Categories: Body Sculpting2.8 min read

by Stephen Luther, M.D.


Less Invasive Alternative to Lipo and Body Sculpting

There is now a way to slim down stubborn areas and fill out aging features without the cost, inconvenience, and recovery time associated with plastic surgery. For patients in the Lowcountry who prefer a less invasive and more natural alternative to procedures like breast augmentation or dermal fillers, Symbios Medical Spa, Hilton Head Island is proud to offer the groundbreaking BeautiFill Laser Lipo Fat Transfer System. Read on for five frequent questions about BeautiFill.

BeautiFill is the first laser-based system that combines liposuction, skin tightening, and fat grafting (cosmetic fat transfer) procedures in one convenient appointment.

What Exactly is BeautiFill?

BeautiFill by Alma is a highly advanced laser liposuction plus fat transfer system that can be used to remove unwanted fat cells from virtually anywhere on the body and efficiently transfer them to another area for a stunning, natural-looking transformation. Many patients in Hilton Head enjoy the fact that BeautiFill offers a more natural alternative to injectable dermal fillers, breast implants, and other synthetic materials, as BeautiFill simply uses a patient’s own fat to enhance their look.

How is BeautiFill Performed?

Another advantage of laser lipo plus fat transfer with BeautiFill is that it can be performed using local anesthesia, which greatly reduces the risk of complications during treatment and cuts down on cost and recovery time. To begin, a tiny incision near the treatment area is made, through which the BeautiFill cannula will be inserted. Laser energy is administered through the cannula to gently break up fat cells for easy removal, while simultaneously encouraging tissue tightening and remodeling for an even smoother, firmer, more youthful result. The unwanted fat is then precisely separated and purified by the BeautiFill system, then strategically injected into the patient’s desired area(s).

Where Can BeautiFill be Used?

Most commonly, BeautiFill is used to remove stubborn fat from the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, upper arms, and male chest. Features that are frequently addressed and enhanced with fat transfer after laser lipo include:

  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Deep facial lines
  • Hands

How Long is Recovery After BeautiFill?

The majority of patients are able to return to work and other light activities within a few days after a BeautiFill procedure. Post-treatment swelling after BeautiFill is also typically much less severe than swelling after traditional liposuction, adding to the speed and comfort of the patient’s recovery. More strenuous physical activities, including exercise, should be paused for up to three – six weeks after BeautiFill, or until Dr. Luther has released the patient to resume their normal routines.

How Long Does BeautiFill Last?

The most critical aspect of preserving your BeautiFill results for as long as possible is to maintain a stable weight. Losing or gaining weight after BeautiFill can cause the transferred fat cells to dramatically shrink or swell, which can negatively impact – or even reverse – your cosmetic outcome. With a healthy, stable weight over time, however, patients can enjoy their laser lipo plus fat transfer results for years to come.

Getting Started with BeautiFill

There are numerous applications for use of BeautiFill, and every patient’s situation is different. We recommend you schedule a consultation with a Symbios Medical board-certified practitioner to learn how we can provide amazing, life-changing aesthetic results. Appointments are available starting July 2022.

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