Non-invasive cosmetic procedures are on the rising, according to the Plastic Surgery Statistics Report 2017, issued by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In particular, non-surgical fat reduction and, non-invasive skin tightening treatments boosted, respectively, 7% and 9%, compared with 2016 (1). The increasing popularity of these scalpel-free procedures follows their recognized success in achieving outstanding, permanent results while decreasing downtime, and minimizing anesthetic and surgical-related complications such as bleeding, scarring, pain and infection. Among these non-surgical, emerging technologies, FaceTite and BodyTite are the most advanced contouring devices, readily available nowadays. These systems are FDA-approved and clinically proven to cause significant contraction of the skin and soft tissue (more than 35% skin retraction at 12 months, compared with less than 8% for similar fat reduction and skin tightening techniques)(2). With FaceTite and BodyTite, patients who would prefer to avoid surgery and general anesthesia, can remove excess body and facial fat without leaving behind saggy, wrinkly skin. Recovery time required for these procedures is remarkably short (1-2 days), and also pain-free, relative to traditional lipolysis methods.
FaceTite is a leading-edge contouring solution for the face and small areas of the body that helps patients achieve results similar to a facelift without excisional surgery. This scalpel-free, and scarless skin treatment is typically performed in the office, under local anesthesia. Using radio-frequency (RF) technology, the surgeon places a small probe beneath the skin that heats the tissues causing them to contract and tighten. FaceTite results are dramatic, yet natural. Patients tighter, younger looking skin can stay that way for years to come with optimal results lasting 3-5 years. Most patients can return to work and their regular activities as soon as 24-48 hours after the procedure. Furthermore, FaceTite can be combined with liposuction in the jowls and neck areas to attain more contouring and a more overall youthful appearance. Additionally, BodyTite provides doctors with a tool to perform brachioplasty surgeries (arm lifts) without excisions, breast lifts without the lollipop scar and contour areas of non-adherence with results previously only achieved through more extensive surgical procedures. Surgeons proficient in these innovative techniques would get very strong soft tissue contraction without the need for aggressive subdermal liposuction or skin excision. With both, FaceTite and BodyTite game-changing technologies, patients are left with surgical-like results without the large scars, less downtime, and long-lasting, beautiful results.
(1) “Plastic Surgery Statistics Report 2017”. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2017/plastic-surgery-statistics-report-2017.pdf
(2) Shridharani, Sachin M. “Liposuction Devices: Technology Update”. National Center for Biotechnology Information, US National Library of Medicine. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4114741/