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Everything You Need To Know About BodyTite Vs. Renuvion Treatments

BodyTite Vs. Renuvion Treatments

Advancements in non-surgical aesthetic treatments have made it possible to achieve a youthful appearance without going under the knife. Today, minimally invasive procedures such as BodyTite and Renuvion provide minimally invasive solutions to people looking for smoother, tighter skin and improved body contours. 

In this article:

  • We’ll explore BodyTite Vs. Renuvion work
  • Breakdown their benefits 
  • Guide you into choosing the right approach

What is Renuvion Skin Tightening?

Renuvion is a minimally invasive skin tightening treatment that was developed by the medical technology company Apyx Medical and received FDA clearance in 2019 for use in dermatological and general surgical procedures.

It uses a combination of helium plasma and radiofrequency (RF) to deliver heat to the targeted tissue layer. The heat tightens the skin by stimulating the production of new collagen (the protein responsible for skin elasticity). 

According to clinical studies, Renuvion results in a 20-40% contraction of the skin on areas prone to laxity including the face, neck, abdomen, etc.

Advantages of Renuvion:

  1. Helium plasma provides faster recovery and reduced complication risks by reducing damage to surrounding tissues.
  2. It can be combined with liposuction for improved body contouring by tightening the skin after fat removal.
  3. It is an outpatient procedure that offers a shorter recovery time compared to traditional surgical options.

What is BodyTite Skin Tightening?

BodyTite is a minimally invasive body contouring treatment developed by the medical device company InMode. It received FDA clearance in 2016.

BodyTite uses radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL) technology to achieve both skin tightening and fat reduction by heating the targeted area of stubborn fat which is then removed through a minimally invasive cannula, promoting fat cell breakdown and stimulating collagen production.  

Clinical studies have shown BodyTite to achieve an average of 25.8% skin surface area reduction at six weeks, with improvement continuing up to one year of soft tissue contraction.

BodyTite treatment leads to:

  • Removal of unwanted fat deposits.
  • Stimulation of collagen production which leads to tighter and firmer skin.
  • Shorter recovery time compared to traditional liposuction surgeries like abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) due to its minimally invasive nature.

Renuvion Vs. BodyTite

Feature Renuvion BodyTite
Energy Source Helium plasma and radiofrequency (RF) energy Radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL)
Treatment Areas Face, neck, abdomen, arms, and other body areas Abdomen, arms, thighs, and various body areas
Skin Tightening Efficacy 20-40% contraction of skin surface area 25-45% contraction of soft tissue
Fat Reduction Capability Limited fat reduction Effective for localized fat deposits
Invasiveness Minimally invasive Minimally invasive
Recovery Time 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
FDA Clearance Cleared in 2019 for dermatological and general surgical procedures Cleared in 2016 for body contouring

Application on the Upper Body

  1. Renuvion tightens and lifts sagging skin on the breast while combining BodyTite with liposuction improves the shape and profile of breasts. 
  2. Combining Renuvion and BodyTite can help to reduce loose, dimpled skin allowing them to address issues like “bat wings” or age-related arm skin laxity.
  3. BodyTite and Renuvion reduce the appearance of localized fat deposits and tighten the surrounding skin on the posterior of the body.

 Application on the Lower Body

  1. BodyTite is ideal for removing stubborn belly fat and tightening the abdominal wall, while Renuvion focuses solely on skin tightening therefore Renuvion can tighten lax skin on the abdomen while combining BodyTite with liposuction can remove excess fat and tighten the skin surrounding the abdomen. 
  2. Renuvion and BodyTite can create a better appearance on the flanks and thighs by removing stubborn fat deposits and addressing skin laxity. 

Integrating 360 Lipo with Renuvion and BodyTite

Integrating 360 Lipo with Renuvion and BodyTite

Combining Treatments for Enhanced Results

360 Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that creates a smoother foundation for further skin tightening procedures such as BodyTite and Revunion by removing unwanted fat deposits from a circumferential body area such as the abdomen.

Renuvion or BodyTite immediately follows the 360 liposuction. The surgeon uses the Renuvion or BodyTite handpiece to deliver radiofrequency (RF) energy and, in the case of Renuvion, helium plasma, to trigger the contraction and tightening of the skin and underlying tissue. This prevents sagging and ensures refined results.

