A fat transfer procedure usually involves eliminating fat from the body and/or transferring the fat from one area of the body to another. This method can go by many names, such as fat grafting, liposculpture, or lipofilling, depending on the patient’s intended goal with the procedure.
For example, some people might opt for fat injections if they just want to fill in sunken cheeks. In contrast, other more intensive procedures might involve taking fat from someone’s abdomen area and transferring it to the hips or buttocks to smooth out curves (referred to as liposculpture).
Fat transfer procedures have advanced over time, and recently Alma Lasers introduced a new fat transfer method known as BeautiFill® in a 2019 press release. While laser-based procedure methods have been used to eliminate fat, BeautiFill® is the first laser-based fat transfer method.
At Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates, we offer BeautiFill® fat transfers to our patients. If you would like to learn more about this method, continue reading or call our facility at (386) 366-7418 to schedule an appointment. We can provide a consultation and explain how this treatment may work for you.
BeautiFill® Is a New Type of Fat Transfer Procedure Method
As mentioned, BeautiFill® is the first laser-based fat transfer method—but what does that mean for the average patient?
Many laser-based treatments are used to eliminate fat, which kills the cells and prevents it from being transferred to another area of the body. Taking one part of the body and putting it in a different area of the same body is referred to as an “autologous” transfer. In many autologous fat transfers, fat is taken out through liposuction and injected in other areas. This procedure can require meticulous grafting (transferring tissue) so that areas where the fat was removed are smooth at the end of the procedure.
However, in most procedures, the fat gets destroyed. To plump up other areas, patients typically have fillers injected instead, which are not as natural and would not qualify as an autologous transfer.
The great thing about BeautiFill® is that this procedure allows a medical technician to simultaneously use laser and liposuction methods to remove and/or transfer fat. How BeautiFill® accomplishes this effect is that it uses laser technology to gently remove fat, preserving the fat cells and allowing it to transfer to a new area via injection. A clinical study that observed this procedure found 90 percent fat cell viability, meaning the cells responded well to the transfer, and results lasted much longer.
BeautiFill® Can Help Men and Women Shape Their Bodies
Though Alma Lasers markets BeautiFill® as an innovative fat transfer method, patients can also opt to use this method for liposuction only. Both men and women can remove fat from “problem areas” in their body to achieve the desired look they are aiming for.
For example, you may decide to use BeautiFill® to remove fat from your:
- Frontal abdomen area
- Flanks, or the side area of your abdomen and back (sometimes nicknamed “love handles”)
- The chest area, which can help men who have excess fat on their breast tissue (a condition known as gynecomastia)
- Neck and chin area, for people who want to get rid of the “double chin” look
- Hips and thighs
- Upper arms, which can shape the biceps
- Back area
- Inner knees, which can help reduce puffiness and sagging as a result of aging
If you would like to get rid of cellulite on a certain part of the body, BeautiFill® serves as a sophisticated method to remove fat from the body and shortens the treatment process after the procedure. Traditional liposuction often comes with risks related to anesthesia and the incision process, as described by Medical News Today. However, BeautiFill® aims to simplify the liposuction process and keep patients safe both during and after fat removal.
BeautiFill® Fat Transfer Effects Are Long-Lasting
According to the ISAPS, most fat transfer procedures absorb between 20 to 50 percent of fat. While results are expected to be permanent, most fat transfers can be variable and sometimes temporary, depending on what the body absorbs. With synthetic fillers, the body might not smooth over naturally around the fillers, causing gaps in the affected areas.
With BeautiFill® achieving 90% fat cell viability, results are also expected to be permanent. Since these cells were originally in the body—as opposed to synthetic fillers—they can be expected to be absorbed naturally and regenerate with the body’s natural cell production.
Curious about how BeautiFill® can help you with your body? Contact Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians. We can provide you a consultation about this fat transfer procedure and what kind of results you might be able to expect. Call (386) 366-7418 today.
Our Facility Offers Other Anti-Aging and Regenerative Therapies
At Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates, we offer multiple therapies to help target the patient’s overall health, whether they just want to rebalance their hormone levels or find holistic ways to improve their immune system and physique.
You are welcome to ask about any other treatment we offer during your consultation with one of our staff physicians. Some of the treatment services we offer include:
- Hormone replacement therapy: This treatment method can help women experiencing menopausal symptoms and men suffering from testosterone loss.
- IV infusion therapy: This treatment method can be used to boost the immune system and help patients get the necessary nutrients and vitamin supplements.
- Physiotherapy: This practice focuses on physical therapies to regenerate tissue in the body. These treatments may include therapeutic ultrasound, taping, cupping, and Graston Technique® therapy.
- Acupuncture: This complementary and alternative therapy is based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and focuses on releasing toxins from the body by targeting meridian points.
- Chiropractic medicine: If you recently sustained an injury or have been suffering from chronic back pain, we offer chiropractic medicine to help recover affected areas in your spine, including the neck and shoulders.
Our facility offers a wide variety of treatments not listed here, ranging from neuroendocrinology to joint mobilization. At Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates, we focus on restoring our patients’ health and helping them maintain this level of wellness.
We also offer membership plans to patients who would like to take advantage of other services at our facility, including gym access, nutrition plans, and primary care services.
Schedule a BeautiFill® Fat Transfer at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates
At Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates, we keep up to date with the latest advances in anti-aging and regenerative therapies, but we also offer cosmetic medicine options for patients who would like to reverse some physical effects of aging. At our facility, we treat our patients with care. We use a holistic approach to treat our patients’ health needs and aim to use as natural and minimally invasive treatment procedures as possible.
If you are interested in having a BeautiFill® fat transfer procedure, schedule an appointment at our facility by calling (386) 366-7418. Before engaging in any treatment procedure, we let our patients consult with one of our staff physicians to gauge their health goals and needs. Patients also receive physical exams and lab work if necessary. Call today to schedule your visit.