What Is BeautiFill® Fat Grafting?

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Fat grafting is not a new concept, having long been used to enhance certain areas that may have lost volume over time. However, revolutionary advances in medicine and technology have now made fat grafting more efficient, effective, and convenient than ever before. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester (aka Dr. Chiddy) and the exceptional team at Jerry Chidester, MD Plastic & Hand Surgery are proud to offer the breakthrough Alma BeautiFill laser liposuction and fat grafting treatment system in Draper, UT to help patients achieve their desired look with ease. Find the answers to all of your questions about BeautiFill fat grafting here, including how it works, where it can be used, and what makes it different from a traditional fat transfer.

What is fat grafting?

Laser liposuction with BeautiFill fat grafting is a highly advanced form of fat transfer surgery, which involves harvesting fat cells from one area of the body and using them to augment another site. Because a patient’s own fat is used in the surgery, there are fewer risks, such as adverse or allergic reaction, compared with alternative procedures. In addition, many men and women prefer the more natural look and feel of fat transfer augmentation versus using synthetic implants and/or dermal fillers.

What is the difference between a regular fat transfer and a BeautiFill fat transfer?

During a traditional fat grafting procedure, patients first undergo fat removal treatment with liposuction, after which the fat is purified in a separate centrifuge machine. This process can take several hours and often requires general anesthesia. After this, the fat is injected into the patient’s desired treatment area to create a more appealing shape and overall look. While traditional lipo plus fat transfer certainly has its benefits, there are a number of exciting advantages with laser lipo and BeautiFill fat grafting, including:

  • No general anesthesia required
  • Fast, in-office procedure
  • Virtually no downtime
  • Longer-lasting results
  • Higher percentage of fat survives transfer

Thanks to the advanced technology incorporated into the BeautiFill fat grafting system, up to 90% of impurities are removed from the harvested fat. This, along with the gentle process of harvesting fat via laser liposuction, allows virtually all of the transferred fat cells to survive. Unlike men and women who notice unwanted changes in the outcome of a traditional fat transfer procedure, patients who undergo laser lipo with BeautiFill fat grafting can enjoy reliable, long-lasting results.

Where can BeautiFill be used?

Laser liposuction is often used to remove stubborn fat from areas, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Flanks
  • Chest (male)
  • Knees
  • Chin/neck

The fat is then processed, purified, and strategically injected to restore lost volume or simply augment the size and shape of another area, such as:

  • Cheeks
  • Under the eyes
  • Face
  • Breasts
  • Calves (men)
  • Buttocks

During your initial consultation for BeautiFill and laser lipo in Greater Salt Lake City, Dr. Chiddy will carefully evaluate your areas of concern and discuss whether fat grafting may be right for you. In some cases, such as when patients desire a dramatic size increase in their breasts or buttocks, synthetic implants may be a more appropriate option.

Are fat transfers permanent?

Patients can enjoy their newly enhanced figure for many years after a fat transfer procedure, provided they are committed to maintaining a healthy, stable weight. Losing or gaining weight after a fat transfer can significantly compromise the outcome of both the liposuction and grafting portions of the procedure, as new fat cells may form and existing fat cells can shrink or swell. Patients should also keep in mind that neither liposuction nor fat grafting can halt the aging process altogether. Future changes in a patient’s look may develop as a result of aging, genetics, hormone fluctuations, and more. However, a repeat procedure is often useful in restoring the patient’s original results.

Get the gorgeous look you want more easily than ever with BeautiFill fat transfer in Salt Lake City, UT

If you are looking for a convenient, long-lasting way to reshape your body or refine your face – or both! – laser liposuction with fat grafting may be the perfect solution for you. To learn more about BeautiFill fat grafting in Draper, UT, call the friendly team at Jerry Chidester, MD Plastic & Hand Surgery to schedule your private consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon and body rejuvenation expert Dr. Jerry Chidester today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.