Many people have both sagging skin and also regions of stubborn fat on their body that they'd love to fix but without surgical liposuction and an invasive body lift. BodyTite is an innovative, minimally invasive liposuction procedure, which also tightens your skin with minimal recovery time. The RFAL (radiofrequency-assisted liposuction) in BodyTite allows board-certified surgeon Dr. Derek Lou to effectively help his patients in Houston, TX enhance their body shape. Approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), BodyTite can safely eliminate fat and improve skin laxity without any scars for quick, impressive results. Schedule an appointment at Lou Plastic Surgery to find out more about BodyTite and other treatment choices for fat removal and sagging skin.
"Dr. Lou was great! He completely put me at ease. I had something done that I thought would be more complicated. He explained the procedure and said it could be done in his office in a 30 minute time span. So easy! Now I regret waiting so long."- A. / Healthgrades / Jan 10, 2019
"Dr. Lou and Erica are simply amazing! Dr. Lou is not only a very talented surgeon he is a very patient, nice, and comforting Dr. Him and Erica never made me feel rushed or like I was asking too many questions and made me feel completely comfortable, I love them and am forever grateful to them for changing my life. Allie has been wonderful with post op treatments as well, could not ask for a better team than Lou Plastic Surgery!"- S.H. / Google / Oct 16, 2019
"Dr. Lou and his team are absolutely phenomenal and were God sent. I'd previously considered another surgeon for my procedure but didn't feel quite comfortable with him. So, I searched my insurance portal, and found Dr. Lou. I respect how he believes in knowing exactly what he's going into before a surgical procedure. Therefore, I was scheduled to have several CAT scans done before cutting into the unknown. He was very attentive during my healing process, and even came to my aid on Christmas day to check on me. His right hand person/office manager, Erica is more kind than I can express! She assured me that everything would go as planned, and ALWAYS greeted me with a smile....she even took out time to listen to me speak about my past moments of depression due to my displeasure with my body. What more can I say? Dr. Lou is an absolutely AMAZING and extremely CARING surgeon!! I'd choose this practice all over again if need be."- C.Y. / Google / Oct 12, 2019
"I saw Dr. Lou for a second opinion after an incident involving my thumb. There's a long story behind how the injury got so bad, but finding Dr. Lou was the best thing that ever happened to me. I only wish I had known him at the onset of this ordeal. The day before I met Dr. Lou, another doctor (at a clinic) was trying to convince me to go into emergency surgery to open my thumb up for what they said was infected very badly. Turns out, there was no infection at all, which was exactly what Dr. Lou confirmed before the results even came back. Dr. Lou is the best in my opinion. A doctor has to be able to listen (and there was a lot of background to give him), have compassion for the patient (which I was totally convinced he cared about me, what I was going through and my fears) and still provide the best solution for the problem. He had to clean up (cut) my thumb pretty good (and by good - it wasn't pretty, but I felt nothing b/c I was numb), but I immediately started the down road to recovery which no other doctor (I had seen 3 already) could get me to. It's because of Dr. Lou and his staff that I write this long review. I haven't experienced anything this traumatic in my adult life! Some people would say "it's just a thumb"...but you don't realize how much you need a thumb until it's almost gone! I'm almost 100% healed and Dr. Lou and his nurses have guided me every step of the way. They make you feel like family and you just don't get better than that these days! Thank you for everything Dr. Lou, Erika and Allie!"- K.M. / Google / Oct 11, 2019
"I wanted to write a review to thank Erika for helping me arranged my appointment with Dr. Lou to get some injections done. She helped me iron out some questions I had about the injectable products. I've been going to Dr. Lou for over a year now and his work is superior and he really provides excellent patient care. I definitely recommend Dr. Lou for all cosmetic needs whether it's small or large. Remember to ask for Erika when you call to book your appointment."- A.H. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2019
A treatment with BodyTite may be helpful if you would like to see improved skin tightness and contours in one or several regions of your body. You might be a candidate for BodyTite if you would like to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat and also enhance the appearance of sagging or wrinkled skin. You might have thought about body lift surgery or traditional liposuction but would rather minimize surgical scarring and recovery time. Many regions of the body may be treated with BodyTite; however, patients most commonly desire help with their arms, stomach, chest, thighs, and knees. During your initial consultation, Dr. Lou will pay attention to your needs and goals before helping you determine if BodyTite is best for you.
The BodyTite procedure is generally performed with the help of local anesthesia; however, general anesthesia can be used if you're nervous or getting multiple areas treated. The special BodyTite applicator is inserted via three millimeter incisions in your skin. The applicator has an external and internal thermometer to guard you from burns. Dr. Lou will use the applicator to liquefy and loosen the fat using radiofrequency waves so that the fat is easily removed from your body. The heat used throughout the fat elimination will tighten your connective tissue and skin for immediate improvements. BodyTite therapies usually take around 30 – 45 minutes for each area. Several treatments might be required or suggested by Dr. Lou to provide your best outcomes.
What to Expect
You'll have to recover for 5 – 10 days following your BodyTite procedure. A compression garment needs to be worn on the treated areas to encourage healing while also holding your new body contours. Some outcomes will be visible instantly; however, your final results won't be apparent for several months when the inflammation and swelling are gone. Even though the fat that's removed can't grow back, the remaining fat cells may become larger if you gain weight; therefore, it's important to keep a healthy, steady weight following your BodyTite procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does BodyTite cost?
The cost of your BodyTite procedure will depend on the number of areas being addressed. During your initial consultation, Dr. Lou can go over all your needs and concerns to determine your custom treatment plan. Once your treatment is developed, he can go over all your estimated costs.
BodyTite is ideal for men and women who wish to avoid lengthy recovery times, large surgical scars, and high costs of cosmetic surgery. Although BodyTite produces stunning results, traditional lift procedures, such as tummy tucks, arm lifts, and thigh lifts, are the most effective method for addressing loose or excess skin. In addition, liposuction is the most sufficient way to rid unsightly pockets of fat. During your assessment, Dr. Lou can discuss the benefits of both and which one is best for you.
What is radiofrequency?
Radiofrequency (RF) is an advanced energy that uses electrical currents to create controlled heat. This heat is then used to target and eliminate fat cells without disrupting the surrounding healthy tissue. It also helps promote collagen and elastin for tighter, healthier skin.
Is it safe?
Yes, as an FDA-approved treatment, BodyTite is a safe cosmetic procedure and is popular with both women and men. The procedure itself is very gentle and most patients are able to return to light activities soon after treatment. More strenuous activities can be resumed in 5 – 10 days, but this can vary.
Slim and Tight
Attain the benefits of body contouring and skin tightening in a single, easy BodyTite procedure by Dr. Lou. Eliminate the need for surgery and reduce downtime through radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis to reveal the body shape you want. Find out more about minimally invasive BodyTite in your appointment at Lou Plastic Surgery. Contact our office in Houston, TX to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lou.