Skin Tightening Specialist

The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery

Nicholas R. Nikolov, M.D.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

Losing weight or removing fat with liposuction can leave you with loose, sagging skin that keeps you from achieving the body you desire. At The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Nicholas Nikolov offers state-of-the-art technology that combines fat removal and skin tightening in one service. Call the office or book online to learn about radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis and how it can improve your physique today.

Skin Tightening

What is radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL)?

RFAL combines fat removal and skin tightening in one nonsurgical treatment. At The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Nikolov uses BodyTite® and its accompanying handpieces, NeckTite and FaceTite, to provide this cutting-edge procedure.

The heat from the radiofrequency energy melts fat underneath the skin, while heat on the surface causes existing skin to contract and become tighter.

What is BodyTite?

BodyTite involves placing a cannula under the surface of the skin. Radiofrequency energy applied through this cannula targets the fat so it melts away and is gently suctioned out. Dr. Nikolov applies a second probe to the surface of your skin to apply the temperature-controlled energy which facilitates dermal tightening.

What areas can be treated with RFAL?

Areas with stubborn pockets of fat respond best to BodyTite treatments. These include:

  • Belly
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Breasts
  • Love handles
  • Knees

The FaceTite and NeckTite handpieces make the RFAL treatment accessible to smaller areas, including the neck, around the eyes, and the jowls.

What are the benefits of BodyTite?

The dual technology of BodyTite improves upon the fat loss benefits of liposuction. Liposuction done on young patients with elastic skin can be quite successful, but many patients leave the procedure with less fat, but the skin left behind looks crepey and loose. BodyTite changes this outcome so most patients achieve fat loss without exceptional skin laxity.

Is BodyTite an invasive procedure?

BodyTite is considered minimally invasive. To tighten your skin and remove fat, only minimal incisions are required, and they heal quickly. The procedure requires no major incisions and leaves almost no scars.

Dr. Nikolov performs RFAL while you’re under local anesthesia. It’s an outpatient procedure, meaning you go home for recovery the same day. Typical recovery time is one to two days, and many patients even go to work the day after having RFAL done

Who is a good candidate for BodyTite?

The best candidates for the RFAL technology provided by BodyTite are of a healthy weight and are in good health, but have pockets of fat that refuse to reduce with traditional diet and exercise. RFAL is not designed for comprehensive weight loss.

To learn more about radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis, call The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online today.