As you age, you’ll find that your skin doesn’t stretch like it used to and the face staring back at you in the mirror has a few more wrinkles than what you remember. While the loss of volume can happen to anyone, the hollow or tired appearance can make you feel self-conscious. And, although procedures like botox and other chemical fillers can give you a perk, they also take away the natural appearance. Fortunately, laser fat transfer with BeautiFill gives you the best of both worlds.
How does laser fat transfer work?
Laser fat transfer procedures — like BeautiFill — use laser energy to gently loosen fat from other areas of your body, such as your abdomen, hips, or thighs. This fat is harvested, then injected into the parts of your body that have lost some of their youthful structure. By using fat instead of chemical fillers, the treated areas will have a more natural appearance and movement. Fat transfer can be used to plump up your:
Is laser fat transfer permanent?
Laser fat transfer removes fat from one area of the body and places it in the desired area. Since it’s using fat, your results may change with your weight. For example, if you significantly lose weight, you may lessen the plumped appearance. Whereas if you gain significant weight, you may regain fat in the area where it was harvested as well as gain weight in the treated area. In these scenarios, additional procedures may be required to get the desired results. However, with maintaining your weight, you can expect your initial results to last for years.
Is laser fat transfer painful?
Our BeautiFill procedure is virtually painless. Aside from the prick of a needle to numb the treated areas, you won’t feel anything during the procedure. BeautiFill fat transfer is a noninvasive procedure — meaning you’ll be awake for the entirety of the treatment and can return to work immediately. As an added bonus, you’ll be able to see the results immediately following the procedure.
Benefits of BeautiFill Fat Transfer
- Treatments only take 30 to 45 minutes
- Restores volume after one visit
- The procedure is virtually painless
- It lasts longer than injectable treatments
- Slim down thighs or other harvested areas
- Minimal side effects
- Results are immediate
While BeautiFill is virtually painless, there will be some minor side effects after the procedure. Some patients experience mild bruising or soreness in the harvested area. But, any bruising subsides within a few days, and you can return to your daily activities within 24 – 48 hours post-procedure. This is significantly better — and safer — than the side effects experienced with liposuction.
Ideal Candidate for BeautiFill
BeautiFill fat transfer is a great option for men or women looking to plump the appearance of their face, neck, or hands. But, the procedure isn’t right for everyone. The ideal candidate is someone who:
- Is a nonsmoker
- Has good physical health
- Has good circulation and healing
- Isn’t expecting the procedure to be a weight-loss treatment
After your appointment, you will notice immediate results. Some soreness and swelling may occur, but it’s minimal. For the first 24 – 48 hours, you’ll need to rest. Avoid exercising, drinking alcohol, and smoking. After the procedure, you’ll receive instructions to ensure you have a smooth and effective recovery. Since laser fat transfer is long-lasting, no additional appointments are necessary.
Need more information about laser fat transfer?
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