At Thrive Med Spa & Wellness in Honolulu, HI, we offer a unique body contouring procedure called BeautiFill liposuction. This body contouring procedure can be scheduled as a standalone service, but it also pairs well with a fat transfer for its ability to safely harvest donor fat cells for re-injection into other body areas to restore natural-looking and long-lasting volume.
BeautiFill Liposuction and Fat Transfer
BeautiFill liposuction is laser-assisted liposuction. It uses state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques to carefully remove unwanted fat cells from a problem area to contour the body and tighten the skin while ensuring the highest viability of the fat cells, so they can be used to complete a fat transfer successfully.
We can perform this version of liposuction as a standalone treatment or pair it with the fat transfer so that you can improve two body areas simultaneously and achieve natural and noticeable results.
What Is BeautiFill Liposuction?
BeautiFill liposuction uses a laser-assisted device to remove excess fat from the body while also contouring and tightening the treatment area. The device is equipped with a diode laser, has over 15 available cannulas, and targets and eliminates stubborn fat using a low power density 1470nm wavelength laser. During treatment, the device delivers 360 degrees of laser energy to the tissue to evenly target stubborn fat cells, remove them from the body, and tighten the skin.
What Are the Benefits?
One of the benefits of laser-assisted liposuction is that it uses techniques to ensure a precise and accurate treatment. It can remove fat cells to enhance treatment results while also ensuring a quick recovery.
The laser energy cauterizes the blood vessels beneath the skin’s surface, which works to minimize swelling and bruising and prevent water retention. The treatment process also prevents post-op pain and minimizes downtime. Other benefits include the following:
Customizable treatment plans
- A minimally invasive treatment
- Fat reduction and skin tightening results
- It effectively eliminates fat cells while ensuring a high viability rate
- It’s a perfect pairing for successful fat transfers
BeautiFill Liposuction Versus Traditional Liposuction
BeautiFill liposuction’s use of laser energy sets it apart from traditional liposuction. Not only does the laser aspect enhance the treatment process, maximize the results, and minimize downtime, but it also tightens the skin.
Traditional liposuction requires that practitioners use a cannula to suction fat cells from the body, but it doesn’t use any laser technology, which is why the recovery is longer and there’s more post-op discomfort. The addition of laser energy enables BeautiFill to tighten the skin, an added benefit that traditional liposuction does not have.
Preserving Healthy, Viable Fat Cells for Future Use
Another one of the benefits of BeautiFill liposuction is that any fat cells removed during treatment have a high viability rate. The device is designed to eliminate fat cells and preserve the highest number of healthy cells so they can be successfully used to perform a fat transfer.
What Areas Can It Treat?
We can use BeautiFill to contour the body and tighten the skin on the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. These are common problem areas, areas that tend to hold on to stubborn fat and seem resistant to diet and exercise. We can treat one or multiple areas and customize the treatment plans to meet each patient’s unique needs.
Is It Painful?
We take every measure to ensure that patients enjoy a comfortable treatment experience. During these treatments, we use a local anesthetic and also offer Pronox. During your consultation, we can give you more details about our pain management options and determine the best option or combination.
How Long Will My Results Last?
After laser-assisted liposuction, you can expect permanent results. This treatment process is specifically designed to remove fat cells directly from the body. However, it will not remove every single fat cell, so if you do gain weight after your procedure, any of those remaining fat cells can expand and which will negatively affect your results. So long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat clean foods, and exercise regularly, you can avoid weight gain and enjoy beautiful, long-lasting results.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you’ve been trying to target stubborn fat in one or more body areas by eating the right foods and getting regular exercise but have been unsuccessful, you may be the perfect candidate for this minimally invasive body contouring procedure. If you want to learn more about BeautiFill and how it can reshape your body and help you achieve a tighter and toned physique, we can give you more details at an initial consultation and confirm your treatment eligibility.
What Is a Fat Transfer?
A fat transfer is a minimally invasive procedure using BeautiFill liposuction to remove fat cells from a donor site, typically an area with excess fat. Then, we will prepare the healthy fat cells to readminister them into another area to add natural-looking volume, reversing the effects of volume loss or naturally augmenting different areas.
What Can It Treat?
We currently perform fat transfers to add natural-looking volume to different facial areas, but we will be adding the breasts and buttocks to our future service list. When treating the face, we can use each patient’s natural, healthy fat cells as an alternative to a dermal filler to fill hollow areas, create youthful contours, and combat the aging process.
When Will I Notice the Results?
After your treatment, you can expect immediate results that will continue to improve as the treatment area heals. Results will improve over time as the newly transferred fat cells adhere to the area.
How Long Will My Results Last?
After you undergo this treatment, you can expect permanent results. It can take up to six months for fat cells to adhere to the treatment area, and once they do, they’ll last forever.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you want to naturally reverse volume loss and augment different facial features, you may be the perfect candidate for this minimally invasive procedure. We can confirm your treatment eligibility at an initial consultation and design your customized treatment plan.
Whether you want to target and eliminate stubborn fat or improve two body areas at once by using those healthy fat cells to augment different areas of your face, we can help you reach your goals. We will give you more details about BeautiFill, how it works, and how we can transfer your unwanted fat cells to your face to naturally restore your youthful glow.