While the cost of BodyTite lipo varies according to the amount of fat that the patient would like to remove, in general, pricing starts from $6,999 for the first zone.
Unlike a traditional liposuction procedure, a BodyTite lipo has a relatively quick recovery process. BodyTite lipo patients can usually return to normal activities after one week.
Depending upon the BMI and size of the patient, on average, BodyTite Lipo takes approximately 45-60 minutes to perform 1-2 zones.
BodyTite lipo is a medical procedure used to reduce and eliminate localized collections of unwanted fat and loose skin. BodyTite uses a small internal electrode to release radiofrequency energy to heat, coagulate and gently liquefy fat. The energy creates heat which also then tightens and contracts tissue and seals small vessels. The liquified fat is then removed with a small aspirating cannula.
With the small pockets and fat removed and skin tighter, the overall shape and contour of the body and quality of the skin is greatly improved. Up to 40% overall soft tissue contraction can be achieved.
There is no age restriction for a BodyTite lipo procedure, but the ideal age range is 18-65 years old. A “good” BodyTite lipo candidate is also medically well and has realistic expectations.
Body Contour Improvement with Skin and Soft Tissue Tightening: Significant improvements in body shape can be achieved with noticeable skin tightening
Fast Recovery: Unlike a traditional liposuction, BodyTite Lipo procedures boast a relatively quick recovery process.
Predictable Results: The state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled radiofrequency energy makes BodyTite lipo easy to predict the results of the procedure.
Long term Results: If your weight does not fluctuate much following the procedure, the results of a BodyTite lipo can be Lifelong.
Like all procedures, BodyTite lipo comes with the risk of potential complications. Dr. Mulholland and the SpaMedica plastic surgeons have been performing BodyTite lipo surgery for over 10 years and, after this many BodyTite lipo procedures, the risk of a significant complication is extremely low. Although Dr. Mulholland has not seen most of the risks listed below, these BodyTite Lipo risks have been reported:
Swelling: In some cases, the procedure can result in swelling. However, this swelling should subside in the days following the procedure.
Infections: Although infections are very rare with respect to BodyTite lipo procedures, Dr. Mulholland and his experienced team still take every precaution to ensure that the surgery is a smooth, seamless experience.
Numbness: The affected area may feel numb following the surgery, but this side effect is typically temporary.
Bruising: In rare cases, the procedure may result in bruising that can last several days.
Thermal injury and burn: In rare cases, the procedure may result in a small skin burn. This burn may heal on its own and rarely requires corrective surgery.
Led by the incomparable Dr. Mulholland, the skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeons at SpaMedica combine technical proficiency and unparalleled precision with an individualized approach that puts the patient first. By using advanced plastic surgery techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, the SpaMedica team is capable of producing incredible results while also reducing the risk of complications.
There is a robust non-surgical body contouring program offered at SpaMedica, Canada’s leading non-surgical fat reduction and CoolSculpting centre. Although these techniques do not provide what BodyTite lipo can, they do result in permanent fat reduction, skin tightening and muscle toning and are popular non-surgical options.
What makes SpaMedica Canada’s leader, is the deployment of multiple, proven, non-surgical lipo technologies such as CoolSculpting, SculpSure, Evolve, Vanquish, EMsculpt, BodyFX, Vanquish, Venus Freeze, Excelis and VelaShape 3 to ensure you get a visible and permanent localized reduction of fat, skin tightening and muscle toning.
At SpaMedica, a BodyTite lipo procedure is performed under local anesthesia that is gently inserted into the fat. This anesthesia numbs and expands the fat cells, exposing them to ultrasound energy. The radiofrequency energy gently heats and melts the fat, seals off vessels and contracts the soft tissue, creating a fat emulsion for easier extraction.
During the surgery, the fat is removed and stored in a canister. Later, Dr. Mulholland or Dr. Bell, former President of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, shapes the area where the unwanted fat has been removed in order to ensure an excellent body contour.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Mulholland and his team will review your medications and medical history. Based on the scope of the surgery, SpaMedica doctors may recommend that you stop taking certain medications before the surgery. It is also recommended that you consume a healthy diet and drink plenty of liquids before your surgery.
After local anesthesia, we recommend that you do not drive for 2 weeks. While the procedure does not generally result in significant bruising or pain, there will be some swelling, which will be contained by a compression garment.
Following your procedure, Dr. Mulholland and his team in Toronto will recommend a comprehensive postoperative care regime. This regime will include instructions about the importance of avoiding physical activity, abstaining from alcohol and smoking, and minimizing exposure to the sun.
After the Surgery: Following the surgery, the patient will go home with a compression garment designed to reduce swelling. Generally, these garments are worn 22 hours a day for 6 weeks and 12 hours a day for another 6 weeks.
One Day After the Surgery: Patients may return to very light, sedentary work or non-work-related activities.
One Week After Surgery: Patients can return to low-impact activities.
Three Weeks After Surgery: The compression garments can now be worn for support during the day and removed in the evening and overnight.
One Month After Surgery: Patients can return to high-impact activities such as jogging, running, and weight training.
BodyTite is often combined with breast augmentation, tummy tuck and fat grafting to the buttock and face. Non-surgical treatments that are often combined include laser hair removal, cellulite reduction and skin tightening.
At SpaMedica, the actual BodyTite lipo is performed under local anesthesia that will be placed into the fat prior to the procedure, making the BodyTite procedure very comfortable. While there may be swelling and discomfort afterwards, there will be no extreme or long-term pain. Interestingly, BodyTite Lipo has been proven to cause far less discomfort than traditional liposuction procedures.
Unlike a traditional liposuction procedure, BodyTite lipo uses thermal Radiofrequency energy to liquefy fat, tighten soft tissue and skin and decrease bruising when compared to traditional liposuction. In addition to a better result, BodyTite lipo has less bruising, swelling and pain.
There are very few side effects related to BodyTite lipo. There is a small risk of a small skin burn, but your experienced team at SpaMedica will ensure that all side effects are kept to a minimum.
No, you will not need to have multiple procedures, as the removed fat will not return. In fact, the results of a BodyTite lipo procedure will last for the rest of your life if you are able to stay within 5 to 10 pounds of your weight following the procedure.
After the BodyTite lipo, a small suction cannula is used to gently aspirate out the soft, emulsified liquified fat. This cannula can be power-assisted (PAL, microaire) or mechanical.
In choosing Dr. Mulholland or a SpaMedica plastic surgeon, you’re getting one of the foremost experts in the world of BodyTite liposuction. To schedule a consultation and learn more about body contouring opportunities, simply call 1-877-211-7505 and a SpaMedica representative will be eager to assist you.