Is there a way to a flatter tummy without surgery? The answer is yes. And contrary to common belief, it might be easier, and faster, and more painless than you think.
If you are 100% satisfied with the shape of your belly, read no further. We commend you for the inner peace you must feel, and would love to know your secret!
Options for a Flatter Tummy
But then there are those of us who have at times – okay, most of the time – lamented the fact that our stomachs aren’t as flat as they could be, and that our skin isn’t as tight as we want it. We’d like to know if there is anything that can be done.
“But I don’t want surgery,” you’ll say. “Even if it’s under anesthesia and I won’t feel anything!”
You’re not alone. Many people who consider a tummy tuck ultimately do not go through with it because of its invasiveness. No matter how routine the operation has become, no matter how great of an artist your surgeon is in concealing the scar, you may balk at the idea of going “under the knife.”
Don’t get us wrong. As plastic surgeons, we like the tummy tuck. It’s a great surgical procedure to remove excess skin and restore your youthful figure, especially after severe weight loss. But we also listen to our patients and want to make sure your concerns are heard. This is why we’re so excited to talk to you about BodyTite.
No Surgery, but Tummy Tuck-like Results
If you’re not interested in surgery, BodyTite is a great alternative to achieve tummy tuck-like results. It is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedure. The underlying technology is also referred to as Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL). It uses controlled heat to shrink the tissue and fat cells under the skin. It can be combined with other liposuction methods to achieve the best overall results.
Studies for BodyTite have shown that it contracts the skin by 35% to 45%. Remember, this is entirely without surgery. No other non-surgical procedure gets you that close to a tummy tuck without an actual tummy tuck!
“Sounds too good to be true,” you might say. And normally we’d agree. There are a lot of “miracle treatments” on offer that promise to get rid of your fat, and often they overpromise and underdeliver – from fat freezing to fat burning to anything in between.
Except with BodyTite, the results we’ve seen are in line with what the studies have shown.
Best Areas for BodyTite
BodyTite has only been available for a few years. When it was FDA-approved in 2017, plastic surgeon Dr. Peters (NuBody Concepts Germantown) was one of the first surgeons to incorporate it into his services. Since then, he has treated several hundred patients with BodyTite and has become an expert at achieving great outcomes. He won first place in the 2020 InMode Expert Clinician Award Program for his innovative use of BodyTite to treat cellulite.
If you want to reverse the effects of childbirth or aging, but you don’t want the downtime or the scar, then you should seriously consider BodyTite as an alternative to the tummy tuck.
But that’s not your only option. Do you have frustrating flab on your upper arms, or extra folds on your thighs? A cosmetic surgeon might normally advise for an arm or thigh lift. But BodyTite might get you very good results, without the surgery or the recovery period.
Another great use: age-related skin laxity that often gets mistaken for Cellulite. While genuine Cellulite is difficult to treat, our skin can assume the appearance of cellulite as it ages and becomes more lax. This condition makes for an excellent use of BodyTite.
Our plastic surgeons can achieve similar skin tightening outcomes in the face with FaceTite. Like BodyTite, FaceTite tightens skin through the application of radio frequency (RF) technology, but it is calibrated for the face and neck.
Alternatives to BodyTite
More recently, we have added Renuvion to our service catalog. Renuvion is similar to BodyTite but utilizes helium plasma to boost its targeted heat output.
Both BodyTite and Renuvion are minimally-invasive procedures. They don’t require surgery and are typically performed under local anesthesia, allowing for a fast recovery. For patients who prefer an even less-invasive skin tightening option, there is Exilis. Like BodyTite it tightens the skin, but it does so solely through the application of RF energy onto the skin surface. While BodyTite is a one-time procedure, Exilis treatments are typically repeated in several sessions for best results.
As our Licensed Aesthetician Diane likes to say, Exilis can be used anywhere from the eyelids to the knees. It’s a great treatment to combine with our other skincare services, like microdermabrasion or scar revision. For a full list, visit our Skincare Services page.
Ready to get started to find out which procedure is best for you? Contact us or request a consultation today!
PS: We now also offer Renuvion for non-surgical skin tightening in addition to BodyTite.
* Results may vary from patient to patient and are not guaranteed