Ciaravino

Ciaravino Total Beauty offers BodyTite to eliminate unwanted fat and tighten skin without extensive discomfort or downtime. This procedure can be performed on a variety of treatment areas to create a smoother, slimmer body contour. Whether you are seeking a way to say goodbye to stubborn fat or reduce the dimpled appearance of cellulite, BodyTite may be the right treatment choice for you.

Liposuction is an effective way to trim pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise alone, but traditional methods do nothing to address loose skin that remains once the fat is eliminated. Bodytite works to eliminate both the unwanted fat and residual loose skin, using radiofrequency energy to boost liposuction results. Known as radiofrequency-assisted liposuction or RFAL, this procedure is available at Ciaravino Total Beauty to provide patients another option in body contouring.

What is BodyTite?

BodyTite is a revolutionary device that uses radiofrequency energy to destroy unwanted fat cells to make them easier to remove from the body. Traditional suction techniques are used for the elimination process. While the heat delivered by the RF energy constricts tissue and tightens skin for a smoother effect overall. The process is completed with less trauma to the body than surgical liposuction, which means less discomfort and downtime for you without compromising superior body contouring results.

In addition to helping patients lose isolated areas of fat, this procedure is also useful in tightening loose skin that is interfering with a sleeker body contour. Women in particular often find that the dermis in the midsection tends to become loose after pregnancy, but both men and women may struggle with the problem after significant weight fluctuations. BodyTite firms up loose skin in problem areas to put the finishing touches on weight loss efforts or reverse early signs of aging on the body.

What does it treat?

BodyTite is a versatile treatment that can address nearly any problem spot on the body, including:

  • Abdomen and waistline
  • Axilla or “bra fat”
  • Hips and flanks
  • Upper arms
  • Inner and outer thighs

During a consultation Dr. Ciaravino will assess your areas of concern, taking into account your specific goals and desired results. With this information, he will be able to evaluate whether BodyTite is the best treatment for you. If BodyTite is not the best option for you, Dr. Ciaravino offers a multitude of body contouring treatments so that he can tailor procedures to the unique needs of each of his patients.

What should I expect from my BodyTite procedure?

Before your BodyTite procedure, Dr. Ciaravino will administer a local anesthetic to ensure you are comfortable throughout your treatment. A narrow tube called a cannula, which is attached to the BodyTite device, is inserted directly into the fat deposit, while a radiofrequency electrode delivers the RF energy through the skin’s surface. The RF energy heats the underlying dermal layers, liquefying the fat so that it can be gently suctioned out of the body via the cannula.

Most BodyTite treatments take between 30 and 90 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment areas, the number of areas to be addressed, and the amount of fat to be removed. Because local anesthetic is applied prior to treatment, the procedure is comfortable, and patients can often relax during their appointment. The precision of the device ensures surrounding skin and tissue remain untouched, enhancing the overall treatment experience and reducing discomfort and downtime after the procedure.

How is the recovery?

You will be able to leave our office within a short period of time after your BodyTite procedure. Patients may experience some mild swelling and soreness for a few days following treatment, but the side effects should be relatively mild. Dr. Ciaravino will provide you with a compression garment, which you will be advised to wear over the treatment area for around four weeks. This garment decreases swelling after the procedure, promotes healing to the area and further enhances the final body contour.

Most of our patients can return to work within a couple of days, although strenuous exercise may be restricted for up to two weeks or even longer. It is essential to give the treatment area ample time to heal sufficiently to ensure the best possible results from your procedure. You will also need to protect your incisions from direct sun exposure to ensure UV rays do not complicate the healing of these areas and leave them more visible.

What can I expect from my results?

Preliminary results of a BodyTite procedure are evident right away, but your body contour will continue to improve in the days and weeks following your treatment. Within three to six months after your treatment, you should enjoy a profile that is slimmer, sleeker and firmer overall. The RF energy works on the condition of your skin while eliminating stubborn fat cells, meaning your final appearance will likely be much smoother and more beautiful than it was before your treatment.

Because fat cells in the treatment area are eliminated from the body, you can expect your new body profile to be long-lasting. However, if you gain weight after the procedure, remaining fat cells might enlarge and alter your original results.

The incisions used to insert the cannulas during the fat reduction process are extremely small. In addition to providing you with a shorter, more comfortable recovery process, smaller incisions also mean minimal visible scarring after treatment.

Nonsurgical body contouring has become a popular choice for patients that would like to sculpt problem areas of the body with minimal discomfort, downtime and residual scarring. If you would like to learn more about this procedure, schedule your consultation with Dr. Ciaravino today. Contact us at 713-627-1200. Dr. Ciaravino will meet with you to discuss your specific concerns and aesthetic goals to find out if BodyTite might be the right choice for you.