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BodyTite Tightens Skin Without the Scars of Conventional Surgery
Minimally Invasive Bodytite as Alternative to Traditional Skin Removal Surgery
By: Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, MD
Various energy devices have been advocated in the past for skin tightening purposes in the hopes of providing this less invasive alternative. While heat is frequently the final common pathway to effect tightening of the tissues, the method of delivery and the efficacy as well as potential side effects incurred have not been optimized.
Bodytite has been introduced to the market recently and promises something different with regard to its methodology. In the past, the energy delivery systems have been monopolar devices - one pole with dispersal of energy from that one point. This had two downsides - energy dissipation with distance and inability to focus energy to improve efficacy of treatment. Bodytite is a bipolar energy delivery device in which the energy is focused between the two poles to concentrate the effect and to effectively measure the temperature achieved. This is critical to both achieving the maximal contraction of tissues without suffering massive burns due to inability to regulate temperature. Thus, efficacy is improved and side effects are minimized.
Dr. Kenneth Hughes is quick to point out that Bodytite does not reproduce the tightness of an excisional procedure or that everyone is an appropriate candidate for Bodytite. Tissue contraction will not reproduce the results of excisional surgery, and patient expectations should be managed accordingly. Bodytite is also not without potential complications. Burns are still an inevitable result of a thermal device in some situations.
However, Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes now performs hundreds of these Bodytite procedures each year on the tummies, arms, thighs, bra rolls, and other areas of skin laxity for patients from around the world. The vast majority of these patients are very happy with the improvement in skin tightness and the minimal scarring. This technology has opened up an avenue of improvement for patients who otherwise would have refused the larger scars of traditional surgery.
See Before and After Photos of Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, MD at https://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com
Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes
Director of Hughes Plastic Surgery
Page Updated Last on: Jul 28, 2019