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Both men and women can be left with loose, sagging skin due to weight loss, genetics, and the normal aging process. Even with a regular exercise routine and healthy diet, the lax skin often does not bounce back to its youthful appearance, robbing the body of a contoured figure. While traditional skin excisional surgical techniques such as a Tummy Tuck or Brachioplasty can be successful at reshaping and tightening the skin, however not everyone is ready to commit to an invasive procedure or needs one. Now you have a non-surgical option with BodyTite PRO. Patients can expect a firmer, slimmer contour without scars and significantly less downtime than traditional surgery. Plus improved self-esteem and confidence!
BodyTite PRO from InMode is a minimally invasive skin tightening device that uses radiofrequency technology for surgery-free, scar-free body contouring on virtually any area of the face or body with skin laxity. The BodyTite PRO will tighten skin while melting away isolated fat cells. Whether used alone, or in combination with an additional body sculpting technique such as Liposuction, there is no other available technology today can match the benefits of BodyTite PRO from Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’s board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula.
Body Contouring Benefits with BodyTite PRO
BodyTite PRO is a minimally invasive technique, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe method for shaping, tightening, and lifting skin. The first treatment of its kind, BodyTite PRO uses radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) for exceptional body contouring and fat coagulation results in both men and women. This unique radiofrequency heat encourages the body’s collagen and elastin production, tightening the skin to restore a youthful figure without the drawbacks of an invasive procedure. You can see improvements in skin tightening and skin laxity for up to one full year after treatment, as the collagen and elastin production continues to increase you get progressive skin retraction.
Many individuals ask for non-surgical options for skin tightening after they’ve undergone non-invasive fat reduction procedures such as CoolSculpting®, truSculpt® and Emsculpt®. These procedures don’t do a great job at tightening skin, so many patients are still concerned about contour issues afterwards. Even patients who have previously undergone Liposuction or TummyTuck are looking for improved skin tightening with time. BodyTite PRO’s radiofrequency technology is perfect for these patients. What Areas Can BodyTite Pro Target?
What Parts Of The Body Can BodyTite PRO Target?
The BodyTite PRO provides customized body contouring results for the:
BodyTite PRO tightens the skin using innovative radiofrequency energy waves, heating multiple layers of tissue underneath the skin as well as external skin to a predetermined, desired temperature. The dermis, the deeper part of the skin, is packed with collagen and once it reaches the set temperature the existing collagen fibers tighten and contract, immediately improving the skin’s tautness and contour. The tissue remodeling via directional heat and fat coagulation also triggers the body to increase its collagen production, creating additional structure and support over the coming months.
Dr. Ravi is one of the first plastic surgeons in Houston to offer the BodyTite PRO, which is only available to board certified plastic surgeons. The BodyTite PRO utilizes a 40-watt system which is faster and more powerful when compared to the standard BodyTite technique which uses a 23-watt system. This means a faster treatment with improved, uniform and consistent results plus decreased bruising, swelling, and downtime. The BodyTite PRO is an excellent alternative to a tummy tuck procedure in select patients and perfect for anyone looking for body contouring results without the scars.
During the procedure, Dr. Ravi will create one or more very small incisions in the target area. Using a small handpiece, one small electrode is placed under the skin and another larger electrode stays outside the skin, the sandwiched radiofrequency waves are focused together, traveling only to the necessary tissues. Creating a contained thermal field, adipose (fat) tissue is liquefied, and then suctioned away. The radiofrequency waves boost the body’s production of collagen, tightening and firming tissue.
Why Choose Body By Ravi For Body Contouring
Over the last decade, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula has dedicated his practice to bringing patients the newest, most innovative treatments and procedures in a safe, low-stress environment. Specializing in body contouring techniques, Dr. Ravi’s research has shown that minimally invasive radiofrequency treatments can provide patients with immediate results, with ongoing skin tightening that continues to improve for up to one year, without scars and less downtime.
Along with his associate, board certified physician Dr. Swapna Gopathi, Dr. Ravi is excited to offer BodyTite to the Houston area. The minimally invasive technique provides significant body contouring benefits without scarring. Patients can see a significant increase in skin contraction. With BodyTite and FaceTite, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi offer patients dramatic facial and body contouring results that continue to improve for twelve months, with less downtime and without the many post-procedure restrictions seen with traditional surgical procedures
“The extremely safe BodyTite PRO helps me provide immediate skin tightening to patients without scars and without much of a downtime. After an extensive search, this is the only machine that can get patients these surgical results without conventional surgery.” – Dr. Ravi Somayazula
The BodyTite PRO Consultation
New patients should expect their BodyTite PRO consultation to take an hour or more. During this in-depth appointment, Dr. Ravi or Dr. Gopathi will get to know your individual needs and assess the areas of concern. After discussing your long-term goals and desired results, the surgeon will carefully explain the BodyTite PRO procedure. Together, it can be determined if BodyTite PRO is the right technique to meet your body contouring needs. If so, a personalized treatment plan will be created. Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi will also discuss any additional recommended techniques, such as liposuction, that will help to achieve optimal results. You are always given multiple options and recommendations, but Dr. Ravi will give you his honest opinion on what will give you the best results based on your goals.
The ideal BodyTite PRO patient will be in generally good health, yet struggling with lax skin. As the BodyTite procedure is not a substitute for weight loss, potential patients should be close to a healthy body weight. A good candidate for BodyTite will understand the procedure and hold realistic expectations for their final results.
