What is BodyTite?

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


In the last few years, there have been advancements in body contouring treatments, and BodyTite is one of them. This is a revolutionary, minimally invasive liposuction technique that tightens loose skin and removes excess fat with radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL). A surgery-free and scarless approach to reshaping and sculpting your body, BodyTite is available at progressive practices like Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY.

Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery is a premier aesthetic center founded by dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi, providing nonsurgical and surgical cosmetic options to women and men. BodyTite is a fat reduction, skin tightening technique that utilizes thermal energy to deliver real results. Read on to learn more about this minimally invasive body contouring treatment and how you can have the body you always wanted.

What is BodyTite?

BodyTite is an innovative body sculpting treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to help break down targeted fat cells in smaller concentrated areas to allow for more tight, toned skin. This type of thermal energy also promotes collagen production for longer-lasting results, as a bonus. Like traditional liposuction, but without surgery or a lengthy recovery period, this body contouring method liquefies and eliminates fat from target problem areas while tightening the skin. BodyTite is the first FDA-cleared device of its kind, designed to heat dermal tissue from within for more consistent results to melt fat and tighten skin simultaneously.

How does radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) work?

Despite a person's best effort with a healthy diet and regular exercise, it can be challenging to have more defined abs, arms, or backside. BodyTite is a unique body contouring device with its dual approach to fat removal and skin tightening for dramatic results. Usually performed with local anesthesia, the advanced BodyTite applicator is inserted through micro-sized incisions in the skin. The applicator delivers radiofrequency waves to loosen and liquefy targeted fat to be extracted or suctioned from the body. The heat applied during the fat removal process tightens connective tissue and skin for visible results in the following common areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Upper back or bra line
  • Lower back or "love handles"
  • Hips
  • Outer and inner thighs
  • Knees
  • Chest

Who is an ideal candidate for BodyTite treatments?

BodyTite is not a weight loss solution. It is a body contouring option for Louisville, KY men and women who are close to their target body weight, but struggling with pockets of fatty deposits unresponsive to diet and exercise. It is a popular option for healthy individuals who have experienced changes to their body due to pregnancy, age, or weight fluctuations. Generally, patients can experience 40 – 47% skin contraction with BodyTite results and begin to see visible results as early as two weeks. Over the next 3 – 6 months, targeted fat will dissolve and simultaneously tighten the skin for optimal results.

BodyTite can be a life-changing option for patients looking for body contouring help. It offers virtually no scarring, includes skin tightening results, fewer side effects than traditional liposuction, and has a shorter recovery period. Patients may experience mild tenderness and soreness in the treatment area for a few days immediately afterward, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication if necessary. It is an innovative treatment that focuses on both sagging skin and stubborn fat, even easily combined with additional cosmetic procedures provided at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery.

Despite a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise, it can be challenging to eliminate excess fat in common areas of the body, like the stomach, thighs, or lower back. BodyTite can provide effective body contouring results for ideal candidates looking to forgo traditional liposuction surgery. If you are interested in BodyTite, contact our office today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Nana Mizuguchi.

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