What is BodyTite?
BodyTite is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedure used in conjunction with liposuction or as a stand alone treatment to contour the body. It is one of our signature procedures at our London clinic located just by Harley Street in London.
BodyTite is performed to contour the body, eliminate fat and tighten the skin simultaneously. In the right hands, this minimally invasive treatment by Inmode creates the final touch of fine contouring to many cosmetic surgeries but also as a stand alone treatment. Simply put, it is an advanced method of liposuction which uses radio-frequency (RF) energy to simultaneously tighten the skin while permanently removing fat cells. BodyTite is considered to be the most effective body sculpting treatment in the plastic surgery industry.
BodyTite can be performed in conjunction with traditional liposuction, abdominoplasty, gynecomastia surgery, arm lift or thigh lift.
ResultsVisible after 2-4 months Lasts 2-4 years
PainMinimal discomfort Anesthesia options included
RepeatOnce a year (Optional)
Why choose The Rae clinic for your BodyTite procedure in London?
The Rae Clinic’s Clinical Director, Dr. Ali Ghanem, is the first UK-based plastic surgeon to perform the BodyTite procedure. As an international key opinion leader, Dr. Ghanem also acts to teach these advanced cosmetic and aesthetic medicine procedures to other plastic surgeons in the field.
In addition, importantly, in order to achieve the optimal results from all treatments we perform at our clinic located near Harley Street in London, our plastic surgeons combine the latest innovations in aesthetic medicine. With BodyTite, we sometimes use a component derived from the fat cells already harvested by liposuction. We then use it to enhance the quality of the skin and boost the natural healing processes.
How does BodyTite work?
Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Ghanem, will insert the BodyTite heated hand-piece beneath the patient’s skin surface through a tiny incision in the skin. This will begin an initial melting of the fat, and as a result, the fat removal process is more gentle and less traumatic to the body than typically seen with traditional liposuction and cosmetic surgery. After removing the fat, we tighten the saggy remaining area using RF energy.
The precise and controlled heating effect of BodyTite can target stubborn areas of fat without damaging any surrounding tissue. Moreover, it also contracts the skin and stimulates a healing response that produces new collagen and elastin cells that repair the affected area.
How Much Does BodyTite Cost?
The cost of BodyTite will depend on the size of the area that you are treating. You will discuss a bespoke solution and price with our plastic surgeon, however, prices for this cosmetic procedure start from £3900 for the first area and £1950 for any additional areas. Our BodyTite procedure can also be combined with other cosmetic surgery and treatments, priced separately.
Advantages of Choosing BodyTite
- A minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, entirely performed with a tiny incision.
- Cost-effective when compared to a traditional liposuction procedure, as BodyTite performs in a dual capacity, both as a skin tightening treatment as well as fat removal.
- A cosmetic procedure that can be performed under local anesthetic rather than general anesthesia.
- Risks associated with traditional cosmetic surgery are significantly reduced.
What Parts of the Body Can be Treated with BodyTite?
- Abdomen (‘muffin tops’, post-pregnancy tummies)
- Back (‘love handles’, bra bulges)
- Chest (‘man boobs’ or Gynecomastia)
- Inner and outer thighs (‘saddlebags’)
- Upper arms (‘bingo arms’)
BodyTite is ideal for patients with small pockets of fat around the body which they are unable to address through changes in diet or exercise. Moreover, patients with lax skin alongside fatty accumulations, such as a ‘post-pregnancy tummy’, where the skin has been stretched, are ideal patients for this cosmetic procedure. This makes it an ideal alternative to a surgical tummy tuck in many cases.
BodyTite is not a weight loss solution and is best suited to those with a relatively normal BMI. The ideal patient for this procedure is looking to achieve additional body sculpting and reshaping.
If you are pregnant or currently breastfeeding you will not be suitable for a BodyTite procedure and will need to await the period of weaning your child before we can embark on a treatment plan.
During a consultation with Dr. Ghanem, you will discuss the areas of stubborn body fat that concern you and whether BodyTite is the best option for you. A full medical history will be taken during your consultation to uncover any allergies, medication administration or other factors which might be unsuitable for any of the treatments that we offer.
To start, your plastic surgeon will mark the areas on your body to be treated with BodyTite. Numbing solutions will then be introduced under the skin to eliminate pain or discomfort of the procedure.
Following that, your surgeon will create small entry points, approximately 2-3 mm wide, which will enable the BodyTite’s cannula to enter under the skin and deliver radiofrequency energy in order to extract fat cells.
These entry points are carefully positioned to be hidden and will swiftly heal following the procedure, minimising any scarring.
The BodyTite handpiece consists of a probe, which is also an aspirating cannula, that enters the skin, and an electrode that is placed above it, and outside of the skin. The cannula will be moved around the fat layer whilst the electrode glides along the surface on a thin layer of gel applied for easy gliding.
The procedure takes approximately 1 to 2 hours depending on the size of the area being treated.
Our surgeons will complete your BodyTite procedure in one treatment session. If necessary, you can repeat the procedure after 12 months.
Our surgeons perform BodyTite treatment under local anaesthesia injected to the treated area to avoid any discomfort. The process of placing the anaesthesia, which is an infiltration liquid, can be a little uncomfortable for some people.
For those who prefer it, or are especially sensitive to pain, BodyTite can also be performed under sedation.
Our plastic surgeons are experts in pain management and will make sure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
A follow-up appointment is usually required after 24 hours to change dressings and evaluate the healing process. You can expect to return to your normal activities, including work, after 2 or 3 days.
Returning to intense exercise would require more time and is usually possible after 3 – 6 weeks depending on the extent of treatment and or individual healing factors.
Expect swelling, redness, pain, tenderness and bruising after the BodyTite treatment which will usually resolve within a week. Some of the initial swellings is due to the local anaesthetic fluid used during the procedure.
The incisions are small and heal quickly without stitching required. However, in the first 24 hours you can expect leaking of this fluid from the small incisions which will be dressed to prevent infection.
Fat reduction induced by BodyTite is immediately visible. You will be able to see a difference in skin tightness and circumference of an area immediately.
Further improvements will be noticeable once any swelling and bruising have subsided and as this procedure stimulates a wound healing response.
Continuous tightening will occur over the next 2 to 4 months to achieve your new sculpted look.
Results from a BodyTite procedure are expected to last 2-4 years, and the procedure can be repeated after 12 months.