BeautiFill Fat Transfer Frequently Asked Questions –
BeautiFill is the first laser-based treatment that offers all-in-one liposuction and fat transfer for 100% natural body sculpting and facial contouring – including natural wrinkle filling, butt lift and breast enhancement.
While most people are familiar with liposuction, many people do not realize that cutting edge fat transfer technology now exists that enables you to permanently remove unwanted fat, and then use it to enhance other parts of the body or face!
In this article NYC board certified dermatologist Gary Goldenberg, MD answers patients’ frequently asked questions about the fat transfer aspect of BeautiFill laser liposuction.
How does BeautiFill fat transfer work?
During the BeautiFill treatment, gentle but powerful laser energy is emitted under the skin to gently dislodge the fat cells from the treated area – such as the belly, “love handles”, hips, back or thighs. The removed, living fat cells are then injected back into areas of the patient’s body where volume has been lost, including the face, jowls, buttocks, breasts and even the hands.
What areas can be enhanced with BeautiFill fat transfer?
Because the body’s own natural fat cells are used, virtually any area of the face or body area that has lost volume can be enhanced with the BeautiFill fat transfer system.
For anti-aging and facial rejuvenation, transferred fat cells can be injected into the temples, cheek, chin, tear troughs (beneath the eyes), “laugh lines” (nasolabial folds), jowls, and most other facial areas.
Fat can also be injected into a flat, sagging or smaller buttock to give it a more rounded, lifted and shapely appearance. Smaller, sagging or asymmetrical breasts can also be enhanced, lifted and rounded with fat transfer, more subtly and naturally than breast implant surgery. And, even aged looking hands can be restored to a youthful appearance with BeautiFill fat transfer.
Why is BeautiFill™ fat transfer better than other fat transfer methods?
BeautiFill™ is the first and only seamless fat transfer process that makes it possible to go from fat harvesting to fat injection in a single step. This eliminates the need to process the harvested fat cells, which can destroy them or reduce their “viability” (ability to live and thrive in the new location).
In fact, during BeautiFill fat transfer, from 90 to 98% of the removed fat cells survive and are suitable for fat transfer into other areas of the body. This means that there is more natural fat to work with when enhancing breasts, shaping the buttocks or filling facial lines and contours.
Why is BeautiFill fat transfer sometimes called “autologous fat grafting”?
“Autologous” is a medical term that means “from the same person”. The fat used to enhance the patient’s body during BeautiFill is taken from their own body – so it is “autologous”.
And, the transfer process is also sometimes called “grafting” because the transferred fat cells are living – and so they are literally “grafted”, which means they become a living part of the body in the new area where they are injected.
How many BeautiFill fat transfer treatments will I need?
One of the advantages of BeautiFill over other fat loss and body contouring procedures is that only a single treatment is needed, for immediate and permanent results.
CoolSculpting, SculpSure, WarmSculpting and other non-invasive fat loss treatments require a course of multiple treatments – and do not enable you to use the destroyed fat cells in other areas of the body. And, synthetic injections such as Juvederm and other “fillers” are absorbed by the body and must be repeated every few months.
But BeautiFill lipo and fat transfer is “one and done” – for permanent fat loss and long-term fat grafting all in a single procedure.
When will I see the fat transfer results – and how long will they last?
Patients can expect to see both immediate fat loss in the liposuctioned area – and immediately visible volume in the fat transfer area.
Because the body can never make new fat cells, the fat loss or “lipo” portion of the treatment is permanent and the fat cells will never return in that area. Additionally, the improvement in the area of fat transfer will last for years – because the living fat cells now become part of the treated area.
This is an exponential improvement over synthetic dermal fillers that are absorbed by the body and dissipate in only a few to several months.
Is the BeautiFill fat transfer treatment painful?
No. BeautiFill is an outpatient procedure performed in our NYC office while the patient is completely awake, using a local anesthetic to numb and pain and avoid any discomfort during the lipo suction or the fat transfer injection.
Is there downtime after BeautiFill fat transfer?
Because BeautiFill uses laser energy to remove the fat cells, rather than mechanical separation like traditional liposuction, there is considerably less bruising and swelling than with other lipo and or fat harvesting methods.
While it depends upon the volume of fat that was removed and restored, a period of mild swelling, bruising and soreness typically lasts for 24-72 hours. Tylenol can help manage any residual discomfort, and most patients are able to resume their normal daily activities by the next day if desired.
Other patients prefer to schedule a Thursday or Friday fat transfer treatment and return to work on Monday after any swelling or discomfort has subsided.
Is BeautiFill fat transfer safe?
BeautiFill fat transfer is very safe. The human body will not reject its own cells, so there is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction, and the risk of complication or infection are very low.
Additionally, general anesthetic is not needed, making it a safer procedure than breast enhancement or butt lift surgery. And the incisions used to suction out the fat cells are extremely small. So there is little to no risk of long-term scarring.
BeautiFill Fat Transfer – NYC
BeautiFill fat transfer is the safe and natural way to get the body you’ve always wanted – removing fat from unwanted areas and enhancing other parts of the face and body – with long-lasting results!
Whether you are interested in larger more shapely breasts, a firmer, rounder, buttocks, or you would like to naturally reverse the signs of facial aging – schedule a BeautiFill Fat Transfer consultation at Goldenberg Dermatology in NYC today!