If you’ve spent any time at the shore this summer, you were probably at least a little distracted by your cellulite.
You’re far from alone. Cellulite affects nine out of 10 women, according to some estimates. And it’s the thing that most of them would most like to change about their bodies.
Cellulite is caused by a shortening of fibrous tissue cords in the skin, not as a side effect of weight gain, as is so often thought. The tightening pushes fatty tissue up to the skin’s surface, creating the notorious dimpling effect. It becomes more common with age, but it can appear as early as right after puberty in some women.
If you, like so many others, have fantasized about getting rid of your cellulite, allow me to introduce you to BodyTite, a state-of-the-art treatment that tightens skin and reduces fat in targeted areas of the body.
Less fat and tighter skin
So, what is BodyTite, exactly? It’s a minimally-invasive body contouring procedure that delivers the sort of results that previously were only possible through more invasive surgical procedures. Using radio frequency energy, BodyTite tightens skin, stimulates collagen production, and improves the contours of the body.
It’s being used to tighten and sculpt the abdomen, arms, breasts, thighs, love handles, and knees. It’s also an effective means of getting rid of cellulite.
A local anesthetic is administered to the treatment area. The plastic surgeon then inserts a small cannula that delivers the radio frequency energy through a tiny incision. The energy liquefies fat and makes the surrounding tissue and skin contract. The fat is then suctioned out through the cannula.
Aside from the virtually undetectable scars and total lack of stitches, BodyTite is considered to be an upgrade from liposuction because, while the latter effectively removes fat, a lift to remove the excess skin is also needed in many cases. BodyTite, by contrast, firms skin from 10% to 40%, which is enough to help skin bounce back if you’ve had 10 to 20 pounds removed.
It’s also an effective way to treat skin laxity resulting from childbirth or aging.
Because of the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, BodyTite patients also experience less bruising, too. You may feel a little sore around the treated area immediately after, but you should be back to normal within a few days, if not sooner.
It’s a relatively minimal investment considering the results can last for years. Envision all those summer days ahead, poolside or on the beach, and you’re enjoying yourself, not worrying whether your cellulite is showing.