Every year liposuction is one of the top three cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. Also, non-invasive skin tightening procedures using radiofrequency or laser energy have been becoming more popular.
At FosterMD, we now combine the two procedures into one, reducing fat and tightening skin at the same time. The procedures are called FaceTite™ and NickTite™.
What Is FaceTite™?
What Is NeckTite™?
What areas can be treated with FaceTite™ and NeckTite™?
What are the benefits of radiofrequency-assisted liposuction?
The secret to FaceTite™ and NeckTite™ at FosterMD is the combination of liposuction and radiofrequency energy. There are numerous benefits to the combination of RF energy and liposuction used with these 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 liposuction.
- Skin contraction — The heating that melts the fat also causes a “wound” response in the dermis layer of the skin. This causes the skin to contract down and the body produces new amounts of collagen (the skin’s structural support protein) to send to the perceived “wound.” 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 ensuring there is little risk of thermal damage to surrounding tissues.
- Decreased downtime — Traditional liposuction involves tissue trauma, as the cannula is moved back and forth under the skin to break up fat pockets. By using RF energy to break down and liquefy fat, the cannula gently extracts the fat. This creates far less bruising, swelling, and downtime.
How Do FaceTite™/ NeckTite™ Treatments Work?
Both of these procedures are minimally invasive body contouring procedures at FosterMD. The procedures are both performed with only local anesthesia to numb the areas where tiny incisions are created for the insertion of the cannula. The cannula itself is very thin, about the size of a knitting needle. The treatments areas are injected with a tumescent solution common to modern liposuction. The solution consists of saline, epinephrine, and Lidocaine. This numbs the area, makes the fat easier to remove, and constricts the blood vessels for less bleeding and subsequent bruising. Then the FaceTite™/NeckTite™ handpiece cannula is inserted. On the tip of the cannula is an internal electrode that delivers the radiofrequency energy below the skin to liquefy the fat. Above the skin on the surface rests the other portion of the handpiece, a metal wand that serves as the external electrode. This is important because it give the RF energy a pathway upward through the skin from the internal electrode to the external electrode. This provides the skin tightening typical to RF treatments.
While the thin cannula is delivering the RF energy below the skin to liquefy and then suction out unwanted fat, the RF energy is also pulsing upward through the skin. This is the dual benefit of both FaceTite™ and NeckTite™, and our FosterMD patients love it.
Where Is FaceTite™ And NeckTite™ Performed?
FaceTite and NeckTite procedures are performed in the office. We believe it is important to follow the highest standards of safety and sterility and to provide you with the utmost comfort and privacy during your visits.
How Long Does FaceTite™ And NeckTite™ Take?
How Many FaceTite™ And NeckTite™ Treatments Are Needed?
FaceTite™/ NeckTite™ Recovery Time
Is FaceTite™/ NeckTite™ Safe?
Is Anesthesia Needed For FaceTite™ And NeckTite™ Treatments?
Are FaceTite™ And NeckTite™ Non-Invasive?
Because tiny incisions (usually only about 3mm) need to be made to insert the cannula portion of the FaceTite™/NeckTite™ handpiece, this is considered to be a minimally invasive procedure. The combination of non-invasive RF skin tightening and RF-assisted liposuction is considered to be a hybrid procedure