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Fat Transfer and Laser Guided Liposuction With BeautiFill

BeautiFill is a Laser-Guided Liposuction machine that harvests fat from the body and transfers it to another part, typically the face or other low-collagen or low-fat areas such as the breast or buttock. It can be used anywhere in the face including the lips, cheeks, jawline, temples, sunken portions of the face, as well as depressed scars, both in the face and on the body.

What Is Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer is taking fat from an unwanted area in the person’s body and injecting it into an area that is missing volume.  Autologous fat transfer refers to using the patient’s own fat tissue. 

This cosmetic procedure involves three in-depth steps. First, under local anesthesia, The patient undergoes a light liposuction where the fat is harvested from pockets of unwanted fat such as the lower abdomen, flank, inner thighs. Next, the extracted fat cells are isolated and purified in preparation for injection. Once the prepared fat is processed,  it is injected into areas of the body that are lacking volume, such as the face,  hands, breasts, hips,  buttocks, Etc. 

How does  BeautiFill fat transfer work?

Beautiful is a fat transfer procedure that uses laser energy under the skin to gently loosen fat from unwanted areas such as the abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, and hips, and remove the live fat cells using gentle liposuction. The extracted fat cells are live and can then be injected into areas of the body that have lost volume, such as in the face, cheeks, temples, lips,  nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and in the body certain areas such as breasts, hands, and buttocks.

 

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Longevity
Many Years

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Recovery Time
2 Days

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Procedure Time
2 to 4 hours

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Estimated Price
 From $4,500 

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Where
Allurant Medical
by Dr. Kat Khorrami MD
858-222-1444

 

 

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BeautiFill vs Other Methods

Most methods of fat transfer have been higher risk and more damaging both to the tissue and the fat cells. Due to the damage done to fat cells, other processes have lower reabsorption rates, and much of the fat can be lost within the first year of the transfer. The results varied from patient to patient, leaving many patients with more or less fat than they wanted or expected.

BeautiFill’s fat survival rates are far more predictable, allowing for results to be far closer to what is expected. The fat cell viability rate using BeautiFill is over 90%! The process of suctioning is also significantly faster than other fat transfer methods as it lasers and suctions the fat simultaneously. This allows for the procedure to take less time overall. BeautiFill is also a very safe procedure that leaves the patient with less post-procedure pain, bleeding, bruising, swelling, and risk of hematoma than other forms of liposuction. This is because the laser-assisted process seals the tiny blood vessels during fat extraction and processing.

Benefits of BeautiFill

Procedures such as facial enhancements, dermal fillers, butt lifts, and breast augmentation, which use synthetic materials or implants now use the body’s own fat! This is better because inserting a foreign body always carries the risk that the patient’s body will reject the implant or filler. The body would not reject itself, so the risk of adverse reactions is significantly decreased.

BeautiFill is a two-in-one procedure. Problem areas where the fat has been hard to exercise away can be lasered away. Common areas of fat removal include double-chin, abdomen, bra overhang, flanks, and thighs, which many people have a tough time getting rid of by exercise alone. Areas, where fat has been lost over time with age, can be filled simultaneously, giving a two-in-one treatment. This gives an overall more youthful look in both the face and the body. Watch your self-confidence skyrocket!

The laser-liposuction duo tightens the skin while removing the fat. Many patients of traditional liposuction methods complain that it leaves the skin loose and requires additional procedures and exercise to tighten the skin. BeautiFill lasers while liposuctioning, which not only seals the blood vessels, reducing the chances of bleeding and hematoma but also tightens the skin so it doesn’t hang loosely from a lack of volume.

 

Facial Fat Transfer

As we age, we lose volume in our faces creating a gaunt look, With sagging skin, unwanted wrinkles, and overall less youthful appearance. Much of the volume loss is due to fat atrophy or shrinkage.  Having fat transfer to the face can restore facial volume with beautiful natural-looking results.

The volume and plumpness Can be restored in many areas such as cheeks, marionette lines, under-eye hollows, temples, and lips. Facial fat transfer can also reduce the appearance of scars as well as help with facial contouring around the nose, jaw,  and mouth.

Fat Transfer or fat grafting to Your  Breasts

Implants used to be the only option for breast augmentation. But, you may be uncomfortable with the idea of implants. Also, you may wish to avoid an invasive surgical procedure under a general anesthetic with an extensive recovery period. Or you may not like how saline/silicone implants look or feel, so would be unhappy with your results. 

Fat transfer method for Breast augmentation is a minimally invasive and the most natural alternative to traditional breast implants. It’s safe, and it gives you natural-looking volume with no large scars. 

Dr. Khorrami will give you local anesthesia, then use liposuction to harvest your extra fat. Then, she’ll purify the fat and transfer it to your breasts. 

