The Difference Between Bodytite And Liposuction

Apr 30, 2024

Thinking about sculpting your body but can’t make up your mind between BodyTite and liposuction? For starters, both procedures cater to unwanted fat; however, the difference lies in the targeted goals and outcome. BodyTite tightens skin alongside fat removal vs. liposuction, which eliminates larger fat deposits.

What is BodyTite?

It is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery that enhances the contour of your body. It takes out fat and tightens the skin simultaneously. To perform this task, the professionals use radio-frequency (RF) energy, making it the industry’s most effective body sculpting treatment.

A Bit On Liposuction

Liposuction is a painless procedure that starts off with marking the areas of your body where fat removal is needed. Then, an injection containing anesthetic content and medicine is introduced to reduce the blood loss, bruising, and swelling during the process. Once done, a small incision is made to insert a suction tube for fat removal. Along with fat, usually, excess body fluids are also drained out.

BodyTite vs. Liposuction – The Difference

Here is a basic breakdown of both techniques:

Mechanism and Process Difference

Liposuction breaks and removes fat cells with the help of a small tube and laser energy, while BodyTite utilizes Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) to melt fat cells. The difference lies in BodyTite’s additional skin tightening that traditional liposuction lacks.

Skin Tightening

BodyTite has an edge over liposuction because of its ability to tighten the skin all the while reducing fat. While liposuction mainly focuses on fat removal, BodyTite performs 2 functions. This dual action gives you a firmer, more toned body making it a popular choice.

Procedure Differences

In terms of invasiveness, BodyTite vs. liposuction is less invasive because it requires only local anesthesia. Additionally, BodyTite is usually quicker and lasts 15-30 minutes per treatment area. On the contrary, liposuction takes between 1-4 hours; quite taxing and time-consuming.

The recovery and downtime for BodyTite is shorter, with minimal scarring. This is the major structural difference between the two since liposuction results in larger scars and more extended recovery periods due to its invasiveness.

Which Option is Better, Liposuction or BodyTite?

So, when you are due to decide which option between liposuction and BodyTite is suitable for you, consider factors such as invasiveness, recovery time, etc.

Liposuction is more invasive; however, can treat larger areas and remove more fat in a single session. This makes it suitable for those seeking significant fat reduction. But they lack skin tightening benefits as BodyTite.

BodyTite is a minimally invasive process that liquefies fat cells and tightens the skin together. This dual action is less pain, causes less bruising, and swelling compared to traditional liposuction.

Closing Note

The choice between BodyTite and liposuction depends on your goal. If you are looking for a drastic change and have time to spare, give liposuction a go. However, if you are keen to have skin tightening benefits, less recovery time, BodyTite is your answer.

Nova Bariatrics is here to help you kickstart your weight loss journey. Get in touch with experts by dialing (469) 639-0953 Irving, TX 75063, or (682) 284-1786 Arlington, TX 76015 for questions or queries of any sort.

Dr. Mustafa H. Alibhai

Dr. Alibhai, a board-certified general surgeon, passionately leads Nova Bariatrics and General Surgery. Formerly an Assistant Professor at McGovern Medical School, he’s a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. His academic journey includes a Bachelor’s from Southern Methodist University, Medical School at UT Southwestern, and residencies at UT Southwestern. Specializing further, he completed Bariatric and Robotic Fellowships, advancing surgical techniques with a focus on patient well-being.



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