Dr. Basu can treat just about any area of the face or body with this innovative radiofrequency technology. If you have sagging, wrinkled skin and/or unwanted rolls or bulges, this treatment will likely help you. Following are a few of the more commonly treated concerns:
- Jowls, double chin, and "turkey neck"
- Upper arms
- Abdomen, waist, and flanks
- Male chest/breasts
- Inner and outer thighs
- Bra fat
BodyTite PRO and FaceTite shape, tighten, and lift all of these areas without a scalpel or a scar.
See how the BodyTite PRO technology works.
Your BodyTite PRO or FaceTite Procedure
The BodyTite PRO and FaceTite treatments can be performed under local anesthesia or light sedation in our Cypress facility. Your treatment area will be cleansed and marked as part of your preparation for the procedure. Dr. Basu will select either the FaceTite or the BodyTite PRO applicator, depending on the treatment area.
A small opening is made in the skin for the radiofrequency wand which is eased beneath the skin in the treatment area. The skin is "sandwiched" between this wand and the external radiofrequency transmitter, so the tissue is heated from both the inside and the outside. Dr. Basu will gently pass the instrument over (and through) the tissues in the treatment area to both melt the fat and tighten the skin. A typical treatment takes 15 to 60 minutes.
Because Dr. Basu offers the new, 40-watt BodyTite PRO technology, his patients enjoy almost 50% shorter treatment times and enhanced comfort. Since this upgraded technology offers variable power and speed, Dr. Basu can further customize treatments for his patients.
Your Recovery & Results
You will be discharged after your treatment, and you can go home and return to most routine activities. As you recover from your procedure, Dr. Basu asks you to wear a compression garment full time for a few days, then only at night for approximately 2 weeks. This helps with optimal healing and shaping the new contours of your face or body.
One of the top concerns Dr. Basu hears from patients is how much pain is involved with this—or any—procedure. The answer is highly dependent on the extent of the treatment and the individual’s pain threshold.
Most patients report swelling, some bruising, and soreness in the treatment areas for a few days after treatment. The discomfort is often compared to the muscle soreness after a tough workout. By most accounts, the recovery is more comfortable than that of liposuction.
Results are immediate, but full results emerge over the course of up to 6 months. Most patients only require one treatment.
Until recently there hasn't been an effective, nonsurgical alternative to facelift or neck lift procedures. EmbraceRF fills that treatment gap with an innovative procedure that combines the FaceTite technology with a device that molds the fat just below the skin's surface to create more youthful contours of the lower face. Dr. Basu is one of the first plastic surgeons to offer this breakthrough treatment.
HOW DOES EMBRACERF WORK?
The heat generated under the skin's surface by radiofrequency energy "molds" the fat that can accumulate in the lower portion of the face and the neck. Precisely molding the fat, instead of removing it using liposuction, creates a natural-looking youthfulness along the jawline and neck. Additionally, the heat tightens the skin.
BENEFITS OF EMBRACERF
Women and men who choose the EmbraceRF treatment enjoy many benefits, especially when compared to more invasive procedures such as a facelift or neck lift. EmbraceRF:
- Requires only a single treatment
- Can be performed using a local anesthetic
- Uses proven technology with consistent results
- Requires minimal downtime
As is true with FaceTite, the primary benefit of EmbraceRF is that patients look as young as they feel and are more confident in their appearances.
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Photos courtesy of InMode. Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR EMBRACERF?
EmbraceRF is an ideal treatment for people who aren't ready for a surgical facelift or neck lift but whose skin is too loose to have liposuction to remove unwanted fat. Candidates for EmbraceRF are:
- Individuals with age-related changes on the face and neck who are active, motivated, and healthy
- Women and men with unwanted wrinkles and pockets of fat in the lower face and neck with only mild to moderate loose skin
- Patients who have already had a facelift or neck lift and want to tighten skin that becomes lax over the years
If you have moderate to severe skin laxity, you may be better served by a more invasive procedure like a facelift or neck lift. EmbraceRF can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a brow lift or eyelid rejuvenation.
YOUR EMBRACERF PROCEDURE
The EmbraceRF procedure works above and below the skin. It's performed in our office in 2 steps. Before beginning the procedure, Dr. Basu's nurse may provide medication to help you relax. Dr. Basu injects a local anesthetic into the treatment area or areas before beginning the first step, which involves inserting the small wand used for FaceTite treatments. The second step involves treating the skin's surface with a separate device. Most patients say the procedure involves minimal discomfort.
The procedure typically takes only 45 minutes and requires only one treatment.
YOUR RECOVERY & RESULTS
Dr. Basu provides patients with detailed instructions and it's important to closely follow them. The downtime is minimal, with most patients comfortable enough to return to work the day after their treatments. Expect some mild to moderate swelling, bruising, and redness in the treatment area that resolves after a few days. In most cases, you can shower 24 to 48 hours after the treatment. Returning to exercise and more intense activities typically is fine 1 to 2 weeks after the treatment. Most patients feel comfortable going to a public setting within 3 to 4 days of the procedure.
You'll notice the results as the swelling goes away, and the improvements will continue for several months. The natural aging process continues, but you should enjoy the results of the EmbraceRF treatment for years.
Find out why so many people in the Houston area choose Dr. Basu for their aesthetic procedures. Request a consultation using the online form, or call our office at
(713) 799-2278 to schedule your appointment.