One of the most popular cosmetic procedures year in and year out is Liposuction. Dr. Petropoulos now offers radiofrequency-assisted liposuction with two options— FaceTite™ and BodyTite™. The FaceTite™ procedure uses radiofrequency energy to liquefy fat (only if necessary) and subsequently tighten the skin in the respective areas such as the lower face, jowls, and neck.
What is FaceTite™?
Employing the same radiofrequency energy delivery system as BodyTite™, FaceTite™ tightens the skin on your lower face, jowls, and neck. The cannula also removes liquefied fat in the jowls and turkey gobble area, minimizing the effects of a double chin. Unlike BodyTite™, which mainly focuses on removing fat, FaceTite™ primarily is used to tighten the skin. However, FaceTite™ can effectively remove fat under the chin and in the areas where laugh lines form, if there is a need for that.
candidate for FaceTite™
FaceTite™ is a good procedure for anyone with loose, skin on the lower portion of their face or upper neck, especially on the jowls.
areas Treated with FaceTite™
- Lower face
- Upper neck area
Benefits of radiofrequency-assisted liposuction
There are numerous benefits to the combination of RF energy and liposuction used in the FaceTite™ /BodyTite™ systems.
Superior body contouring — Because the RF energy liquefies the fat that is then instantly suctioned away, contouring is smoother and avoids the lumpy, irregular appearance that can follow after traditional liposuction.
Skin contraction — The heating that melts the fat simultaneously causes the skin to contract and the body produces new amounts of collagen (the skin’s structural support protein). Liposuction without RF energy doesn’t provide skin contraction.
Controlled directional energy distribution — Because the RF energy transfers from the cannula through the tissue up to the external handpiece, the direction can be precisely controlled. This maximizes the RF energy utilization, while keeping the surrounding tissues safe.
Decreased downtime — Traditional liposuction involves tissue trauma, as the cannula is mechanically moved back and forth under the skin to break up fat pockets. By using RF energy to break down and liquefy fat, the cannula with BodyTite™ gently extracts the fat. This creates far less bruising, swelling, and downtime.
The FaceTite™ procedure is performed with local anesthesia. During FaceTite™ we infiltrate a tumescent solution consisting of low dose Lidocaine, and saline solution to numb the area and to constrict the blood vessels. This makes for less bruising. The entry points for the procedure are tiny pin pricks, around 2mm in size, and usually only require a bandaid . They don’t create a scar. For FaceTite™, the entry point is made behind the ear.
Watch Dr. Anna Petropoulos Discuss BodyTite™, FaceTite™ and Fractora at IMCAS
Scroll to 6:05 for Injectable Radiofrequency treatments FaceTite™ and BodyTite™
What is recovery like after radiofrequency-assisted liposuction?
After your procedure, you’ll wear compression garments on the areas treated with BodyTite™. These usually need to be worn for two weeks to help your body adapt to its new slimmer contours. With both procedures, most patients can usually return to work in a couple days. There might be some slight bruising and swelling that can linger. Pain is minimal but can be managed with ibuprofen.
Is FaceTite™ Painful?
FaceTite™ does not involve any pain during the procedure, nor afterwards. We locally numb the treatment areas and then inject a tumescent solution that contains anesthetic. This ensures that you will feel nothing during the procedure. As mentioned above, there is some mild temporary soreness afterwards, but it is not extreme.
Can I do FaceTite™ in a single session?
These FaceTite™ procedure can be done during a single session. If you choose to do more, only two or three body parts should be addressed on the same day depending on their size and amount of reduction requested.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have areas of loose skin, FaceTite™ might be a great option for you for skin tightening. Call (978) 739-9500 to schedule a consultation at our office in Danvers, MA.