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Lipedema Surgery Center is dedicated to providing patients with the best liposuction treatments for Lipedema as well as other aesthetic procedures that can improve your overall appearance. Marcia V. Byrd, M.D. stays at the forefront of offering the latest proven and safe technology. BodyTite is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radio-frequency assisted Lipolysis (RFAL).  Surgical results without the scars.

Marcia V. Byrd, M.D., the Medical Director and experienced surgeon at the Lipedema Surgery Center in Roswell, Georgia, believes the BodyTite by INMODE® procedure may be the solution to smoothing out lumpy deposits of fat after the Lipedema liposuction treatments. Dr. Byrd has been chosen to be one of the few plastic surgeons in Atlanta to initially have and use the latest lipo contouring and skin tightening technology called BodyTite™.

BodyTite is InMode’s latest minimally-invasive body contouring procedure that provides superior internal and external lipolysis, delivering results only achieved through more extensive excisional surgical procedures.

BodyTite is a great solution for individuals who are looking to reduce fat and avoid saggy, wrinkly skin. It also helps sculpt treatment areas affected by elimination of fat.


It is a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure that shapes, tightens and lifts without the need of a scalpel or the resulting scars. It delivers surgical-like results while avoiding the downtime of a surgical procedure. BodyTite is a unique body contouring system that simultaneously firms and tightens skin, while it dissolves and breaks down fat. Once the fat is broken down it is suctioned out.

Using an internal cannula generating and releasing radio frequency energy that travels to an external electrode in contact with the skin, the coagulation of adipose tissue (fat), vascular tissue (vessels) and fibrous tissue is achieved. Gentle heating of the intervening soft tissue between the internal cannula and external electrode allows aspiration (suctioning) of the coagulated tissue at the same time.

This unique heating of the fat, subcutaneous tissue, dermal and sub dermal layers from the inside out allows the skin to tighten, shrink and contract to a degree not offered by any other technology other than BodyTite. The built in computerized safety technology built into the system allows rapid, visible contouring results.

The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia and more than one area can be treated at the same time.


Radio frequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) used in BodyTite, is especially useful in areas where the skin tone may be poor. This is notably applicable in women with lax or excess abdominal skin following liposuction. With BodyTite you can obtain contraction of the abdominal skin as well as fat removal. RFAL can also be applied on the upper arm where fat can be removed and the skin tightened to a degree that a surgical arm lift may not be needed. This also applies to the upper inner thigh. In addition to all the procedural advantages radio frequency assisted liposuction RFAL offers, most RFAL patients experienced a less painful recovery. Additionally, BodyTite firms the stomach,  chest, and knees.  Men can use BodyTite to reduce size of male breast tissue and therefore eliminating the need for gynecosmastia surgery.

During the procedure, which is typically performed under light sedation, a narrow wand is inserted through a needle hole in the skin to melt fat, tighten skin, and tighten the fibers underneath the skin to reduce sagging, leaving smoother, tighter skin. There is no pain during the procedure. Multiple areas can be treated in one visit. Treatments in each area take approximately 15 minutes.


  • No incision, so no scar.
  • Significant skin tightening (up to 40% skin contraction observed in clinical studies).
  • Uniform treatment.
  • Consistent results.
  • Less bruising, swelling and pain.
  • Shorter downtime.
  • Improved safety.


Cost will vary depending on the size and number of areas treated. When compared with a tummy tuck, it is very cost effective.


Recovery is measured in days rather than weeks that are typical for a tummy tuck. There is some degree of discomfort, swelling, and mild bruising.  For the body, a compression garment is worn for two weeks around the clock and then half days for another 2 to 4 weeks. Most patients return to normal activities in just a few days.

Results will be seen immediately, with the best, most complete results noticeable after 3-6 months. Results are expected to last at least five years. For comparison, a facelift is said to last 7 to 10 years.

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If the BodyTite procedure sounds like the answer you have been seeking, schedule a consultation with Dr. Byrd at the Lipodema Surgery Center in Roswell, Georgia, to learn more. Marcia Byrd, M.D. and her team of experts care for patients throughout the United States and Canada. Locally, Dr. Byrd services the North Atlanta, GA area including Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton, Woodstock Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, and more. Be the best you can be and live a full life – there is no reason to wait!