Leading Manhattan plastic surgeon and medical director of bodySCULPT, Dr. Spero Theodorou is an expert in performing a wide variety of cosmetic surgical procedures. Harper’s Bazaar recently filmed Dr. Theodorou performing BodyTite on Arms on a 27 year old patient at bodySCULPT® in NYC. The answer to stubborn underarm fat or “batwings” without any scarring, this innovative, minimally-invasive arm lift removes unwanted fat and tightens sagging skin to result in smooth, well-shaped arms. The video of the patient undergoing underarm liposuction and BodyTite by InMode was published on September 20, 2018 in Harper’s Bazaar’s The Plastics, an inside look at personal stories about going under the knife.
Here’s the video of Dr. Spero Theodorou performing this advanced scarless arm lift on a 27 year old patient.
Batwings are one of the hardest areas of stubborn fat and do not usually respond to even strenuous diets and exercise. In conventional arm lift or brachioplasty, the excess fat and skin are removed surgically and involves incision scars. Minimally-invasive BodyTite on Arms or (ArmTite) reshapes and tones the arms without the unavoidable visible scars associated with traditional arm lift surgery. Invented by bodySCULPT’s plastic surgeons Dr. Theodorou and Dr. Christopher T. Chia, the procedure uses RFAL (RadioFrequency Assisted Liposuction) to remove fat and tighten the skin.
In the video, the patient, Daniela, says had flabby arms and was not confident enough to wear sleeveless shirts and tank tube dresses. She had tried hard to address this concern through diet and exercise, but realized that it’s harder to workout, especially targeting specific areas. This led her to decide to undergo this arm contouring procedure so that she would feel comfortable in her own clothes. She felt 27 was the right time as it is not too young and not too old to undergo this procedure.
Dr. Theodorou determined Daniela was a good candidate for BodyTite on Arms because no matter how much weight she lost, her arms would always be fuller. She could not get rid the fat from her arms with just exercise and she also had loose skin. The surgeon performed this procedure on the whole upper arm of this patient, and not just on the under part. As it required only local anesthesia, she was awake and talked with the surgeon as the procedure was being performed. Down time was minimal as she didn’t have much pain and twenty minutes post-procedure she could lift her arms and felt normal too.
In the scarless arm lift procedure, the patient is first administered local anesthesia. The surgeon then inserts the BodyTite radiofrequency probe through a small incision made in the upper arm. The radiofrequency energy gently liquefies the unwanted fat cells, allowing them to be easily removed using a cannula. In addition to removing fat, the procedure simultaneously tightens the skin and coagulates the tissues, which helps the surgeon sculpt the arms to achieve the ideal shape. Other benefits of using BodyTite in the procedure include:
- Controls heating to ensure that treatment results are consistent, avoiding over treated or undertreated areas
- Directional RF builds a temperature profile with a temperature gradient
- Immediate skin tightening
- Efficient body contouring
- Less swelling and bruising
- Minimal discomfort and pain
- Faster and easier recovery
A trivial difference is visible immediately after the procedure and after six weeks, the results become noticeable.
Daniela was happy with her results from her BodyTite scarless arm lift in NYC, and says that the people she met noticed the change in her arms, like the definition and how they had shrunk. She recommends the procedure for women who have self-esteem issues, as it would make them feel really confident about their body.
bodySCULPT® is the only BodyTite Certified Center of Distinction in Manhattan, NYC. In addition to being the inventors of the Scarless Arm Lift procedure (BodyTite on Arms), our plastic surgeons have years of experience in performing minimally invasive and non invasive cosmetic procedures and can provide attractive and long-lasting body sculpting results. The surgeons and staffs in this AAAASF-accredited practice are sensitive to individual needs and attach top priority to patient safety and care.
Click here to view before and after images of patients who underwent BodyTite scarless arm lift at bodySCULPT.