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Getting the fit shape we want is easier said than done. While diet and exercise can help, sometimes stubborn fat and loose skin get in the way of our goals. This is why more patients in Port St. Lucie, FL are turning to the BodyTite™ system at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery. BodyTite is a procedure that combines the tried-and-true methods of fat reduction through liposuction with the proven skin tightening abilities of radiofrequency (RF) energy to deliver real results. 

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William Vinyard offers BodyTite as a cutting-edge treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin laxity and improve the contours of the body. It works by liquefying fat using heat from radiofrequency energy, making it easier to remove through liposuction. This technique is called radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis, or RFAL. This minimally invasive procedure is best for fat on the abdomen, butt, thighs, neck, arms, and knees. It’s also great for tightening skin with moderate sagging due to age. 

BodyTite safely removes fat and tightens skin using a simple procedure with minimal downtime and virtually undetectable surgical scars. See outstanding results from a trusted plastic surgeon in Port St. Lucie. Dr. Vinyard and the skilled staff at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery share more about your treatment options for fat removal and sagging skin with BodyTite. 

What to Expect During a BodyTite Procedure 

To know if BodyTite treatment is the best option for treating extra fat and loose skin, a consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon in Port St. Lucie may help. They will assess your medical history, current medications, and other factors as well as examine the areas of the body you want to treat. A BodyTite procedure can address your stomach, arms, chest, thighs, and knees. 

You should know that BodyTite is not a complete weight loss solution and is not meant as a substitute for a tummy tuck or other body lifting procedure. Dr. Vinyard will offer a range of options during your consultation if he believes another procedure will work better for you. 

BodyTite can be performed with local anesthesia, but general anesthesia is available if you are anxious about surgical treatment. Our staff inserts a special applicator through minimal incisions in the skin with a thermometer to manage a safe temperature and protect you from burns. The applicator then loosens the fat with radiofrequency waves to be suctioned out easily. The heat then tightens the skin for a fitter look. The entire procedure takes about 30 – 45 minutes per area, and multiple sessions may be required based on your requirements and needs. 

Post-Treatment, Recovery, and Results 

As with any surgical procedure, you may experience some discomfort in the healing process. To speed up your recovery, Dr. Vinyard suggests wearing a compression garment over the treated areas to optimize results and maintain your newer, fitter shape. You will need to rest for about 5 – 10 days before feeling like your old self, but we may ask you to wait several weeks for high-impact activities such as weight training or running. The trained staff at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery will offer you more specific instructions during your consultation and post-treatment. 

You may notice some results right away, however, patients see the real difference after about 3 – 6 months as the swelling declines. It is essential you dedicate yourself to a healthy diet and lifestyle to maintain the results of your BodyTite procedure. While the fat we remove can’t come back, the remaining fat can still become larger with sedentary habits and weight gain. Consult with your primary care physician about discovering the right diet and exercise plan that works best for you according to your unique health needs. 

Finding the Right Port St. Lucie Plastic Surgeon For Your Care

BodyTite is right for you if you are not more than 10 – 15 lbs. above your ideal weight, not pregnant or breastfeeding, and in good physical health. If you’re considering BodyTite in Port St. Lucie, it’s important to reach out to a board-certified plastic surgeon with previous experience and extensive training in the procedure. The right surgeon can reduce your overall risks and can shorten recovery time. Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery is confident we can help you achieve the more contoured and tighter-looking appearance you desire. 

During your initial consultation with Dr. Vinyard, we will talk to you about your body contouring options and the results you can expect. BodyTite uses advanced radiofrequency energy to destroy fat cells, tighten the skin, and stimulate your natural collagen development, resulting in a comprehensive improvement. If you have difficult areas of fat and loose skin due to aging, BodyTite might be the answer you’re looking for. Contact Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery in Port St. Lucie to learn more about BodyTite and schedule your personal consultation. 

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