Skin Tightening with BodyTite 

Skin tightening allows us to tighten and tone your skin without the need to make large incisions or perform more invasive procedures. You can have the treatment and go home the same day, and it comes with much less downtime than more invasive skin-tightening or skin excision options.  

At DiFrancesco Plastic Surgery, one of the unique nonsurgical skin-tightening treatments we offer is BodyTite, which not only tightens skin but removes fat as well. 

What is BodyTite? 

Unlike other skin-tightening treatments, BodyTite doesn’t just tighten skin. It uses radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis to remove unwanted fat as well.  It is often used along with liposuction to remove unwanted fat and improve body contouring.By simultaneously eliminating unwanted fat and tightening the skin, you receive a contoured and toned look quickly and easily and with very little downtime. 

Some of the areas we use BodyTite on include:. 

  • Arms 
  • Neck 
  • Chest 
  • Back 
  • Love Handles 
  • Abdomen 
  • Thighs 
  • Buttocks 

Candidates for BodyTite 

Most patients are good candidates for nonsurgical skin-tightening with BodyTite. If you’re struggling with mild to moderate skin laxity issues and are troubled with areas of unwanted fat, BodyTite is likely a perfect solution.  

Some other criteria we look for in ideal candidates for BodyTite include: 

  • In generally good health 
  • Has realistic expectations 
  • Patient has minimal excess skin 
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding 
  • Doesn’t have any medical conditions that could affect treatment 
  • Nonsmoker or willing to quit before the procedure 


Kind words from our patients

I had an excellent experience with Dr. DiFrancesco. She is a highly qualified and skilled plastic surgeon. Her staff is very professional and pleasant to work with. The work I received was exceptional and I couldn’t be more excited!

Dr. D was confident and professional. I am more than pleased with the results of my treatments. Pain free injections during lunch and I was ready to go out for the afternoon. No downtime! Thank You Dr. D and Staff

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BodyTite Procedure 

To start the BodyTite treatment, we’ll first administer local anesthesia to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure. Oral or IV sedation may be used. 

Once the anesthesia has kicked in, we’ll make a small incision in the treatment area. This is so we can easily insert one of the probes from the BodyTite device under the skin. BodyTite is often preformed along with other procedures such as liposuction. 

The probes emit radiofrequency energy that will liquify the fat cells while also heating the deep layers of tissue to increase collagen production and tighten your skin over time. Once the fat is liquified your body will naturally dispose the fat. When the treatment is finished, we will close the small incision, and you’ll be ready to start your recovery. 

BodyTite Recovery 

Before you leave the surgery center, we’ll provide you with a compression garment to help you heal. You’ll be able to go home immediately after treatment to start your recovery. You’ll likely have some mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Pain medication can be used to easily manage the discomfort, and your compression garment and resume normal activity 

You’ll need to avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks. You can return to work in 1-2 days and resume exercise in approximately 2 weeks.  

As for results, you’ll see some immediate changes and you’ll continue to see more over the next weeks and months as your swelling and bruising diminish and your skin builds up more collagen and tightens. It takes about six months for the skin to significantly tighten and contour to your new curves, and the full results can take up to a year to finally show up.  

The fat cells will never return, but the fat cells around the area can grow if you gain weight. With a healthy lifestyle, your skin-tightening results can last five years or more. 

Frequently Asked Questions about BodyTite

Is BodyTite painful? 

BodyTite is well tolerated by patients. Since we apply local anesthetic to the treatment area, you’ll be comfortable throughout the entire procedure and feel no pain at all. 

How long does treatment take? 

How long treatment takes can depend on the number of areas treated and the size of the areas.  It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. 

How many treatment sessions will I need? 

Most patients may only need one treatment session to achieve the results they’re looking for. 

Are the results of BodyTite permanent? 

The fat removal results are permanent. The fat cells won’t grow back. The skin tightening will last for years, but the treatment won’t stop the aging process. Your skin may eventually start sagging as you get older. 

How long should I wear the compression garment? 

We typically recommend wearing your compression garment for six weeks to ensure you’re properly healed. 

Schedule A Consultation 

Take the first step to an even better you with skin tightening with BodyTite at DiFrancesco Plastic Surgery. Schedule a consultation today by calling our Atlanta, GA office at (404) 531-2478 or filling out our online contact form. We can’t wait to help you look and feel your best!