edge solution. BodyTite is a procedure that can be tailored to almost every body area. Utilizing, RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipoplasty), BodyTite can provide advanced results that go beyond some of the shortcomings seen with traditional liposuction or surgical body lifts.
If you have a combination of excess fat and mild to moderate skin laxity BodyTite may be the right procedure to get you defined look you desire!
How to plan for a BodyTite procedure
BodyTite is a highly customizable procedure with a range of options tailored for your individual needs. If you can imagine it, you can likely do it: stomach, arms, chest, knees and inner/outer thighs are some of the most common treatment zones. Multiple areas can be treated in one visit either in the office for small areas or in the operating room for multiple or larger areas. BodyTite is a breakthrough technology that uses Radio-Frequency to heat tissue and skin in a controlled and safe fashion. This helps melt fat, contract the fibro-septal network that contributes to sagging and tighten skin. BodyTite is almost always accompanied by liposuction to remove the unwanted fatty tissue and speed up the recovery process. Radiofrequency used by the InMode platform coagulates small blood vessels decreasing post-op bruising and swelling when compared to liposuction alone. While some immediate results will be seen, final results are typically appreciated at 6-9 months after treatment.
While the number of options can seem, at times, overwhelming, Dr. Bloom and his staff will walk you through each step of the consultation and surgical process. This will help to ensure that you understand all of your options, the benefits and risks of each one, and how each option will impact your final results. This will help set your expectations ensure that your surgery results in the defined look you desire.
The BodyTite Procedure and Recovery
The BodyTite procedure usually lasts about 1-2 hours, and is performed as an outpatient procedure under, local, IV sedation or general anesthesia. First Dr. Bloom will numb the area using local anesthetic to ensure patient comfort. Following this the BodyTite handpiece will be used to bring internal and external tissue temperatures to the point at which they contract and shrink. Once the area has been uniformly treated, Dr. Bloom will remove unwanted and melted fat with standard liposuction. Safety and your comfort are of the utmost importance when deciding where the procedure is performed. Small areas can successfully be safely and comfortably completed with oral sedatives and local anesthetic in our office procedure room. While larger body areas or patients that want to treat multiple areas at a single session may be better suited for a trip to the operating room. After the procedure, treated areas will be dressed with a compression garment to prevent post-op fluid collection. The most common side effects after a BodyTite procedure are moderate discomfort, bruising and some swelling. In addition to compression and activity restrictions, Dr. Bloom will prescribe pain medication to help alleviate discomfort. Most patients find they need about a week of downtime before returning to light activities; all patients should avoid strenuous activity for at least four to six weeks to allow all swelling to subside and ensure complete healing.
Why Choose Dr. Bloom?
Why select Chicago-native Dr. Jacob Bloom as your plastic surgeon? Because when it comes to something as important as your appearance, you want a highly-skilled, caring surgeon whom you can trust to make your health, your comfort, and your beauty his top priority!
Lead plastic surgeon at Bloom Plastic Surgery in Chicago, IL, Dr. Jacob Bloom is Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His knowledge of today’s advanced surgical techniques, backed by his years of training in New York and Harvard University, enable him to develop customized treatment plans designed to match the unique goals of each and every patient, while delivering long-lasting results that will subtly—yet still dramatically—enhance your natural beauty. He has extensive experience in body contouring having trained in one of the first Body Contouring Centers in the country. He has authored several publications on body contouring techniques and has presented his work at international plastic surgery conferences.