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FaceTite & Liposuction: Should They Be Combined?

Some patients are surprised when they come in for a FaceTite procedure to hear that we might recommend it in combination with liposuction. Similarly, if you’re coming in for a liposuction procedure alone, we’ll also sometimes recommend combining it with BodyTite. This combo may seem a little unexpected and that’s a totally understandable reaction, given that FaceTite and BodyTite are non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments, whereas liposuction is a surgical procedure.

The thing is that the combination of FaceTite or BodyTite with liposuction is actually pretty common as it tends to yield really great results. However, whether you need liposuction added to your FaceTite treatment, or BodyTite to your liposuction procedure, really just depends on your particular case. That is something that’s determined in consultation with your surgeon, but here’s what you need to know in general.

FaceTite vs. Liposuction: What’s the Difference?

FaceTite is a non-surgical treatment that uses radiofrequency technology subdermally in order to tighten skin laxity on the face. It’s known as a non-surgical facelift, and in addition to tightening lax skin, it also melts away small amounts of fat, and stimulates collagen production in the body. Its sister treatment, BodyTite, works the same way, only it targets areas of the body as opposed to the face.

before and immediately after a FaceTite procedure

Liposuction, on the flip side, is a surgical procedure that removes stubborn pockets of excess and unwanted fat anywhere on the face or body. The reason that liposuction makes such a great partner treatment for both FaceTite and BodyTite is because when excess fat is removed from an area of the body, it will in most cases leave you with lax skin, and if that lax skin is mild to moderate, it’s easily tightened with the radiofrequency technology administered through FaceTite or BodyTite.

Facetite vs. Liposuction: Do I Need Both?

Whether you may need FaceTite in combination with liposuction, really just depends on your case. Although FaceTite alone can melt small amounts of fat, if more excess fat needs to be removed, then yes, we’ll recommend combining liposuction with FaceTite as it will give you the best possible result.

Same goes for the body. If you come in for liposuction of the body, we are probably going to combine it with BodyTite. This is because the combination of suctioning the fat with radiofrequency technology to tighten the skin, gives the result patients are looking for.

However if you do not have a lot of excess fat or tissue and are looking for tightening only, then we may perform FaceTite on its own. Or if we are doing a facelift, for example, then we may combine it with a fat transfer or fat injection, meaning that again liposuction will be combined with the procedure.

In the case of facelift with fat transfer, we liposuction fat from an area of the body where you might have a little extra, such as around the abdomen or thighs, and we’ll harvest the fat and inject it into target areas of the face. And to make things even more interesting, we may also perform a little FaceTite in order to contract any loose skin, and to stimulate collagen production in the body.

photos 3 weeks after a facelift

before and after facelift with fat transfer

FaceTite and Liposuction: How Much Does it Cost?

The cost of FaceTite at The Plastic Surgery Clinic starts at $5,000 per treatment for the face or neck, and at $7,000 per treatment for the face and neck. The technology is so advanced that results can last up to 5 years.

If during your consultation with us we determine that a combination approach of both liposuction and FaceTite will give you optimal results, we will offer you a firm quote for the combination procedure at that time.

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