tummy tuck procedure

BodyTite vs Tummy Tuck

A contoured stomach can be achieved through a variety of procedures that remove unwanted fat tissue and get rid of loose and sagging skin. Two of the most popular procedures that can achieve these results are BodyTite and tummy tucks. While they can achieve similar results in what you want, they are achieved through different means. Here is how BodyTite and tummy tucks compare to one another:

The Procedure

BodyTite and tummy tucks are significantly different from one another. BodyTite is considered to be a much less invasive treatment that only requires a tiny incision to remove any unwanted fat tissue. This procedure uses radiofrequency assisted liposuction that will “melt” down the fat tissue and remove it through a tiny cannula. This is a great way to remove pockets of fat tissue that have been resistant to dieting and exercise. A tummy tuck procedure in St Louis requires significant surgical incisions made horizontally and vertically across your abdomen. With a tummy tuck procedure, our technicians are able to remove a larger quantity of fat tissue and the surrounding loose skin.

The Benefits of BodyTite or Tummy Tuck Procedure in St Louis

Incredible benefits can be noticed after your BodyTite or tummy tuck procedure in St Louis. BodyTite will get rid of that unwanted fat tissue that has been stubbornly resistant to exercise and dieting while toning your skin. The collagen production in your skin is renewed through the use of radiofrequency energy. Only local anesthesia is used, making sure you are kept comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. BodyTite can be combined with liposuction to remove a larger amount of fat which can come close to the amount of fat removed with a tummy tuck.

As mentioned, tummy tucks will be able to remove a larger quantity of fat tissue and help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and sagging skin. Patients of tummy tucks can even see more definition in the weakened muscles around the treated area. Tummy tucks can achieve a bit more skin tightening than is possible with Bodytite. Bodytite can only give about 2/3 of the skin tightening seen with a tummy tuck or thigh lift.

The Results

You can see the incredible results immediately following your BodyTite procedure. Only a very short recovery period is needed, as the tiny incision will heal quickly. Most patients return to their daily routines within a day or two and resume exercising in as little as two weeks. Tummy tucks require on average six to eight weeks for a full recovery due to the invasive nature of the procedure. Patients are advised to wear compression garments and refrain from strenuous activities during this time. Results can be observed after any potential side effects such as bruising and swelling have subsided.

Treatment from the Laser Vein Center

If you are looking to get rid of unwanted fat and tone up your abdomen, we can offer the treatment you need. Dr. Wright and his team are on hand ready to provide you with their dedicated support. Call us today for your free consultation and see if you are a candidate for our life-changing procedures.