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Are you struggling to get rid of excess skin and stubborn fat despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle? If so, body contouring procedures might be the solution you need to achieve your ideal body.


What is a Body Contouring Procedure?

Body contouring procedures are designed for patients who are in good health and at or close to their ideal weight. These treatments target specific areas of the body that have excess fat, loose skin, cellulite, or other issues that are resistant to diet and exercise.

While traditional body contouring focused on surgical approaches, modern technology has introduced minimally invasive options to the market. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), over 350,000 minimally invasive fat removal and reduction procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2020 alone!

To help you choose the right body contouring treatment for your desired results, we’ll explore two of the leading minimally invasive options available: BODYtite and CoolSculpting Elite.


What is BODYtite?

BODYtite is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL). The procedure begins with a small incision in the target area, followed by the insertion of the BODYtite system consisting of an applicator that heats up the excess fat in the targeted area. Finally, the heated tissue is suctioned out of the body through the tube, causing the skin and tissue to tighten.

Compared to traditional liposuction, the RFAL technology used in BODYtite melts the fat before it is eliminated, minimizing the chances of harming the surrounding connective tissue. After the procedure, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical tape. Patients are advised to rest and avoid strenuous activities for several days to allow for proper healing, and follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor the patient’s progress and ensure they are satisfied with their results.


What is CoolSculpting Elite?

CoolSculpting Elite is another minimally invasive body contouring treatment that uses precisely controlled cooling to freeze fat cells in various treatment areas, such as the upper arms or abdomen. This treatment approach is based on the principle of cryolipolysis, where fat cells are frozen to a temperature cold enough to cause injury to the cell membrane without affecting the surrounding tissue. The body then eliminates the dead fat cells through the lymphatic system, and the treated region becomes thinner and more toned over time.


How Do BODYtite and CoolSculpting Elite Differ?

Although both BODYtite and CoolSculpting Elite are minimally invasive body contouring procedures, they differ in their approaches and uses. Both treatments are not aimed at weight loss but body sculpting and contouring, so the ideal candidate for each treatment is fit and healthy but struggles with persistent issues such as stubborn fat and sagging skin.


Cryolipolysis vs. Radiofrequency-Assisted Liposuction

CoolSculpting Elite freezes fat cells that are then eliminated by the body, while BODYtite uses RFAL to melt them away, leading to skin tightening. As such, BODYtite addresses skin laxity in addition to eliminating stubborn fat, whereas CoolSculpting Elite focuses solely on fat removal.


Targeted Treatment Areas

BODYtite is typically used to treat the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and upper arms as these areas are likely to have more prevalent excess fatty tissue. CoolSculpting Elite is FDA-cleared to treat stubborn fat in nine areas of the body, including the abdomen, flanks, thighs,  upper arms and under the chin.


Number of Treatment Sessions

BODYtite typically requires only one treatment session to achieve the desired results, while CoolSculpting Elite may require multiple sessions depending on the size and location of the treatment area. However, CoolSculpting Elite is a non-invasive procedure, which means that there is no downtime, and patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the treatment.



The cost of each procedure varies depending on the patient’s location, the treatment area, and the number of sessions required. Generally, BODYtite is more expensive than CoolSculpting Elite due to the use of radiofrequency technology.


Which Body Contouring Procedure Is Right for You?

Ultimately, the choice of body contouring procedure depends on the patient’s unique needs and goals. Consultation with a qualified and experienced practitioner is necessary to determine the best treatment plan to achieve your desired results.

While BODYtite and CoolSculpting Elite are both effective options for body contouring, it is important to note that they are not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. Patients must maintain a healthy lifestyle to maintain their results and optimize their overall health.

In conclusion, if you are struggling with excess fat or loose skin that is resistant to diet and exercise, body contouring procedures may be the answer you have been looking for. With the advancements in technology, minimally invasive options like BODYtite and CoolSculpting Elite have made it easier for patients to achieve their desired body shape without the risks and downtime associated with traditional surgery.

If you are considering body contouring, it is essential to choose a reputable and experienced plastic surgeon who can help you achieve your desired results. The Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery is a leading provider of body contouring procedures, with a team of highly skilled aesthetic experts who use the latest technology and techniques to deliver exceptional results!


Start Your Body Contouring Journey at VIPS!

At Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery, patients receive personalized attention and care throughout their body contouring journey. Whether you are looking to eliminate stubborn fat, tighten loose skin, or enhance your body shape, the team at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery can help.

Don’t wait any longer to achieve the body shape you’ve always wanted! Contact us to schedule a personal consultation, or call (772) 212-0304 to find out the next steps in your body contouring journey! Our office at 291 NW Peacock Blvd, Suite 103, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, proudly serves the South Florida area! We also invite you to check out our blog page, Facebook, and Instagram to learn more about the treatment options available at our office!

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