BodyTite Skin Tightening in Beverly Hills, CA

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Do you have loose skin and areas of excess fat on your body that you'd like to address without an invasive body lift and surgical liposuction? BodyTite is an innovative, minimally invasive skin tightening and liposuction procedure that can eliminate loose skin and stubborn fat with very little recovery time.

In Beverly Hills, Dr. Michael Hakimi is at the forefront of a significant shift in beauty trends. Every day, more people are looking for low downtime procedures that can transform their physique without compromising on results. As a highly experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hakimi specializes in the art and science of minimally invasive liposuction techniques such as BodyTite.


What It Is

BodyTite is a minimally invasive, FDA-approved body contouring procedure that can tighten loose skin with very little recovery time. It can be performed on its own to treat skin laxity or combined with liposuction to melt away stubborn fat and sculpt firmer body contours.

How We Do It

Dr. Hakimi uses BodyTite to eliminate stubborn fat and tighten loose skin from common problem areas. Multiple areas can be treated in a single visit. During your initial consultation, Dr. Hakimi will evaluate your concerns and develop a customized treatment plan for achieving your goals.

Why You Want It

You deserve to have it all. When paired with liposuction, BodyTite combines minimally invasive fat reduction with skin tightening so you can achieve fast results with no sutures, no scarring and minimal downtime.

Recovery Time

BodyTite is well-tolerated by most patients. You can expect to resume most normal activities within five to 10 days.


The revolutionary technology behind BodyTite is radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL), which allows Dr. Hakimi to help men and women in Beverly Hills and the Greater Los Angeles area enhance their body contours with minimal downtime. Like traditional liposuction, BodyTite uses a hollow tube called a cannula to remove unwanted fat from localized areas, but the cannula is much smaller and thinner than those used for traditional liposuction. In most cases, BodyTite doesn’t even require sutures after the procedure, as the cannula is inserted into the skin much like a needle.

The second component of BodyTite that sets it apart from other liposuction and body contouring procedures is an external electrode. During treatment, radiofrequency (RF) energy travels between the external electrode and specially designed cannula beneath the skin, melting unwanted fat and making it easier to remove. At the same time, the RF energy generates heat that causes the skin and other tissues to contract, producing a tightening effect. This benefit makes BodyTite an excellent treatment option for individuals with loose skin following pregnancy or weight loss.


Dr. Hakimi is Beverly Hills’ leading expert in minimally invasive liposuction techniques. BodyTite is typically performed with local anesthesia, but general anesthesia may be used in some cases, especially if you are nervous or getting several areas treated. Once you are numb, the special BodyTite probe is inserted through tiny (3 mm) incisions in your skin, while the external electrode is placed on the surface of your skin. Dr. Hakimi will use the applicator to liquefy the fat with radiofrequency energy, allowing it to be easily suctioned from the body. The heat used during the fat removal process will also tighten the tissues for immediate skin contraction.

Throughout treatment, internal and external thermometers actively monitor temperatures to avoid thermal injury to the skin. Studies have found that BodyTite and other RFAL procedures cause less trauma to the tissues than traditional liposuction. The heat delivered by the radiofrequency energy liquifies fat cells, making them easier to remove, and causes blood vessel coagulation to reduce side effects like swelling, bruising and bleeding.

Each area normally takes about 30-45 minutes to treat, and multiple areas can be treated to help you achieve your body contouring goals. For most patients, BodyTite is a single-treatment solution for eliminating stubborn fat and loose skin without surgery.

Your Results

You’ll notice slimmer contours and firmer skin immediately after your BodyTite procedure. Your results will improve over the following three to six months as inflammation and swelling subside. Collagen and elastin production triggered by the radiofrequency energy will also increase with time, continuing to tone and tighten the skin in treated areas. Results have been shown to last five years or more for noticeably improved skin laxity.

Once fat is removed from the body, it doesn’t come back, so you can expect to enjoy a slimmer physique that lasts. However, the remaining fat cells can expand due to weight gain, so a healthy diet and lifestyle are important for maintaining your results.


You’ll be able to return home immediately after your BodyTite procedure. For the first few days, you may experience minimal side effects such as soreness, redness, bruising and swelling in treated areas. Bruising and swelling should subside completely over the following weeks. Most patients find these side effects manageable and are able to return to work within two to four days, but you can expect the initial recovery period to last for up to 10 days.

