Will BodyTite™ Treatment Remove Fat?

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


If diet and exercise aren’t enough to tone your body and you’re looking for a minimally invasive procedure, BodyTite may be just what you’re looking for. At Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery, dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi helps patients in the Louisville, KY area trim and tighten their bodies while getting rid of the last pockets of stubborn weight with this skin-tightening technique.

Below, we’ll look at what to expect from BodyTite and how it can affect your overall weight.

What is BodyTite, and how is it different from liposuction?

BodyTite is a type of nonsurgical liposuction that uses radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) to remove stubborn fat and tighten sagging skin without leaving scars. Neither BodyTite nor traditional liposuction is weight-loss surgery. But BodyTite technology can help melt away pockets of subcutaneous fat just under the skin that sticks around even when eating a healthy diet and exercising.

Instead of using heavy suction, as liposuction does, BodyTite’s radiofrequency (RF) technology uses controlled heat via electrical currents to target and remove fat cells without harming healthy cells and tissues around them.

RF technology also stimulates collagen and elastin production to rejuvenate the surrounding skin and tighten, smooth, and tone any trouble areas for a healthy, more youthful look.

What areas of the body can BodyTite help tone?

The key feature of BodyTite is its ability to tighten sagging skin that results from weight loss, pregnancy, or aging in areas, including:

  • Arms

  • Stomach/Abdomen

  • Knees

  • Thighs

  • Chest

  • Hips

  • Lower back

  • “Love handles”

Can BodyTite help me lose fat?

While it is not the primary goal of the procedure, patients do typically lose fat with BodyTite. However, it is designed to target specific areas and will not help you lose weight throughout your body. The ideal candidates for the procedure are typically within 20 pounds of their goal weight, have a BMI of 30 or less, are committed to sustaining that weight, and are in good overall health.

Even when we do our best to stay in shape, genetics or environmental factors can prevent us from losing weight in certain areas. It’s these small to medium areas of fat that BodyTite helps tone.

BodyTite can help melt away these minor fat pockets in 30 – 40 minutes. However, if patients gain significant weight after the procedure, this fat can be distributed unevenly around the treated area. Excessive weight loss can also affect long-lasting results. This is part of the reason a consultation with Dr. Mizuguchi prior to BodyTite treatment at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery is essential.

While some results of BodyTite will be almost immediately visible, your body will need a chance to rest and recover for 5 – 10 days. Final results may not become apparent for 3 – 6 months. While the fat cells that RF technology destroys cannot come back, it’s crucial to maintain a good diet during recovery if you need to scale back your exercise routine during the initial recovery phase.

Get BodyTite treatment in Louisville, KY

At Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery, dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi offers state-of-the-art BodyTite RF liposuction for those dealing with sagging and aging skin.

While BodyTite isn’t a weight loss procedure, it can address some stubborn fat pockets and help you achieve the slim shape and tight skin tone you’ve been working toward. Schedule a consultation to see if the procedure is right for you.

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