Body Contouring with BodyTite

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. But Dr. Kearney believes in taking traditional liposuction to the next level by adding radiofrequency energy. This is called radiofrequency-assisted liposuction and Dr. Kearney offers it in two procedures — BodyTite™ and FaceTite™ — at his San Diego practice. These procedures use radiofrequency energy to liquefy fat and later tighten the skin in the abdomen, thighs, and flanks, and on the lower face, jowls, and neck.

What is BodyTite™?

BodyTite™ is a body contouring procedure that also provides significant skin contraction. The BodyTite™ system uses a cannula with an internal electrode that is inserted through a tiny incision. Attached to the cannula, but resting atop the skin, is a metal wand that features an external electrode. The radiofrequency passes from the internal electrode to the external electrode, heating the fat and surrounding tissues without damaging those tissues. The liquefied fat is then suctioned away through the cannula. The RF energy that has heated the dermis layer of the skin causes the skin to contract and tighten, firming the area.

The same process holds true for FaceTite™, but the accent is on skin tightening more than fat removal.

What are the benefits of radiofrequency-assisted liposuction?

There are numerous benefits to the combination of RF energy and liposuction used in the BodyTite™/FaceTite™ systems.

  • Superior body contouring — Because the RF energy liquefies the fat that is then instantly suctioned away, contouring is smoother and avoids the lumpy, irregular appearance that can follow liposuction.
  • Skin contraction — The heating that melts the fat also causes a “wound” response in the dermis layer of the skin. This causes the skin to contract down and the body produces new amounts of collagen (the skin’s structural support protein) to send to the perceived “wound.” Liposuction without RF energy doesn’t provide skin contraction.
  • Controlled directional energy distribution — Because the RF energy transfers from the cannula through the tissue up to the external handpiece, the direction can be precisely controlled. This maximizes the RF energy utilization, while ensuring there is little risk of thermal damage to surrounding tissues.
  • Decreased downtime — Liposuction involves tissue trauma, as the cannula is moved back and forth under the skin to break up fat pockets. By using RF energy to break down and liquefy fat, the cannula with BodyTite™ gentle extracts the fat. This creates far less bruising, swelling, and downtime.

Interested in liposuction with RF energy? BodyTite™ and FaceTite™ could be just the thing for you. Call Dr. Kearney at (858) 677-9352 to schedule a consultation.

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