We all want beautiful bodies with toned muscles and a smooth shape, but sometimes it feels like our dream bodies will always remain an
unreachable goal. The unfortunate truth is that certain factors can prevent you from shedding unwanted fat no matter how much you diet and excersise. When you come to a plateau in what you can achieve by yourself, it’s time to start considering other options. At Rattinan Clinic in Bangkok, TH, we know that the key to your dream body often lies in finding the right body contouring treatment, such as BodyTite.
We all have body goals. Regardless of whether you want to lose weight, reduce the fat on your body, or simply tone up your current shape, there are only so many changes to your lifestyle habits that you can do.
This is why cosmetic treatments can be great solutions for patients who have hit a roadblock on their body-positive journey. Before you rush to the phone to schedule your appointment for this treatment, learn the ins and outs of this unique treatment.
What Is BodyTite?
BodyTite is a minimally invasive body contouring treatment. Body contouring is an umbrella term referring to any cosmetic treatment that alters the shape of the body, which can include skin tightening, fat reduction, and muscle definition. While there are many body contouring treatments available, you should know that picking the right contouring treatment can be the key to attaining your ideal aesthetic goals. For people who are looking to address unwanted fat, this particular treatment can be immensely helpful.
How It Works
This body contouring treatment is unique for many reasons, but most notably for the steps that are involved in the treatment. This treatment uses RFAL, or radiofrequency assisted lipo-tightening. There are three main sequences this treatment requires:
- An injection of a special fat-dissolving solution.
- Use of a thin cannula that physically removes fat from the body.
- Radiofrequency that further reduces fat and tightens skin.
Put together, there is no other body contouring treatment like this on the market. Let’s break down each sequence.
The Fat-Dissolving Solution
The first step of treatment involves injecting a special solution into the planned treatment area. This solution is composed of compounds that help break down the adipose fat within the body, a process that is sometimes referred to as aspiration. You can think of the special solution as being a way of preparing your body for fat removal. In fact, the use of this solution makes the removal of fat much easier and less traumatic for the surrounding tissue.
Liposuction is a common cosmetic treatment that can either be surgical or non-surgical. For this treatment, the liposuction technique used with the system is considered non-surgical. All liposuction shares the goal of removing fat (lipo) from the body via a suction tube known as a cannula. Liposuction can be used virtually anywhere on the body, from the cheeks and chin all the way down to your thighs and calves.
Radiofrequency is a type of energy-based treatment. Radiofrequency typically comes in two forms; either a fractional laser, which is common for skin resurfacing treatments, or a probe that emits heat, such as the radiofrequency that is used for this treatment.
This particular system uses a two-pronged approach for radiofrequency, with a thin metal probe containing a vacuum being inserted into the body and a flat-headed probe on the outside of the body to treat the surface tissue. This means that the radiofrequency portion of this treatment can address issues on both the inside and the outside of the body.
Why Is Radiofrequency Popular?
Radiofrequency is the current golden standard for many cosmetic treatments. Both skin tightening and skin resurfacing treatments frequently used radiofrequency as the vehicle for treatment. Why? There are several reasons, such as the versatility of this technology, the amount of heat control this technology has, and the low risk of tissue damage presented by these types of treatments.
How Is This Body Contouring Treatment Unique?
As you can see, there are several reasons why this treatment is unique among body contouring treatments. There is currently no other treatment available to patients that combines dual radiofrequency with liposuction, nevermind a treatment that also dissolves fat prior to treatment. The uniqueness of this treatment, as well as its effectiveness, is attractive for many prospective patients.
What Issues Does It Address?
All body contouring treatments generally treat the same things. However, as an advanced body contouring treatment, this particular solution is capable of treating multiple body-related appearance concerns simultaneously. This treatment is most helpful in correcting issues such as:
- Fat reduction
- Fat eliminate
- Cellulite smoothing
- Skin tightening
- Skin lifting
What Does It Treat?
Some body contouring treatments are limited in the areas of the body that they can treat. For example, some treatments can only treat the stomach, while others can only treat areas of the body with low concentrations of fat. This treatment is different in that it can treat virtually every area of the body regardless of the percentage of existing fat. Patients commonly seek treatments for areas such as:
Additionally, this treatment allows for multiple areas to be treated during the same session, which is a great departure from other treatments that have to be broken into segments depending on the severity of the treatment area. You can think of this treatment as your one-stop solution to all of your body concerns.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
Naturally, an advanced body contouring treatment requires several steps to be followed so that you can attain the optimal results. While the treatment itself is straight forward and sessions can be completed within 45 to 90 minutes, there are some things you will need to do before, during, and after treatment. Here are a few steps you can expect to follow when you seek treatment at our clinic.
You will need to attend a consultation appointment before you can schedule any body contouring appointments. Consultation appointments help us determine if this treatment is right for you, so we will discuss your aesthetic goals, your expectations for treatment, and also examine the current shape of your body.
We will need to gather some information about you, including your general medical history, your current medical issues, any medications or supplements you are taking, and your lifestyle habits. At your consultation we may also request to add photographs to your medical file, which are used as a reference for your treatment plan and recovery.
Before your treatment appointment, we may ask you to complete certain examinations, such as routine bloodwork or electrocardiograms. We will provide you with a list of pre-treatment instructions to follow for about 2 weeks before your treatment. Some of these pre-treatment instructions will include:
- Stop taking blood-thinning medications
- Avoid certain herbal supplements
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol
- Reschedule appointment if you are ill
You will need to arrange for transportation on the day of your appointment, as you will not be able to drive yourself home. Please wear loose, breathable clothing such as clothes made with cotton.
