BodyTITE VS. Tummy Tuck

BODYtite and Tummy Tuck Surgery (also known as abdominoplasty surgery) are both effective treatment options to remove the “muffin top.” This is another term for belly fat that hangs over the front of your pants. Is this “muffin” skin or a combination of skin and fat?  The answer to this question will help determine which treatment is best to treat a bulging waistline.

Often times our belly skin stretches overtime. This may be the result of pregnancies, weight gains and losses or it could be just part of the aging process. If your muffin top is mainly skin, you may be a candidate for BODYtite. BODYtite is a minimally invasive procedure which uses new innovative energy technology to heat up the internal and external layer of the skin causing contraction to the skin. Excess fat can be liquefied during the procedure and suctioned away to further improve body shape. Most patients have BODYtite under local anesthetic and are able to return to normal activities within a few days. If the abdominal muscles and fascia are also stretched, a tummy tuck may be your best option.

The Tummy Tuck is a surgical procedure which removes skin and fat. In addition, the abdominal fascia or internal girdle is also tightened to produce a flatter belly. The incision is usually hidden in the bikini line.  Patients usually return to normal activity in 2 weeks.

We offer both surgical and non-surgical options for our patients at The Sullivan Centre. Our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christine Sullivan specializes in body contouring and breast surgery. She performs both of these procedures regularly. Dr. Sullivan evaluates every patient and recommends the appropriate treatment plan and options. Plastic surgery is not one size fits all. The mark of an excellent surgeon is to listen to your concerns and come up with a treatment plan to address these while being transparent with expectations. Ready to look and feel your best? Contact us for a consultation today.

General Comparison:

BODYtite:Tummy Tuck:
Minimally invasiveInvasive
Local anestheticGeneral Anesthesia
Tightens skinRemoves Fat and Tightens Skin
No scarringScarring is to be expected
3-5 day recovery14 day recovery