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BodyTite vs Tummy Tuck

If you are looking to contour your abdomen and take care of any loose skin, there are two great procedures you can consider. BodyTite and tummy tucks can help take care of your unwanted fat tissue and have you looking your best with two radically different methods. Here is how BodyTite and tummy tucks work:

The Procedure

BodyTite is a procedure that uses radio frequency assisted liposuction to remove unwanted and shape your abdomen. Radio frequency energy “melts” down the fat tissue before it is conveniently removed through a tiny canal. Only a minuscule incision is needed to remove this fat tissue. BodyTite is often combined with tumescent liposuction which can remove a great deal more fat, sometimes as much as a tummy tuck but by itself, Bodytite removes much less fat than a tummy tuck.

Tummy tucks, on the other hand, are a surgical procedure that can remove large quantities of fat tissue through a more invasive method. This treatment can help add definition to your abdomen and remove any excess skin. There are definite differences between BodyTite vs Tummy Tuck.


Both procedures offer a variety of benefits that can be good for those looking for something in particular. BodyTite lets you remove unwanted fat tissue and tighten any sagging skin. This is done by invigorating the collagen production in your skin. Other benefits include the use of only local anesthesia, making sure our patients are comfortable and having very little scar tissue. Tummy tucks also remove unwanted fat tissue and excess skin, but can also help eliminate stretch marks. The procedure is able to help repair any weakened muscles around the abdomen. Studies have shown that BodyTite can give you two-thirds of the skin tightening that is achieved with an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck.

The Results

Patients of BodyTite will begin to notice dramatic results after their first session. Since only tiny incisions are used to remove the fat tissue, there is very little healing needed. Most individuals are able to return to their everyday activities within a day or two and work out within two weeks.

Tummy tucks, on the other hand, require general anesthesia, since both a horizontal and vertical incision is needed to remove fat tissue. During the procedure, a new belly button is made, with adhesives and sutures needed to seal up any incisions. Patients of tummy tucks will experience a fair amount of swelling and bruising before results are noticed. Patients are recommended to avoid strenuous activities for 6 to 8 weeks and wear compression garments to accelerate your body’s healing.

Learn the Differences Between BodyTite vs Tummy Tuck

If you are looking to get rid of any unwanted fat tissue, look no further than the Laser Lipo & Vein Center. Our highly trained staff led by Dr. Wright has a wealth of experience you cannot find anywhere else. From BodyTite to tummy tucks and other cosmetic procedures, choose the Laser Lipo & Vein Center for the best results. Call today for your no-obligation consultation and see if you are a good candidate for either of these incredible treatments.