FaceTite

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FaceTite Basics

FaceTite, also known as radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis, is a minimally-invasive procedure using radiofrequency energy to contour the face and neck. With minimal scarring, FaceTite melts fat, tightens the skin, and promotes higher levels of natural collagen production. The heating control gives Dr. Stiller added consistency to ensure areas aren’t over or undertreated. FaceTite can be performed with liposuction or by itself. Commonly treated areas are under the chin and neck. This is a great alternative to a facelift or neck lift as it works on a patient’s face and neck by firming the skin with minimal discomfort.

FaceTite Benefits

Is FaceTite Right for Me?

FaceTite is a great choice for patients who have a small to moderate amount of fat and skin laxity under the chin and neck. If you are looking for a procedure that does not require a long incision or down time, then FaceTite may be right for you. For patients that have gone through a significant amount of weight loss or have a larger quantity of sagging skin, a face or neck lift may be a better option to obtain the desired result. FaceTite can be performed in conjunction with other procedures such as liposuction or performed on its own. During your consultation, Dr. Stiller will explain in great detail the best surgical option to help you achieve your desired results. 

FaceTite The Procedure

FaceTite can be performed under local anesthesia, mild sedation, or general anesthesia depending upon the complexity and the extent of the body areas being treated. Small incisions, usually around 1/8 inch, are made in the areas being treated. Dr. Stiller will attempt to place the incisions in areas that are not noticeable such as natural body creases or under the chin.  

FaceTite is conducted through a hand-piece that allows for a dual approach: The thermal energy penetrates through an external electrode while an internal probe melts fat tissue and tightens the skin. Dr. Stiller will guide the hand-piece across treatment areas to precisely melt fatty tissue and tighten rigid bands connecting underlying fascia to the surface skin while also simultaneously tightening skin. The heating control gives Dr. Stiller added consistency to ensure areas aren’t over- or under-treated.

Recovery

FaceTite is an outpatient procedure, so after a short period of recovery time, you will go home the same day. You will need a person 18 years or older with you the day of surgery.    

You will awake in a compression garment which we encourage you to wear for 1 month. Incisions will be dressed and left open for natural healing. The recovery for FaceTite can vary depending on how many areas were treated. However, most patients take about 1 week off of work. It is normal to experience some swelling and bruising after surgery up to about 1 month.

Results

The results of FaceTite most commonly are noticed within the first few weeks as swelling subsides. However, skin tightening and body contouring improve gradually due to collagen production and cellular metabolism. Results may become more noticeable with time and can take up to 6 months, and continuing up to 12 months, to see final results.