Liposuction has frequently been a favored procedure by cosmetic surgeons who are aiming to help patients alter breast tissue. Lifts or reduction via liposuction are commonly used to help patients achieve a reduced breast size and lifted appearance simultaneously. Primary candidates for these procedures often include patients with a breast size linked to chronic pain development in the back, neck and shoulders that affects daily life. Similarly, patients who are commonly recommended for breast lifts or reductions are faced with psychological hurdles associated with difficulties finding clothing that fits properly and remaining self-confident within the confines of a frequently uncomfortable physical form.
While breast lifts and reductions through traditional liposuction are effective, they come with the added risk of severe scarring due to invasive incisions and the potential for skin wrinkling or pocketing at the points of treatment as fat is removed and skin loses elasticity. This condition often leads to a need to undergo secondary treatment for skin contouring and tightening. Fortunately, modern advancements in the field of cosmetic technology have provided patients with the option to undergo BodyTite treatments for breast lift and reduction as an alternative to traditional routes
BodyTite for breast lift and reduction utilizes Radiofrequency-Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) to remove fat deposits in the breasts while simultaneously tightening skin. BodyTite for breast lift and reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure in the comfort of an attending physician’s office. Local anesthetic is applied to the area to be treated and ensures patients experience a painless procedure. The physician will use a double pronged and hand-held RFAL device to administer treatment.
The lower prong consists of a small cannula while the top prong works as an electrode to deliver precision-placed high-frequency energy waves to the treatment site. The cannula is inserted into the fat cells of the breast through a small incision point while the top prong remains hovering over the surface of the skin. Radio wave energy, controlled by the base unit of the device, is directed between the two prongs, effectively and safely liquifying fat deposits below the skin. As the cannula works to suction liquified deposits away from the breasts, heat is administered which actively tightens skin as the procedure progresses.
Patients who are aiming for a moderate breast reduction and lift of approximately 1 to 2 inches will find BodyTite to be a successful solution towards achieving their physical goals. It is highly recommended that patients who are considering BodyTite treatments for breast lift and reduction are in good health prior to undergoing a procedure and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle once the treatment is complete. Prime candidates for BodyTite treatments for beast lift and reduction are often aiming to achieve natural looking results and are happy to wait several weeks post-procedure to see continued improvements.
BodyTite treatment for breast lift and reduction is extremely safe and highly effective. As an outpatient procedure, this approach does not come with the many risks associated with surgery performed in a hospital or general anesthesia. The risk of developing infections over the course of a hospital stay or experiencing depressed respiratory function during surgery as a result of a reaction to anesthesia are entirely eliminated. Similarly, patients who elect to have BodyTite treatment for breast lift and reduction enjoy a short recovery period that involves a single point of injection as compared to traditional breast lifts and reductions that are accompanied by extended recovery times and severe incisions to care for.
Patients who are considering the benefits of BodyTite treatment for breast lift and reduction will want to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Wright at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center. This initial consultation provides the necessary time for Dr. Wright and his staff of cosmetic professionals to carefully review each patient’s medical history and complete a thorough examination of the area a patient would like to treat. Once a comprehensive patient portfolio is put in place, Dr. Wright works closely with prospective patients to create a customized treatment plan. The team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center maintains the highest standards of patient care and recognizes that cosmetic alterations come with both physical and emotional impacts. Patients are encouraged to maintain an open dialogue with Dr. Wright and his team when it comes to questions, concerns and procedural preferences. All of these factors contribute to patients receiving the most successful results possible.
BodyTite treatments for breast lift and reduction come at fluctuating costs depending on factors such as how much fat must be extracted and how many treatments are required for a patient. It’s essential that patients check in with their individual insurance provider prior to receiving treatment in order to have a clear understanding of what costs may be covered. For those without insurance, the staff at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center is happy to explain the many alternative financial and payment options available.