Dr. Hakimi will ask that you wear a compression garment over treated areas for at least two weeks to reduce swelling, promote healing and help the skin adhere to your new body contours. He will advise you when to remove the compression garment and provide you with additional post-op instructions to promote a smooth recovery and optimal results.

“Dr. Hakimi and his staff are exceptional. I am so happy with my results. I am so grateful to him for helping me on my journey and transformation. Dr. Hakimi is honest, talented, skilled and professional. Mel and Nicole are fabulous as well. If you are looking for a great surgeon, look no further. Dr. Hakimi is the right choice. Dr. Hakimi, if you are reading this, THANK YOU!!!!”

-Michelle Y.


BodyTite is ideal for patients who'd like to see improved contours and skin tightening in one or multiple areas of the body. You might be a suitable candidate for BodyTite if you want to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat and improve the look of loose, sagging skin for a more youthful and attractive appearance. If you've considered body lift surgery or traditional liposuction but would prefer to avoid surgical downtime and scarring, BodyTite could be the solution you've been looking for.

Many parts of the body can be treated with this minimally invasive procedure; however, some of the common areas patients need help with are the chest, arms, stomach, knees and thighs. During your consultation, Dr. Hakimi will listen to your unique concerns and goals, and together, you can decide if BodyTite or another procedure is right for you.

What Areas Can BodyTite Treat?

BodyTite is an extremely versatile procedure that can be used nearly anywhere loose skin is prominent, including your most stubborn problem areas. It is commonly used to treat the:

  • Stomach
  • Chest
  • Hips
  • Waist
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Back
  • Love handles
  • Buttocks
  • Knees
  • Upper arms

Using the smaller FaceTite handpiece, it can also be performed in more delicate areas, such as the chin and jawline. With BodyTite, if you can dream it, you can do it.


BodyTite is an FDA-approved procedure proven to safely remove fat and tighten the skin. If you’re interested in this procedure, reach out to learn more about BodyTite, as well as other minimally invasive options for eliminating stubborn fat and loose, sagging skin. Get started by calling us today at 424-377-1619 or completing our online contact form to book your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hakimi at our office in Beverly Hills, California.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is BodyTite Safe?

BodyTite is a minimally invasive procedure that has been rigorously tested and approved by the FDA for its safety and effectiveness. Utilizing advanced RFAL technology, it offers a safer alternative to traditional liposuction, with significantly reduced downtime and less risk of complications. Dr. Hakimi ensures the highest safety standards are met during each procedure, personalizing treatment to each patient's specific needs and health profile.

What Areas Does BodyTite Treat?

BodyTite can be used to eliminate localized deposits of fat and tighten loose skin in the areas you struggle with most. Dr. Hakimi uses BodyTite to treat the following areas:

  • Stomach
  • Chest
  • Hips
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Waist
  • Love handles
  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Knees
  • Buttocks

How Long Will My Results Last?

The results from BodyTite are designed to be long-lasting. Once the fat cells are removed, they cannot regenerate, and the skin-tightening effect can endure for years. However, the longevity of your results will also depend on maintaining a stable weight and healthy lifestyle. It's important to follow Dr. Hakimi's post-procedure guidance and engage in regular physical activity and a balanced diet to enjoy your BodyTite results for as long as possible.

Does BodyTite Eliminate Cellulite?

BodyTite can significantly improve the appearance of cellulite by tightening the skin and reducing fat in the treated areas. While it is not primarily marketed as a cellulite treatment, the RFAL technology used in BodyTite helps to smooth out skin texture and diminish the appearance of cellulite to some extent. However, results can vary from person to person, and it's best to discuss your specific concerns with Dr. Hakimi, who can provide a realistic outlook on what BodyTite can achieve for you.

Will There Be Scarring?

One of the significant advantages of BodyTite is its minimally invasive nature, which means it typically results in little to no scarring. The procedure uses tiny incisions that are just large enough to allow the BodyTite probe to be inserted and strategically placed to further minimize any visible scarring. As the incisions are very small, they usually heal very well and become barely noticeable over time.

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