BodyTite™– The New way to remove fat while tightening skin- Radiofrequency assisted liposuction , or RFAL.
In the last decade radiofrequency or RF energy has become incorporated in non- invasive cosmetic procedures alone or in combination with lasers or intense pulsed light (IPL). Devices such as Thermage, Accent, and Velashape provide external radiofrequency which enhance skin shrinking abilities but require multiple treatments.
Laser assisted liposuction or LAL uses small fiberoptic probes that cause some skin contraction by heating the subdermal space and warming the skin. Devices such as Smart Lipo, SlimLipo, LipoLite, Prolipo, LipoLaser, Accusculpt, and Cool Lipo are examples of laser assisted liposuction but are limited to very small areas of the body and once used an additional step of liposuction needs to be performed.
BodyTite Before & After
The BodyTite is the first and only device combining skin RF tightening with electrosurgical fat disruption and blood coagulation. In other words, both surgical and non invasive technologies are being used simultaneously. Healing up the internal adipose (fat) tissue, fibrous tissue, subdermal and skin components create a “sandwich” type effect which allows the tissues to collectively shrink while removing the fat cells. In addition a noticeable decrease in bruising and a quicker return to function is expected. The technology was developed by Invasix Inc. in Israel. The BodyTite RFAL system has been used in Europe, Canada, and now in only a few locations in the United States.
The “Mommy Tuck” without the scar is the concept. Patients that would normally be candidates only for a Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty but did not want to have the extended scar can now have the BodyTite.
“Heating from the inside- out.” The radiofrequency (RF) energy comes from and internal electrode cannula to an external electrode simultaneously coagulating adipose vascular and fibrous tissue. This combination approach directly heats the subdermal and subcutaneous layers which are actually the target structures for skin tightening.
New uses for radiofrequency assisted liposuction are already being reviewed…face lifting, breast shaping, and cellulite improvement. Also areas such as arms and knees that have both excess fat and skin laxity – RFAL shows much promise.