Tummy Tuck vs BodyTite. What Body Contouring Procedure is Right for You?


Top Rated Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Magassy, has been performing Tummy Tucks, and BodyTite for years in his Northern Virginia Accredited Surgical Suite. If you’ve been looking at your mid-section and aren’t happy with what you are seeing. You still have time to consider body contouring around your abdominal region before bathing suit season is over. Don’t know whether tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) or BodyTite is the right treatment for your specific needs and/or goals?

Both procedures are popular cosmetic procedures that restore a more toned, youthful-looking figure, but are intended to correct different issues. The abdominal procedure you and Dr. Magassy choose will depend on your body and the end result you are wanting.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that removes loose skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the muscles so that it appears flatter and more toned. Abdominoplasty is used for helping women restore their figures after pregnancy and for men and women that have had rapid, extreme weight loss and was left with loose skin.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there are several medical benefits in having a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty besides cosmetic reasons.

More Toned Abs and Better Posture

After extreme weight loss or multiple pregnancies, stomach muscles can become distended, and diet and exercise alone cannot help. You can do 1,000 sit ups a day, and it’s not going to create a flat, toned tummy. A tummy tuck surgically tightens weak muscles, while removing excess skin and fat, to flatten the abdomen.

After an abdominoplasty, patients may notice that their posture has improved significantly, thanks to the tightened muscles supporting their spine. The improved support and better posture can have the added benefit of relieving certain types of back pain.

Ventral Hernia Correction

A ventral hernia occurs when the intestine or abdominal tissue breaks through the abdominal wall and forms a pocket or sack. There are several potential causes, including abdominal weakness caused by massive weight loss or surgeries like C-sections or appendectomies.

A ventral hernia correction and abdominoplasty are similar procedures as both surgeries correct weakened adnominal muscles and pressure on the skin. No matter the cause, whether pregnancy or weight, a weak abdominal wall will allow a hernia to form.

What is BodyTite?

BodyTite is Most Advanced Body Contouring & Refinement, FDA Approved procedure that is a great solution for individuals who are looking to reduce fat without the saggy, wrinkly skin. It also helps improve saggy skin after weight loss or due to aging.

BodyTite is radiofrequency - assisted lipolysis (RFAL), a state-of-the-art technology that simultaneously liquefies and gently removes targeted fat, coagulates blood vessels, and tightens the skin.

RFAL energy is applied under and above the skin to gently melt the fat, and heat the skin and supporting structures. The thermal energy safely molds, contours and tightens, in a minimally invasive manner, with consistent results.

Advantages of BodyTite Treatments
  • Fat is dissolved and removed gently and easily.

  • Better results than traditional liposuction, with less risk and side effects.

  • Thermal energy coagulates small blood vessels reducing bleeding and bruising, which reduces downtime.

  • Thermal effects lift and tighten the skin and supporting structures.

  • Tissue tightening alone or in combination with liposuction is safe and effective for all patients, including obese individuals, and those with poor quality skin.

  • The procedure is done under local tumescent anesthesia.

  • This technique eliminates the need for invasive surgery and scarring, in many cases.

Liposuction can remove unwanted fatty deposits, but it has limitations. Liposuction provides only minimal skin tightening, and can result in unsatisfactory contour irregularities. Good candidates for liposuction must be close to their ideal body weight, have good muscle tone, and firm, elastic skin.

Patients with fatty deposits and sagging skin are not good candidates for liposuction because it leaves sagging, wrinkly skin untouched. Before BodyTite, the only options for patients with loose skin were invasive surgical procedures which have significant potential risks and adverse effects, produce large scars, and require longer recovery.

Numerous clinical studies report that the BodyTite procedure is safe and effective, and produces unrivaled results removing unwanted fat and tightening sagging skin. BodyTite is the state-of-the-art procedure to sculpt the body, and lift and firm the skin, and underlying structures.

Which Body Contouring Procedure is Right For You?

Ultimately, BodyTite and Tummy Tuck surgery can be excellent plastic surgery options for qualified candidates. The best way to know if you are a good candidate for either of these three procedures is to discuss your wants and need with a Top-Rated, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Magassy of Plastic Surgery Associates, PC, will be able to address any questions and concerns during your consultation and decide which procedure is right for you. Call today (703)790-5454 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Magassy of Plastic Surgery Associates, PC.

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