Your BodyTite PRO Procedure
BodyTite sessions are performed in a Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics procedure room or at a Houston-area surgery center. BodyTite can be performed by itself, or with liposuction (RFAL). Dr. Ravi will discuss all of your options during the consultation appointment. The length of each BodyTite session will vary, depending on the individual patient and the areas being treated. If only a small area is treated, the procedure may be performed using a local anesthetic. When large areas, multiple locations, or additional techniques are included in the treatment, general anesthesia may be recommended. Patients are back home the same day.
BodyTite PRO Recovery and Results
BodyTite requires little downtime. Depending on the extent of treatment and the number of areas addressed, most patients will need one to two days of light activity and rest. Smaller treatment areas require a shorter recovery. Normal activity can be resumed as soon as you are comfortable. Bruising and mild swelling may last for six to twelve weeks. Patients are normally feeling well enough to return to work in two to four days, however some of Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ patients feel good enough to return to work the following day.
Results from BodyTite can be seen immediately. Over the next twelve months, as the tissue heals and the body’s collagen supply is replenished, the benefits will continue to improve. In most cases, only one BodyTite procedure is needed to achieve the desired change in body contour.
BodyTite is a safe, FDA-approved treatment. Side-effects are mild, but can include tenderness, skin sensitivity, swelling, blisters and bruising. Over the first few days, this soreness will slowly dissipate, although swelling and bruising may last six weeks or more. For most patients, over-the-counter medications are the only pain medication needed.
Only a few, small incisions are required for the BodyTite procedure, meaning little to no visible scarring. With a built-in safety mechanism, the BodyTite applicator emits an appropriate degree of heat, not causing any damage to the surrounding tissue or skin.
BodyTite from Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics:
If you are considering the benefits of a body contouring procedure but find yourself not yet ready to commit to surgery or are unsure of what you need, think about BodyTite PRO from Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. To get more information, and to find out if the procedure could be right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ravi or Dr. Gopathi, two of Houston’s most experienced BodyTite providers. Call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at 281.242.1061 to arrange your first appointment. Our office is centrally located in Houston, close to the Memorial, Galleria and Katy areas. Traveling from outside of Houston? Speak with your patient coordinator about a virtual BodyTite consultation and assistance with local lodging or transportation.
BodyTite PRO is the first, FDA-approved device of its kind, using radiofrequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) to gently heat dermal tissue. The minimally invasive technique tightens the skin, melts away fat, and stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen for exceptional body contouring results. Dr. Ravi brings his patients the BodyTite PRO for even faster, more consistent results without an extensive surgical procedure.
A BodyTite PRO male or female candidate will be looking to improve the loose skin that can appear after pregnancy, weight loss, or with the aging process. An ideal patient should be in generally good health and close to their ideal body weight, with realistic expectations for their final results. Although BodyTite PRO provides superb body contouring benefits, the treatment is not a method for weight loss.
BodyTite PRO is an extremely versatile treatment, able to successfully address almost any area of skin and stubborn fat, including the stomach, waistline, flanks (Love Handles), upper arms, inner/outer thighs and face.
BodyTite PRO is an outpatient procedure, getting patients home the same day. It is common to see some swelling, redness, and tenderness for the first few days, although this should rapidly improve. A surgical compression garment will need to be worn for six weeks, decreasing swelling and enhancing the final body contouring results.
Most patients are feeling good enough to return to work two to four days after their BodyTite PRO session. However, strenuous exercise should be avoided until you are comfortable. Those patients with a physically active job may need to take additional time off from work, or have their duties adjusted until they are fully healed.
The benefits from BodyTite PRO can be seen immediately, plus as the body continues to heal, the results will steadily improve over the next twelve months. Patients who continue with a healthy lifestyle can enjoy long-lasting benefits for years to come from BodyTite PRO.
Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics
Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both Board-Certified Physicians, use a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and Sculptra®. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.
Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics sends well wishes to all of those impacted by COVID-19. Dr. Ravi and our staff understand that this has impacted our community in multiple ways, but we are ready to support you in any way we can. Patients have multiple concerns and anxieties, and we want to assure you that as a medical practice, we are here for you.
Our office is currently open and ready to serve you. We are performing elective surgeries per Texas state guidelines at our Ambulatory Surgery Center, Houston Plastic Surgery Center. All surgical patients are required to test for Covid-19, this will be reviewed in detail with you by your Patient Care Coordinator. We are also still performing Injectables, such as Botox and fillers, and other in-office Med Spa procedures, such as miraDry and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling. In order to do our part to decrease the spread of Covid-19, our office does have a strict screening protocol and all staff and patients are required to wear masks at all times. Our staff continues to follow strict guidelines to increase the frequency of cleaning of all contact surfaces, such as door handles and countertops, with appropriate cleaning solutions. Your safety has always been, and will continue to be, of utmost importance.
Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both board certified physicians, continue to offer in person consultations as well as virtual consultations via a secure HIPAA compliant platform. We are happy to provide these two options to guarantee your comfort.
As responsible leaders in our community, we will always take the appropriate steps to ensure that every decision we make is focused on the health and safety of our patients and staff. We continue to monitor the CDC’s guidelines on infection control and are implementing their recommendations on an ongoing basis.