BodyTite and FaceTite – Minimally Invasive Contouring
In order to address a wide variety of patient concerns, our experienced plastic surgeons—Dr. Jerome Liu and Dr. Tom Liu—offer comprehensive treatment options that can appropriately meet a multitude of needs. With minimally invasive treatments such as FaceTite and BodyTite, qualified candidates can achieve exceptional facial rejuvenation and body contouring results with less downtime and limited scarring. Both of these exciting new treatments use radio-frequency (RF) technology (often combined with liposuction for BodyTite) to tighten the skin and soft tissue and contour and reduce fat. Patients interested in BodyTite and FaceTite can feel at ease knowing that these treatments feature real-time temperature tracking, which means your plastic surgeon is able to monitor skin and tissue temperatures throughout the procedure, making this technology both safe and effective. See below to learn more about radio-frequency lipolysis for both the face and body. If you believe you may be a candidate for BodyTite or FaceTite, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jerome Liu or Dr. Tom Liu.
What is FaceTite?
FaceTite by InMode was developed as a way to provide patients with a minimally invasive way to achieve results similar to that of a lower facelift (neck lift). Using a small, patented cannula, this innovative technology applies RF energy both above and below the skin’s surface to gently heat and tighten the skin and underlying structures of the lower face and neck. With just one treatment, this method can provide remarkable results with little to no scarring. Collagen production is also stimulated to further improve results over time. FaceTite can be used to improve skin laxity of both the face and neck areas. Patients concerned about loose skin, jowling, and more now have another treatment option available to explore.
What is BodyTite?
The InMode BodyTite system is designed to reduce excess fat while simultaneously using RF energy to tighten skin and encourage collagen production. This body contouring treatment is usually combined with liposuction, and the heat produced by the device can also melt fatty tissue, making it easier to remove during the procedure. Unlike procedures that require skin excision, such as a tummy tuck or brachioplasty (arm lift), BodyTite offers qualified candidates the advantage of body contouring and skin tightening using a minimally invasive approach, local anesthesia, and little down time.
In your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Jerome Liu or Dr. Tom Liu can conduct a thorough examination to determine if FaceTite and/or BodyTite is right for you. Patients must be in good overall health, and it is recommended that you be at or near your ideal weight. Depending on your unique needs and goals, our surgeons may suggest another procedure that can more appropriately address your concerns, such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), brachioplasty (arm lift), facelift, or dermal fillers.
What to Expect
Both FaceTite and BodyTite can be performed under local anesthesia or light sedation. If needed or desired, your surgeon can provide you with additional medication to improve overall comfort and reduce anxiety during treatment. The length of each procedure will depend on the extent of the concerns being addressed. During your consultation, your surgeon can give you a detailed overview of what to expect so you can plan accordingly for your treatment.
Recovery and Results
Due to the minimally invasive nature of these procedures, patients typically experience reduced downtime as compared to other cosmetic surgeries. Some swelling or bruising may occur after your procedure, but this should subside over time. FaceTite results can sometimes be seen immediately after treatment and should continue to improve over the following 12 weeks. Many patients are able to resume daily activities shortly after the FaceTite procedure. Recovery from BodyTite can vary depending on the area being treated, but strenuous activities should generally be avoided for two weeks after your procedure. To achieve the best possible results after FaceTite or BodyTite, compression garments may be recommended. Prior to your procedure, more personalized post-op instructions will be provided to ensure your comfort and speedy recovery.
Contact Our Practice
To learn more about state-of-the-art treatments offered at our practice, such as FaceTite and BodyTite, please contact our office today. Our knowledgeable staff can answer your questions and help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Jerome Liu or Dr. Tom Liu.