Case studies show that patients who undergo a combined 360 Lipo and skin tightening report feeling more confident and satisfied with their body shape.

Expected Outcomes and Recovery Timelines

Clinical data show

  • a 20-40% skin surface area contraction with 360 Lipo + Renuvion
  • a 25-45% soft tissue contraction with 360 Lipo + BodyTite
  • Most patients return to normal daily activities within 1-2 weeks

There might be Mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the initial days following the procedure, but they resolve within the first week.

The degree of improvement depends on:

  • The patient’s starting condition
  • Skin elasticity
  • Adherence to post-treatment care instructions. 

Contact the experienced providers at gtaesthetic to know the possible outcomes and timeline for your situation.

Safety and Ideal Candidates

BodyTite and Renuvion are minimally invasive and have established strong safety profiles backed by clinical research and regulatory approvals.

Renuvion received FDA clearance in 2019 for use in dermatological and general surgical procedures. Case studies so far have shown low complication rates. The most common side effects are:

  • Mild swelling
  • Redness
  • Temporary numbness

BodyTite obtained FDA clearance for body contouring in 2016. Clinical data shows a favorable safety record with potential side effects such as bruising, soreness, and minor irregularities but they resolve within the first week or two following the procedure.

Ideal candidates for Renuvion and BodyTite treatments are people who:

  1. Have localized fat deposits and/or mild to moderate skin laxity
  2. Are in relatively good general condition with no uncontrolled medical conditions such as hypertension or diabetes
  3. Have realistic expectations about the achievable aesthetic improvements
  4. Are committed to maintaining results through a healthy lifestyle

Understanding Treatment Costs Of BodyTite Vs. Renuvion Treatments

Understanding Treatment Costs Of BodyTite Vs. Renuvion Treatments


Range: $4,000 to $12,000 

Average cost: $5,500 and $8,000. 


Range: $2,500 to $16,000 

Average cost: $6,625.

The price will depend on the extent of the treatment area, your plastic surgeon’s level of experience, practice location, and the number of procedures you need. 

Patients should expect treatment costs to be on the higher end if

  • Multiple body areas are addressed in a single session
  • The procedure is integrated with other body contouring procedures like liposuction
  • The surgeon is considered an expert in the procedure treatments

Guidance for Potential Patients

  1. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
  2. Openly discuss issues that may impact your candidacy such as:
    • Their aesthetic concerns
    • Desired outcomes
    • Medical conditions or previous surgeries 
  3. Ask about the surgeon’s approach to patient safety.
  4. Review the costs and payment options.
  5. Be prepared to follow your surgeon’s pre- and post-procedure instructions.


Renuvion uses a combination of helium plasma and radiofrequency energy to achieve a 20-40% skin tightening effect by stimulating collagen production. BodyTite achieves a 45% soft tissue contraction by using radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL) to remove unwanted fat as well as tighten the surrounding tissue. 

Both procedures offer faster recovery times compared to traditional surgeries. Combining BodyTite or Renuvion with 360 liposuction yields even more dramatic results that differ depending on your starting point and how well you follow post-treatment care. 

If you’re curious to learn more about BodyTite, Renuvion, or how they might address your specific goals, book a consultation with the experienced team at gtaesthetic.

FAQ BodyTite and Renuvion Treatments

What is better Renuvion or BodyTite?

The choice will depend on your needs. Renuvion can tighten the tissue without addressing underlying fat deposits therefore a better option when your primary concern is loose, crepey skin and not excess fat deposits. BodyTite can reduce excess fat deposits on the thighs while simultaneously tightening the skin. 

How long does Renuvion skin tightening last?

The results can last for several years as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow your surgeon’s recommended post-treatment care plan. 

What are the problems with Renuvion?

Renuvion is generally a safe and well-tolerated procedure, with low complication rates reported in clinical studies but may have potential side effects like mild swelling, redness, and temporary numbness. They usually resolve within the first week or two. 

Does BodyTite really tighten skin?

Yes, it does. There are a lot of studies, peer-reviewed articles, and patient testimonials on many credible sites like NCBI and realself that show 45% soft tissue contraction. 

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