Jowls, loose neck skin, fat under the chin all used to require a trip to the operating room and incisions to be corrected. Now with the FaceTite 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 face and body areas that need both fat removal and soft tissue tightening. This cutting edge treatment is considered “micro-invasive,” which means there are no scalpels, no sutures and no general anesthesia needed.
For those looking for surgical results of procedures such as facelift or neck lift without the scars, thankfully there is a new cutting edge solution. FaceTite by InMode is a procedure that can be tailored to almost every small body area. Outside of the face/neck this can be used on body areas such as the inner thighs and the upper knees. Utilizing RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipoplasty), FaceTite can provide advanced results that go beyond some of the shortcomings seen with traditional liposuction or non-invasive modalities such as CoolSculpting.
Whether you have always had small pinchable problem areas in the face, neck and body or if you have noticed a changed appearance with weight loss, or aging, FaceTite can take years off the clock.
How to plan for a FaceTite procedure
FaceTite is a highly customizable procedure with a range of options tailored for your individual needs. Common treatment zones are the neck, jowls, or small body areas such as the inner thighs. Multiple areas can be treated in one visit and it is used almost exclusively in the office which means no need for general anesthesia! FaceTite 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 leads to tightening of the skin. FaceTite can be 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. When deep wrinkles or moderate skin laxity exist combining FaceTite with Morpheus 8 (Radiofrequency Microneedling) can deliver an absolutely stunning result!
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 regarding the FaceTite Procedure. 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 FaceTite Procedure and Recovery
The FaceTite procedure usually lasts about 1-2 hours, and is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. First Dr. Bloom will numb the area using local anesthetic to ensure patient comfort. Following this the FaceTite handpiece will be used to bring internal and external tissue temperatures to the point at which they contract and shrink during the healing process. 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 FaceTite procedure are moderate discomfort, bruising and some swelling. In addition to compression and activity restrictions, Dr. Bloom will prescribe a mild pain medication to help alleviate discomfort. Most patients find they need about a week of social downtime; all patients should avoid strenuous activity for the first several days to allow all swelling to subside and ensure complete healing. Specific postoperative instructions will be explained in detail by Dr. Bloom and his staff during the pre-operative appointment.
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 at 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.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of FaceTite with Dr. Bloom, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule your consultation today. We look forward to hearing from you!