BodyTite Liposuction Coming Soon
Patients in search of an innovative body sculpting procedure that promises permanent fat removal, tightening of the skin, minimal downtime and virtually no discomfort will soon have a new option to consider. BodyTite Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction has received CE, ISO and Health Canada clearance, and is quickly growing in popularity in Canada. It is currently undergoing clinical trials in the U.S., and is pending clearance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States. Some cosmetic surgeons in the U.S. are taking part in the clinical trials; therefore, BodyTite is currently available in a few cosmetic surgery centers, including offices in New York and Philadelphia, and will be widely available across the country upon FDA approval.
Product DevelopmentThe BodyTite Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction device is a product of Invasix Ltd, which was founded in 2008 and is based in Israel, with offices in Germany, Canada, Tokyo, Hong Kong and the United States. As a medical device company providing innovative products to be used in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedures, Invasix focuses on the development of a wide range of products using their proprietary, patented Radiofrequency Assisted LipoTightening (RFAL) technology. Products are currently available in Asia, Europe, Australia, South America and Canada, with the United States poised to soon be added to that list.
How BodyTite WorksBodyTite permanently removes fat through the use of bipolar radiofrequency energy, which is precisely delivered to fat deposits by use of a probe inserted through a 3 millimeter incision in the skin of the treatment area. The doctor uses a touch screen input system to input pertinent information, which allows for ease of use for the provider, as well as increased comfort and safety for the patient. The bipolar radiofrequency energy is used to liquefy fat cells, which are then removed through aspiration. At the same time, radio waves encourage connective tissue and collagen to contract, resulting in enhanced skin firmness, while the precise deliver of energy ensures less trauma to surrounding tissue, as well as less bleeding and swelling.
Recovery ProcessThis innovative body contouring procedure is intended for use in the permanent removal of unwanted fat and tightening of the skin in various areas of the body, including the chin, face, hips, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, knees, waist, abdomen, face and back. The procedure is billed as painless and requires less downtime after treatment than conventional liposuction and other new liposuction procedures. It is performed on an out-patient basis using local anesthesia, and requires approximately 30 to 45 minutes per treatment session. The patient will likely experience some swelling and bruising after the procedure; however, this should be minimal and much less than expected with traditional liposuction. Compression garments are worn for a few weeks after treatment to assist in the healing process and further minimize any side effects that occur.
BodyTite Clinical StudiesEarly clinical studies have shown that radiofrequency-assisted BodyTite procedures may be up to 40% more effective than traditional liposuction treatments in tightening skin in the treatment area. Additional studies have shown that BodyTite can be up to five times more effective in tightening the body than SmartLipo, a laser-assisted liposuction procedure, and that BodyTite can be performed in half the time. This increased efficiency is credited to BodyTite's capacity to simultaneously break down and remove fat cells quickly and precisely.
Results with BodyTiteBodyTite Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction provides immediately noticeable results with no scarring and minimal side effects. It is touted as one of the safest forms of liposuction, largely due to the incorporation of new, innovative safety features on the device. Once BodyTite achieves FDA clearance and is widely available in the United States, the price per treatment session is expected to range from $2,000 to $6,000, which will vary depending on geographical region and individual provider fees.