TOP 10 BEAUTIFILL QUESTIONS ANSWERED
LASER-ASSISTED LIPOSUCTION AND FAT TRANSFER
At Revivify Medical Spa, we’re answering the top 10 BeautiFill questions we get from our patients. As we age, we seem to lose volume in certain areas of our body, while other parts become disproportionately voluminous. For example, your breasts may become smaller or lose their perky shape while your abdomen and hips seem to expand.
We’ve had to resign ourselves to these unwanted bodily changes for years, but what if you could do something to correct this? Wouldn’t you love to remove fat from where you don’t want it and add it to the areas where you need it? Well, now there’s a procedure that allows you to do just that; it’s called BeautiFill™ and Dr. Lubna Elahi, a board-certified physician, is proud to offer her patients this revolutionary procedure that can reshape your body in a quick, convenient way with long-lasting results.
Revivify Medical Spa is the only clinic offering the exclusive BeautiFill in Southeast Texas!
We are sure you have questions about this breakthrough technology and what it can do for you, and we are here to answer them.
Time to get Your BeautiFill Questions Answered!
Q#1: WHAT IS BEAUTIFILL™?
BeautiFill™ by Alma is a revolutionary laser-based body contouring system that combines liposuction, skin tightening, and fat grafting into a single treatment.
The technology uses a proprietary laser system that loosens and extracts live fat cells from common problem areas such as hips, flanks, abdomen, and thighs. Then, the system harvests these fat cells so they can be re-injected into other places where you’ve lost volume and definition, such as cheeks, breasts, and buttocks.
This procedure is a fantastic option for anyone looking for a more convenient alternative with less downtime and more natural-looking and equally long-lasting results to liposuction.
Q#2: IS BEAUTIFILL™ SAFE?
Yes, BeautiFill™ is a very safe procedure. The procedure doesn’t require general anesthesia, and you’re only using your fat cells, which minimizes any risk of rejection.
The procedure safely loosens fat cells and then extracts them into a sterile system; here, the fat is purified before it’s re-injected into the desired area.
As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection. However, the risk is very low, thanks to the system’s sanitary protocols.
Q#3: IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
Unlike traditional liposuction, BeautiFill™ requires minimal downtime. However, the necessary downtime depends on the amount of fat harvested.
After the procedure, you can expect to be slightly sore, but the soreness dissipates within 24 to 48 hours for most patients.
Q#4: IS IT PAINFUL?
The treatment is considerably less painful than traditional liposuction.
Before the treatment, Dr. Elahi will administer a local anesthetic to the treatment areas. Therefore, you won’t experience any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
As a bonus, BeautiFill’s laser technology minimizes bruising and swelling compared to other fat harvesting methods. This results in less pain and discomfort after the treatment.
Q#5: HOW IS BEAUTIFILL™ PERFORMED?
Your BeautiFill™ treatment is a simple in-office procedure involving the following steps:
- The doctor will inject a mix of lidocaine, epinephrine, and saline solution across the treatment area.
The lidocaine anesthetizes the area, so you don’t feel any pain; the epinephrine constricts the blood vessels and the fat cells, so there is less bleeding, and the fat cells are easier to remove. In addition, the saline solution aids the swelling of the skin.
- Dr. Elahi will then insert the cannula to deliver the laser energy and gently loosen the fat cells in the area. In addition to facilitating the harvest of fat cells, the laser energy used during your BeautiFill™ treatment cauterizes blood vessels which helps reduce bleeding and bruising.
- The cannula harvests the fat cells and immediately filters and safely stores them in the BeautiFill™system.
- The live fat cells are then re-injected into the desired areas to help restore lost volume.
Thanks to the gentle laser-assisted energy used during the procedure, fat cells suffer less damage, contributing to the incredibly high success rate of the treatment.
Q#6: HOW LONG DO TREATMENT SESSIONS TAKE?
The BeautiFill™ treatment uses a very efficient process. For most patients, treatment sessions overall can last between one and three hours, depending on the size of the treated area.
Q#7: HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Because of its advanced laser technology that combines liposuction, skin tightening, and fat grafting, you will only need a single treatment per treated area.
Q#8: IS BEAUTIFILL™ FAT TRANSFER METHOD BETTER THAN OTHER METHODS?
BeautiFill™ treatments offer many benefits compared to other fat transferring methods.
As we mentioned before, the laser energy is gentle enough to dislodge the fat cells without causing damage. As a result, studies show that BeautiFill™ offers a fat vitality rate greater than 95%- An increase of nearly 40% compared to mechanical liposuction.
Additionally, BeautiFill™ helps tighten the skin, giving you better and more natural-looking results, which traditional fat transfer methods can’t do.
And finally, the technology significantly reduces bruising and swelling so you can return to your daily activities quicker.
Q#9: HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
Your results will be immediately noticeable, and these are permanent because BeautiFill™ permanently removed the fat cells from the unwanted area.
Fat transfer results are also long-lasting because of the high rate of fat transfer success (95%). The only aspect of the procedure that is not permanent is skin-tightening which typically lasts about three months.
However, your skin should have naturally tightened back down to adjust to your slimmer contour by that time, so you shouldn’t experience any sagging in the area.
You should know that weight fluctuations and aging can impact your BeautiFill™ results. However, by maintaining a stable weight, following a healthy diet, maintaining optimal hydration levels, and exercising regularly, you can enjoy the fabulous results of your BeautiFill™ procedure for years to come.
Q#10: IS BEAUTIFILL RIGHT FOR ME?
If you are over 40 and have stubborn fat deposits that won’t go away but have lost volume in areas of your face, breasts, or buttocks, then BeautiFill™ might be the perfect treatment for you.