Compare BodyTite assited liposuction verses tradition liposuction

Jun 14, 2023
BodyTite-assisted liposuction by Dr. Blatchford, MD, FACS
Dr. Blatchford discusses the differences between BodyTite-assisted liposuction and traditional liposuction.

BodyTite- assisted liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that utilizes radiofrequency energy to remove excess fat and tighten the skin. In contrast, traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a cannula to suction out fat deposits. 

Here are some key differences between the two:

1) Invasiveness: BodyTite-assisted liposuction is minimally invasive, meaning smaller incisions are made compared to traditional liposuction, which requires larger incisions. This results in less scarring and a shorter recovery period for BodyTite-assisted liposuction.

2) Skin Tightening: One of the advantages of BodyTite-assisted liposuction is its ability to provide skin tightening. The radiofrequency energy used in the procedure heats the underlying tissues, stimulating collagen production and resulting in tighter skin. Traditional liposuction does not have the same skin tightening effects. 

3) Fat Removal: Both procedures aim to remove excess fat, but the methods differ. BodyTite-assisted liposuction uses radiofrequency energy to liquefy and remove fat cells, while traditional liposuction involves manually suctioning out the fat with a cannula. 

4) Anesthesia: BodyTite-assisted liposuction is typically performed using local anesthesia with sedation, whereas traditional liposuction often requires general anesthesia. 

5) Recovery Time: Due to its minimally invasive nature, BodyTite-assisted liposuction generally has a shorter recovery time compared to traditional liposuction. However, the specifics of recovery can vary depending on individual factors and the extent of the procedure. 

It's important to consult with a qualified surgeon to determine which procedure is most suitable for you specific needs and goals.

- Dr. Blatchford, MD, FACS