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Want to learn more about BodyTite™? Start by asking Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. Preminger.


Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, MD now offers a revolutionary body contouring method of reducing fat while tightening skin through a minimally invasive procedure that uses radio frequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL). It is like getting surgical results, but without the scars or downtime!


Dr. Preminger can remove fat and tighten excess skin with a cannula that delivers precise and even heat in a three-dimensional contraction of the dermis, subdermal connective tissue, and deep fat. By using RFAL technology, the cannula delivers rapid heat between 50-70 degrees Celsius. The best part of the procedure is that it does not require a scalpel, leaves no scars, and has minimal downtime with a much easier recovery compared to traditional fat removal and skin tightening surgical procedures.

The consistent delivery of the heat is monitored with a built-in safeguard to ensure the skin temperature does not become excessively hot or uncomfortable. There is also an automatic power cut-off, as well as audible feedback that helps ensure patient safety.

BodyTite™ can be used to treat areas with large volume throughout the body including:

  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Stomach
  • Buttocks
  • Upper arms
  • Love handles

For areas of the face, a smaller cannula is used for a FaceTite™ procedure, which is similar to BodyTite™ but without the fat removal.

Quick Facts

Procedure Length

Approximately 15 minutes per treatment area



In/Out Patient



Bruising, swelling, tenderness or soreness, minor redness or sensitivity, uneven skin

Side Effects

Bleeding, infection in rare cases


Typically 1-2 days, but can take up to 10 days

Duration of Results

Permanent, with healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition

Preparing for Your Procedure

Before beginning your procedure, Dr. Preminger will meet with you during a consultation to discuss your desires for a more contoured body, neck or face. She will also assess your general health to be sure you are a candidate. There will also be an assessment of the area or areas you wish to have recontoured.

Dr. Preminger will also discuss the benefits, risks, and side effects.

  • Be prepared to have someone drive you to and from your appointment
  • Quit smoking
  • Discontinue using any vitamins, supplements or herbs prior to your appointment
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothes to your appointment

The Procedure

Dr. Preminger will examine and mark the areas being treated, and take pictures to compare before and after results. The area will be cleaned, and then an anesthetic applied so that you will remain comfortable throughout your procedure.

The cannula – a hollow tube that drains fat and fluids- is assembled using new equipment for each treatment. This prevents spreading germs or bacteria from patient to patient. Small incisions about the size of 3mm are used as access areas for the cannula. RFAL technology helps melt fat away as it drains through the cannula.

Side Effects and Risks
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are side effects and risks, although fat removal and skin tightening through RFAL technology have proven to be much safer, with fewer side effects and risks as traditional liposuction.

Following your procedure, you may experience:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Uneven skin for up to two to three weeks (this will even out once swelling subsides)
  • Tenderness or soreness immediately after procedure, but will subside
  • Minor redness or sensitivity in areas of treatment

When will I see results and how long will it last?

You will see results immediately following your procedure, although some swelling may be present. Skin is immediately tightened, although it can appear uneven several months after treatment. In some cases, it may take up to 12 months to see the full effect of your procedure.

Results will vary for each patient, but you can expect permanent results as long as you continue living a healthy lifestyle of eating a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Keep in mind that BodyTite™ does not prevent future weight gain.


Before leaving our office, we will provide you with specific care instructions to minimize the risk of infection or discomfort that you may experience. You will need to wear a pressure garment as recommended by Dr. Preminger.

She will see you again the day after your procedure to change your dressings and assess your progress thus far. Our friendly office staff will schedule another follow-up visit for approximately three weeks later, and again after a few months.

BodyTite™ in Manhattan

Results are within your reach and are more convenient than ever to achieve thanks to advances in non-invasive procedures. To learn more about BodyTite™, call the office of Preminger Plastic Surgery today at (212) 706-1900 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation.

Located on the upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, Preminger Plastic Surgery is proud to offer world-class services in plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery.

Request a consultation today.

Whether you are ready to jump right in or still have questions, we can help.

If you are ready to make a change to your appearance, choose the best plastic surgeon and cosmetic team for your procedure. Aviva Preminger, MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers intricate procedures to reshape the face, breasts and body, as well as rejuvenating treatments to look your best at every age.

Contact us today at our office in Manhattan to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Preminger and begin your journey to feeling and looking your best!

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