bodytiteDescription: BodyTite is a body tightening and fat reduction technology that uses radiofrequency technology beneath the skin. It is best for people of moderate weight.

How it works: The BodyTite system uses a special cannula that allows radiofrequency energy to be applied beneath the skin. The energy melts fat to allow for gentle removal by liposuction, while skin is simultaneously heated and tightened (almost like shrink wrap). One treatment is typically all that is needed to treat a single area, and a treatment only takes about an hour. Results are visible after a few weeks, once the swelling has gone down, although it takes at least six weeks to see final result.  

Complications: Most common side effects are bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort. Infection is possible but very rare.

Recovery: Patients are able to return to work after a few days, but a compression garment must be worn for four to six weeks.

Cost: $5,000 to $6,000.