Am I Too Overweight for BodyTite?

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


There’s no question that surgical liposuction and skin removal are effective tools for reshaping a patient’s body. However, many men and women prefer a less invasive alternative to liposuction that does not involve general anesthesia, scarring, and a lengthy recovery period. For these patients, dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi and the expert aesthetic team at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY are proud to offer the revolutionary BodyTite treatment. Keep reading to learn more about radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) with BodyTite, including where it can be used, what results are possible, and how your weight may impact your eligibility for treatment.

Why can’t I lose belly fat?

If you’re like most people, you probably have a few areas of stubborn fat that are particularly resistant to your weight loss efforts. While this is certainly frustrating, it is completely normal. Some patients store stubborn fat in their abdomen, while others struggle with exercise-resistant fat in their thighs and other areas. These fat cells typically don’t respond to diet and exercise in the same way, or at the same rate, as fat in other areas. Fortunately, treatments like liposuction and BodyTite can be used to remove stubborn pockets of fat.

What is BodyTite?

BodyTite is a cutting-edge liposuction alternative that utilizes radiofrequency energy to optimize the fat removal process while promoting firmer, tighter skin all in one treatment. During BodyTite in Louisville, KY, which can often be performed with local anesthesia only, Dr. Mizuguchi will create a tiny incision near the target area. A thin cannula is inserted through the incision, and radiofrequency energy is administered to liquefy the fat cells. In addition to making the fat cells easier to remove and preventing damage to the surrounding tissues, the RF energy acts to tighten and contract the skin, giving patients an even more dramatic and pleasing outcome. Common treatment areas for BodyTite include:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Knees
  • Male chest

Is there a weight requirement for BodyTite?

While there is no minimum or maximum weight restriction for undergoing BodyTite, patients considering treatment should understand that BodyTite is not a substitute for weight loss, nor is it considered a weight-loss tool. Instead, BodyTite aims to reduce small or medium-sized deposits of stubborn fat and tighten the skin. Ideal candidates for BodyTite should be:

  • At or near their goal weight, within about 20 – 30 pounds
  • Committed to maintaining a stable weight after BodyTite
  • In good overall health
  • Nonsmokers
  • Have stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise

During your initial consultation for BodyTite, Dr. Mizuguchi will examine your problem areas, discuss your concerns and goals, explain all of your available options, and determine whether BodyTite or another treatment may be the best option for you. It is critical that patients considering BodyTite are committed to maintaining a stable weight through a healthy diet and regular exercise after BodyTite in order to preserve their results over time.

Fine-tune your curves with BodyTite in Louisville, KY

If you are at or near your goal weight but have stubborn bulges of fat that won’t respond to your best efforts, you may be a candidate for radiofrequency assisted liposuction with BodyTite. To learn more about the benefits of BodyTite, call Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY to schedule your one-on-one consultation with acclaimed dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.