How does the BeautiFill treatment work?
The BeautiFill procedure uses laser energy under the skin to gently loosen fat from problem areas such as the abdomen, hips, flanks, and thighs. The live harvested fat cells are then injected into areas where volume has been lost, including many facial areas and certain areas of the body such as the buttocks.
What's the difference between BeautiFill versus other fat transfer procedures?
The crucial difference between BeautiFill and other fat transfer methods is how the fat is harvested. Other fat harvesting methods were intended to destroy and/or discard fat, nor preserve it for reimplantation. BeautiFill uses a proprietary laser instrument designed to extract the highest quantity and quality of live fat cells for reimplantation. In a clinical study, the fat harvested patients reported greater than 90% fat cell viability. The higher percentage of live cells, the higher chance for cell survival following reimplantation.
How many treatments will I need?
The transfer of fat cells can be performed in one treatment, and you can expect to see an immediate difference right away. Most patients see an improvement that lasts for years.
Is the BeautiFill treatment painful?
Not at all! This outpatient procedure is performed under local anesthetics, which eliminates the risks that are associated with using general anesthesia. Additionally, the BeautiFill laser's energy provides the added benefit of less bruising and swelling that's often seen with other fat harvesting methods.
How long will the treatment 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 from work after my BeautiFill treatment?
That depends on the 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 this should prevent you from resuming daily activities the next day if desired.