You can increase the size of your breasts up to one cup size. So, if you want larger breasts, implants might still be your best option.

Fat Transfer to buttocks – Butt Lift

What is a Fat Transfer / Butt Lift?

A butt lift, or Brazilian butt lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure where Dr. Khorrami transfers fat to your buttocks to create fullness or remove dimpling. It’s a noninvasive treatment that uses body fat from another area of your body to naturally improve the appearance and the size of your bottom.

At Allurant Medical, we offer fat injections and butt lifts to give you the butt you’ve always wanted. Fat transfer to the buttocks can improve sagging, flat profile, asymmetry, disproportionately small buttocks, “hip dip”, craters or lumps.

Fat Transfer Before – After

Fat Transfer Frequently Asked Questions:

What Are The Risks Of Fat Transfer Procedure?

All procedures carry a certain degree of risks. For BeautiFill, bruising and infection are possible but unlikely risks. In your consultation, we will discuss ways to minimize these risks.

What is the recovery like?

Recovery depends on a number of factors such as the patient, the area(s) treated, and the size of the areas treated. The risk of compilation is very low, so recovery should be quick and easy for everyone. In your consultation, we can talk about the areas that you want to be treated as well as the anticipated recovery.

How long will the fat transfer lasts?

The results of the procedure are very long-lasting, and results depend heavily on the lifestyle choices you make after the procedure. Good dietary choices, exercising frequently and other healthy decisions will make the results of the fat removal last much longer. It is harder for cells removed by the BeautiFill machine to come back, but it is no replacement for healthy decisions. For the areas where the fat was transferred, results should last for 5-7 years.

Which is better, dermal fillers or fat transfer?

This depends on your definition of “better”. Dermal fillers have the potential of being rejected by the body in some rare cases whereas there is no such risk with BeautiFill. 

Fillers will get absorbed by the body in time and can last 6-12 months depending on the filler used and the area filled, whereas fat transfer lasts 5-7 years. Fillers can be considered better simply because the procedure is much quicker and easier.

Does BeautiFill leave any scars?

BeautiFill does not leave any scars. At most, some people may get a tiny mark at the point of incision but for the most part, no!

How long does the treatment take?

If the removal of a large area of fat is desired, the time for the laser liposuction depends on the area and the size of the area.

Fat harvest, as opposed to full liposuction, is a very quick procedure. A simple fat harvest of a low volume to be put into the face or other small areas takes under 2 hours!

How is BeautiFill different from other fat transfer procedures?

The way the fat is harvested is what sets beautifill procedure apart from other fat transfer methods. other fat harvesting procedures are designed to destroy the fat so it can be removed and discarded.  beautiful uses an Innovative laser instrument designed to harvest a High quantity and quality of live fat cells which can then be reimplanted into another area of the body. In a clinical study, the harvested fat cells were reported to be more than 90% viable,  therefore having a much higher chance of survival following reimplantation into the body.

How many treatments will be needed?

The transfer of fat cells can be performed in one treatment, and you can expect to see an immediate difference right away. And most patients will see the improvement last for years.

Is the BeautiFill fat transfer treatment painful?

No. BeautiFill is an outpatient procedure performed completely awake and under local anesthetics which avoids risks traditionally associated with general anesthesia. In addition, BeautiFill’s laser energy provides the added benefit of less bruising and swelling often seen with other fat harvesting methods.

 

How long will the fat transfer procedure take?

This will depend on the amount of volume you seek to remove and restore. Speak with your BeautiFill provider to personalize the procedure to your expectation.

Will I need to take time off after my BeautiFill treatment?

This depends on the amount of volume you seek to remove and restore. For smaller cases, such as full-face volumization, patients may experience a mild degree of swelling, bruising and soreness for 24-48 hours, none of which should prevent you from resuming daily activities the next day if desired.

How many treatments will be needed?

The fat harvesting and transfer can be performed in one treatment.  The results of the fat transfer can be seen immediately and expected to last for many years in most patients.

How long will the procedure take?

The length of the procedure varies based on the amount of volume the patient wants to remove and the area where it needs to be restored. Your provider will review your personalized procedure plan and expectations.

How much time do I need to take off after my BeautiFill Fat Transfer treatment?

 The amount of time you need to take off after a beautiful treatment depends on how much volume you need to remove and which area needs volume restoration. In a small case such as a full-face volumization,  Patients may expect 24 to 48 hours of soreness, bruising, and swelling. However, most clients can resume daily activities the next day if desired.

Is BeautiFill right for me?

This depends on what you are envisioning. If you have very little to no fat, this may not be a good procedure for you. Come in for a consultation and we can talk about what you are looking for and how BeautiFill can help you achieve that.