Skin tightening alternative to tummy tuck & other surgery for patients in Greater Memphis

Skin-Tightening Alternative to Surgery

BodyTite is a radio frequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) procedure that uses controlled heat to tighten skin without surgical incisions. It is combined with liposuction to remove fat and tighten the skin on abdomen, flanks, bra rolls, back, arms, thighs (and neck, using FaceTite). Achieving skin contraction from 35%-45% in a single treatment, BodyTite is a great alternative to the more invasive tummy tuck for patients with only moderately sagging skin.

Dr. Mark Peters of NuBody Concepts in Memphis was an early adopter of BodyTite after its FDA-approval. A board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years in private practice, he has performed this procedure on hundreds of patients in the Greater Memphis area, including Mississippi and Arkansas. He was also awarded First Place in InMode’s Expert Clinician Program for his innovative use of BodyTite for cellulite reduction.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Not everyone is a good candidate for BodyTite. If you have lost a large amount of weight or have a relatively large amount of excess or wrinkly skin, a tummy tuck or other surgery will typically achieve better results. An ideal candidate for BodyTite has a BMI of 30 or less, and has only a moderate amount of skin laxity. Read about skin tightening candidates.

BodyTite (and its face equivalent FaceTite) can be applied to many different areas of the body such as the face, chin, neck, abdomen, chest, saddle bags, upper arms, back, ankle, love handles, hips, inner and outer thighs and knees.

Yes. BodyTite itself does not take much time, approximately 15 minutes per area depending on its size, plus the time it takes to first apply liposuction. We highly recommend treating multiple areas in a single procedure. Please note that additional areas are discounted at a lower price with each add-on.

Cellulite can have genetic factors and is not easy to remove or reduce. However, what may appear like cellulite – the dimpled, uneven skin often found on buttocks and thighs – could in fact be simply the appearance of cellulite caused by age-advanced skin laxity. In such cases, BodyTite is indeed an excellent treatment option. Dr. Mark Peters of NuBody Concepts Memphis was also awarded First Place in InMode’s Expert Clinician Program for his innovative use of BodyTite for cellulite reduction. Learn more about cellulite reduction using skin tightening.

You will see results immediately after your BodyTite procedure. After the bruising and/or swelling has gone down completely at 2-3 weeks, you will see the biggest difference. As more tissues coagulate over time, your results will continue to improve for up to 6-12 months. View BodyTite results in our before and after gallery.

Not necessarily. BodyTite is best for so-called “gap” patients who don’t quite need a tummy tuck but are plagued by areas of fat and lax skin. For those patients, BodyTite is preferable since it avoids a more invasive procedure that requires a longer recovery and results in a scar. However, some patients with advanced skin laxity, either brought on by aging, weight loss, or childbirth, are better served with a tummy tuck. Compare skin tightening to a tummy tuck.

BodyTite is a minimally-invasive procedures and as such allows patients to return to their regular activities the next day as tolerated. Some swelling and bruising might occur but typically subsides within 5 days. Patients are also advised to wait a week before resuming exercise.  Learn more about recovering after skin tightening.

Yes. This is called FaceTite, which is similar to BodyTite except it uses a thinner wand. Skin tightening on the face is also referred to as a non-surgical facelift. It is particularly effective in achieving a well-defined jawline.

No. BodyTite is not the same as liposuction. Liposuction removes fat, whereas BodyTite contracts tissues and tightens skin. They are actually complementary treatments that are almost always performed together to achieve maximum results. The liposuction is first applied to remove all fat, and then the BodyTite device is passed over the same areas using the same incisions that have already been placed in the skin. Liposuction with skin tightening such as BodyTite almost always achieves better outcomes than liposuction alone. Learn about liposuction vs skin tightening.

Our plastic surgeons recommend wearing the compression garment after any kind of body contouring procedure for up to 6 weeks. Longer is always better, and each additional day counts.

BodyTite and Renuvion are different brand names for the same thing: Radio frequency assisted lipolysis or RFAL. They both tighten skin by applying targeted radio frequency generated heat to deep tissues under the skin. There are some slight differences between these two devices, but they are both equally effective for treating skin laxity in patients. Learn more about BodyTite vs Renuvion.

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