Can BodyTite Reduce Cellulite On The Thighs?

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


As we age, most of us develop loose skin, stubborn fat, or other cosmetic concerns. However, one of the most frustrating problems – which can happen at any age – is cellulite. If you struggle with dimpled skin and cellulite, you know just how embarrassing and discouraging it can be. Even patients at a healthy weight who exercise regularly can develop cellulite. In fact, some men and women report a worsening of their cellulite with increased exercise. While liposuction and skin removal surgery are certainly beneficial procedures for achieving a smoother, firmer, more appealing physique, many patients aren’t willing or able to take on the expense and downtime associated with these procedures. Board-certified Louisville, KY plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi and the award-winning team at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery are proud to offer the innovative BodyTite treatment system as a minimally invasive alternative to reduce fat, tighten skin, and improve the appearance of cellulite.

What causes cellulite?

Cellulite can plague both men and women of virtually any age, ethnicity, skin type, or lifestyle. One common misconception about cellulite is that it only affects overweight people. In reality, however, even thin and fit individuals often develop cellulite. The technical cause for the rough, dimpled skin appearance that is associated with cellulite involves the connective tissues between the skin and muscle layer. Enlarged fat cells that lie between these layers may bulge through the spaces around the connective tethers, causing ripples, dimples, and lumps. It is thought that genetics play a large role in how likely a person is to develop cellulite, though diet and other factors certainly can contribute to their overall weight and body contour, sometimes exacerbating the appearance of cellulite if present. Common areas for cellulite to appear include:

  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Arms
  • Abdomen

What causes inner thigh fat?

Without a doubt, the thighs are one of the most troublesome areas for many women when it comes to stubborn fat, loose skin, and cellulite. Fat, in general, is typically caused by a caloric excess, meaning a person consumes more calories than they burn. However, certain people store their fat in different places, usually as a result of genetics, hormones, lifestyle, or underlying conditions. Women, for example, typically hold on to excess fat around their lower abdomen, buttocks, hips, flanks, and thighs.

How can I get rid of cellulite and fat on my thighs without surgery?

If you are depressed, embarrassed, or frustrated by constantly having to hide your thighs due to cellulite and fat – and if diet and exercise don’t seem to be producing adequate results – it may be time to consider cosmetic treatments. For men and women who want tighter, slimmer, smoother thighs but don’t want extensive surgery, visible scars, or a lengthy recovery period, BodyTite may be the perfect solution.

What is BodyTite?

BodyTite is a revolutionary FDA-approved radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) treatment designed to remove fat cells, tighten the skin, and smooth areas of cellulite with dramatic, long-lasting results. Because minimally invasive BodyTite can be performed while the patient is under local anesthesia and does not require lengthy incisions, such as those associated with a surgical lift procedure, Louisville, KY patients who undergo BodyTite can enjoy a speedy recovery and virtually no scarring.

During BodyTite, Dr. Mizuguchi will utilize local anesthesia. The procedure itself typically takes about 30 – 45 minutes per treatment area. For patients who are anxious about the procedure, general anesthesia can be discussed as an option. To begin, Dr. Mizuguchi makes a tiny incision near the treatment area and inserts a thin tube, or cannula. The BodyTite device administers radiofrequency heat energy, which is carefully monitored with both internal and external thermometers, to dislodge and liquefy the fat cells. This energy also stimulates the body’s skin tightening response, meaning patients enjoy the benefit of both skin tightening and fat reduction in a single procedure. Finally, the fat is removed with suction via the cannula, and the incisions are closed.

While patients may notice an almost immediate difference in their body after the procedure, the results of BodyTite can take several weeks or months to fully develop as the swelling subsides and the tissues settle. The stunning results of BodyTite can last for many years, but it is essential that patients avoid weight fluctuation to maintain their new look for as long as possible.

Is there a nonsurgical alternative to BodyTite?

Although the minimally invasive nature of BodyTite makes it highly appealing for most patients, some men and women prefer a completely nonsurgical treatment. If you are interested in options for enhancing your look without surgery, talk to Dr. Mizuguchi about nonsurgical body contouring and nonsurgical skin tightening in Louisville, KY. Keep in mind, however, the most dramatic results are typically achieved through surgical treatments and procedures.

Get the slim, sleek, smooth thighs you’ve always wanted with BodyTite in Louisville, KY

If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about thigh fat or leg cellulite but aren’t quite ready to undergo extensive plastic surgery, minimally invasive BodyTite for skin tightening and fat reduction may be the perfect solution for you. To learn more about this innovative treatment and to schedule a private consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi, we invite you to call the friendly team at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY today. Every person deserves to have a body they can feel comfortable and confident about; we look forward to helping you achieve yours with BodyTite!

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