Dr. Hughes' BODYTITE and FACETITE Procedures in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
Dr. Kenneth Hughes, MD from his new surgery center in Los Angeles has helped revolutionize the skin and tissue tightening options for patients with his successes made with the new Facetite and Bodytite technology. Before the advent of this new technology, there was not a great option for patients who had too much skin laxity to be happy and too little skin laxity to merit a larger scar. Through his own proprietary techniques, Dr. Hughes can create a much tighter skin envelope and avoid larger scars with Bodytite and Facetite procedures.
WHAT IS BODYTITE?
BodyTite is a less invasive solution for individuals who are looking to tighten tissues while simultaneously tightening skin. This procedure can be helpful to improve saggy skin after weight loss or due to aging. Dr. Hughes utilizes it in liposuction revision to remedy the lumps, bumps, dents, divots, and deformities as well as improve loose skin wherever it may exist.
BodyTite is a minimally invasive procedure that shapes, tightens and lifts without a larger scar that would be necessary in excisional procedures like tummy tuck, thigh lift, arm lift, bra line back lift, knee lift, lower posterior body lift, and excisional buttlifts. Bodytite will create about 40% skin contraction or improvement, but it will not reproduce the tightness of a well executed excisional procedure like tummy tuck, thigh lift, or arm lift. Patients should not expect this type of result, and Dr. Hughes emphasizes this to patients very clearly prior to undertaking Bodytite procedures in Los Angeles.
BodyTite uses RF (Radio-Frequency) technology that addresses some of the shortcomings associated with traditional liposuction or surgical body lifts. Bodytite is NOT liposuction and should not be thought of as such. Liposuction can be combined with Bodytite for best results and frequently is used in combination.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
If you can imagine it, you can do it: stomach, arms, chest, knees and inner/outer thighs are some of the most common treatment zones. Multiple areas can be treated in one visit. Each zone will take approximately 30 minutes of treatment.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Results can be seen immediately, but the best results will be noticeable after 3-6 months.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
Downtime with bodytite alone is really very minimal, and many patients will be without pain or discomfort even immediately following the procedure. This does not mean that there will not be swelling or bruising. It also does not mean that you will heal immediately. Patients should expect at least 1 to 2 weeks off from exercise if Bodytite is used exclusively, and patients should refrain from exercise for 6 weeks if the procedure is combined with liposuction (which frequently occurs).
WHAT IS FACETITE?
FaceTite is a relatively new surgical technique designed to reduce skin laxity on the face and neck. Traditionally, skin tightening was previously achieved through more invasive procedures, such as a facelift or a neck lift. FaceTite utilizes minimally invasive radio-frequency energy to smooth and tighten skin.
HOW IS THIS BETTER THAN A FACELIFT?
By avoiding a facelift excisional procedure, patients will be scar free and will benefit from reduced post-procedural swelling and discomfort. This is a less traumatic process with a natural looking final result.
HOW IS THIS NOT BETTER THAN A FACELIFT?
Patients should not expect tightening like that of an excisional surgical result (i.e. a face lift or a lower face and neck lift). The direct removal of skin will always produce a tighter result, and Dr. Hughes always makes this point crystal clear.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Results can be seen immediately following resolution of swelling, with best results seen in 3 to 6 months.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Any areas on the face and neck with saggy skin can be treated. This includes the double chin, the neck, the jowls, the jawline and mandible, and marionette lines as well as other areas with deep lines and loose skin.
WHAT KIND OF PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?
FaceTite is a minimally-invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia or light sedation. Post procedure, patient can go home and resume regular activities shortly after.
Wearing a compression garment is required for best results.
What is Different about Bodytite and Facetite compared to Smartlipo, Laserlipo, Vaserlipo, etc.?
Bodytite and Facetite utilize a radiofrequency model that is unique to these devices. Each of the devices is bipolar, in which energy oscillates between the two poles to increase energy delivery and efficiency. In addition, the energy is better contained and results in fewer and smaller burns, if any, compared to the older monopolar devices like smart lipo, laser lipo, vaser lipo, and the great numbers of others with older technology. Although it is tempting to lump all technological advances together and categorize them as the same, this is one case in which patients and surgeons alike would be foolish to designate these technologies as the same or equal.
What Separates the Bodytite and Facetite Results of Dr. Hughes from those of other plastic surgeons?
It is not just the technology but how that technology is utilized, which results in the phenomenal results seen in Dr. Hughes’s before and after Bodytite and Facetite galleries. Dr. Hughes in Los Angeles received patients from all over the US and all over the world to obtain his expertise in these bodytite and facetite procedures and for difficult skin laxity and liposuction revision procedures that were considered by many other surgeons to be UNCORRECTABLE. There is hope for these deformities, and Dr. Hughes in Los Angeles is bringing hope to patients every day with these bodytite procedures for revision surgery.
What Areas Can Be Treated with Bodytite and Facetite with Dr. Hughes?
Dr. Hughes has created great results for virtually all areas of skin laxity. He has improved hundreds of areas including abdomen, sides, back, bra rolls, buttocks, inner thighs, outer thighs, posterior thighs, knees, calves, arms, axillae and armpits, face and neck.
While the arm lift or thigh lift or tummy tuck is certainly effective in its removal of tissue and correcting issues of skin laxity and reducing size and circumference, the scar produced is often objectionable to many patients. Dr. Kenneth Hughes, MD in Los Angeles has extensive experience and amazing successes with the Bodytite technology to avoid the longer scars associated with arm lifts and thigh lifts as well as other excisional procedures such as tummy tuck, butt lifts, etc.
Bodytite can be used in conjunction with liposuction to tighten the tissues of the arms or thighs or tummy or wherever by about 40%. These types of results will not be achievable by another technology or my another surgeon. Please look at the amazing Bodytite results in the before and after galleries. Although Bodytite will never reproduce the excisional surgical results, optimal treatment by Dr. Hughes in Los Angeles can come pretty close.
Dr. Hughes’s Results with Bodytite and Facetite
Dr. Hughes will give you the best Bodytite and Facetite results possible for your anatomy as long as you follow the postoperative instructions and diet regimen. There are many options in body contouring as Dr. Hughes knows from performing many revisions of these areas (numbering into the thousands). Dr. Hughes will give you the highest probability for success in Bodytite and Facetite in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. He also uses Bodytite and Facetite in conjunction with other procedures for the best possible results for patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and all over the world.
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Best Bodytite and Facetite with Dr. Hughes in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY
Actual patient of Dr. Hughes
The liposuction revision and BBL (Brazilian buttlift) with Bodytite created a result that few, if any, could produce.
BODYTITE and FACETITE VIDEOS FROM DR. HUGHES in LOS ANGELES