Prior to your treatment, we will administer local anesthesia for your comfort during the treatment. Some patients request the use of mild sedatives, particularly if they are nervous about needles; please discuss the use of sedatives with our staff before your appointment.
Your treatment will consist of the three-step sequence involving the injection, liposuction, and radiofrequency. You will not feel any sensation during the treatment. Depending on how many areas are being treated and the severity of each area, your appointment may take 45 to 90 minutes from start to finish.
After your treatment we will provide you with a list of post-treatment instructions to follow for at least 2 weeks, or until you are fully recovered from the treatment. Some post-treatment instructions will include:
- Do not take blood-thinning medications
- Continue avoiding certain supplements
- No smoking or drinking alcohol
- Avoid excessive heat and sun exposure
- Limit activity
- Wear compression garments
We may provide you with additional directions specific to your individual treatment to help you through the recovery period. Please expect to schedule a follow-up visit 2 to 4 weeks after treatment to assess your recovery from treatment.
Your recovery will take 1 to 2 weeks. During this time it is important you follow the post-treatment directions closely to ensure that your results are optimal. Many patients return to work and other light-activities within 3 to 7 days after treatment. Your recovery may be quicker if you had fewer areas to treat or if the treated areas contained less fat.
You will notice results from this treatment within 4 to 12 weeks, depending on your particular case and the condition of the treated areas. Results gradually improve and settle within about 3 months for the majority of patients.
How Can BodyTite Help You?
Many patients want to know how helpful this treatment will be for them. We understand the skepticism: after all, things that sound too good to be true usually aren’t. However, cosmetic treatments that utilized advanced technology operate with a high standard of efficacy. What you see is what you get.
So, what exactly can you get from this treatment? The benefits of this treatment include:
In terms of body contouring, this treatment is second to none. While there are no short-cuts to your dream body, body contouring treatments can help bridge the gap between what you can do yourself and what you need help doing. This particular treatment can sculpt virtually every area of your body into an ideal shape.
Shedding fat is often the one roadblock that discourages people from continuing their body-positive journey. However, with this treatment, shedding and eliminating unwanted fat from the body is something that is done with ease. This treatment can be used to reduce both small and larger volumes of fat.
This is a minimally invasive treatment, meaning it does not require any hospitalization, surgery, or general anesthesia. Many patients opt for minimally invasive treatments because it limits the expected downtime during recovery. Additionally, minimally invasive treatments do not leave large scars and have fewer risks of medical complications.
It is sometimes the case that traditional liposuction can leave the tissue of the skin bumpy or lumpy, which causes patients to seek additional treatments to smooth out the surface of the skin. The combination of methods for this treatment eliminates this issue and produces natural-looking results.
The technology used for this treatment allows for the temperature of the probes to be finely tuned, and that means that patients have less risk of thermal damage to the surrounding tissue. The ability to control the temperature of the device also means that the treatment is more comprehensive and can treat tissues with different thicknesses safely.
The final and most coveted benefit of this treatment is the boost of confidence you will have once your treatment is complete. Being satisfied with the way you look and loving your body is an instant way to improve your confidence, self-esteem, and overall well-being, and that is a benefit that cannot be underestimated.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Adipose Fat?
Adipose fat refers to the stubborn fat pads that protect the bones and insulate the organs. Everyone has adipose fat, but the amount you have is determined by both genetics and your overall body weight. Removal of adipose fat without cosmetic solutions is usually difficult, something which is also determined by genetics. You can ascertain whether you have a predisposition to storing excess adipose fat by identifying fatty areas that are incongruous with your weight, such as excess fat beneath the chin.
Is This Treatment Better Than Traditional Liposuction?
Compared to traditional liposuction, this treatment is comprehensive and much safer. While traditional liposuction can only remove fat, this treatment both removes fat and tightens skin at the same time.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Unlike other body contouring treatments that sometimes call for 3 or more treatment sessions, you will only need 1 treatment to achieve desired results with this system.
Are Results Permanent?
This treatment is a permanent solution for removing unwanted fat and tightening skin. You can continue to enjoy the results of this treatment if you maintain a healthy weight, eat a balanced diet, and maintain a regular exercise schedule. For women, it is advised that you wait to have this treatment until you are no longer planning on having children, as pregnancy will undo the results of treatment.
Is This Treatment for Everyone?
This is a treatment that can be safely used on every patient regardless of skin tone or volume of fat. Some energy-based treatments cannot be used on patients with darker complexions, while some fat reduction treatments can only be used for certain percentages of fat. This treatment can be used for all patients.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Good candidates for this treatment include any woman or man who is not satisfied with their overall appearance. Most patients are interested in this treatment to eliminate unwanted body fat and contour the shape of the body. Good candidates include those who do not have significant health concerns and who are willing to maintain a healthy weight. You may be a good candidate if you want to:
- Reduce unwanted fat
- Lift and tighten skin
- Diminish the appearance of cellulite
Discover All the Ways BodyTite Can Help You Today!
You don’t have to settle for dreaming about a perfect body. With the right treatment, your dream body can become a reality. If you think you’re ready to discover all the ways BodyTite can help you, contact Rattinan Clinic in Bangkok, TH to schedule your consultation today!