Remove volume to restore volume. Our volume changes as we age. Often, we end up with a little too much volume in some places - and not enough in others. BeautiFILL is a laser that allows us to do in office liposuction with minimal pain and great efficacy. This laser maintains the integrity of the stem cells of the fat that is removed and therefore this fat is used for a natural filler to places such as the face or the gluteal area for a natural and more youthful “butt lift”. The stem cells placed will continue to stimulate collagen production and you will have longer lasting results compared to synthetic fillers.
Have a consultation with one of our physicians and find out if this procedure is right for you. There is no obligation and we will be able to review your medical history and share before and after pictures to help you make your decision.
During the natural aging process, many patients start to experience a decrease in facial volume and sagging body parts. This ordinary process may cause you to look tired and less youthful. To treat this cosmetic issue, Dr. Erin Griffin proudly offers laser lipo and fat grafting with cutting-edge BeautiFill technology. This minimally invasive device emits laser energy into the skin and effectively removes unwanted fat tissue from the hips, thighs, and stomach. For radiant and youthful-looking fullness, we inject the purified tissue into the lips, nose, breasts, cheeks, underneath the eyes, or buttocks. Compared to traditional fat transfer techniques, this advanced treatment option requires very little recovery time. It can help patients who prefer a less invasive treatment. To learn more information about how you can benefit from laser-assisted liposuction and fat grafting, please call Tidal Wellness in Wilmington, NC to schedule an appointment.
The best individuals for laser-assisted lipo and fat grafting are those who:
At your consultation, Dr. Griffin will talk with you about your specific challenges and objectives to determine if this solution would be appropriate for you.
The BeautiFill procedure is a quick procedure that Dr. Griffin performs at her Wilmington, NC facility. At the beginning of your procedure, we use a numbing cream to help you remain comfortable. After cleaning and numbing the extraction site, Dr. Griffin uses a delicate laser to remove viable fat tissue. Once removed, she sterilizes and processes the fat within the same fat transfer solution. When purified and ready to go, Dr. Griffin gently injects the sample into the previously selected part of your body, such as the lips, cheeks, or breasts. This method adds suppleness to the skin, augments the breasts or buttocks, and provides a rejuvenated look.
What's the difference between BeautiFill and other laser-assisted liposuction procedures?
The primary difference between BeautiFill and other fat transfer treatments is how we gather the fat. The sophisticated BeautiFill technology can collect live fat cells, preserve the tissue, and inject it into the selected areas. Compared to other fat transfer techniques, BeautiFill produces a large percentage of viable fat tissue, and it is well-known for its outstanding results.
Am I going to feel pain during my procedure?
Before starting the BeautiFill procedure, Dr. Griffin uses a topical anesthetic. Because of this, most patients feel almost no discomfort during their treatment at Tidal Wellness. When you return home, you may have some pain, bruising, and redness, but these symptoms should subside on their own.
Will I need to take time off work or my regular activities?
In general, you can make that call. You could have mild post-treatment redness or bruising, which may last 1 – 2 days or more. The amount of time depends on the size of the treatment areas, the number of regions we treated, and your body. However, these effects are short-term and should not prevent you from resuming your daily routine the next day.
No matter how hard you try to maintain healthy eating habits and a routine workout schedule, you may find it difficult (if not impossible) to get the shape you want without cosmetic help. Dr. Erin Griffin at Tidal Wellness performs body sculpting treatments with cutting-edge BeautiFill™ technology. Using this innovative device, our aesthetic specialists can transfer fat cells from different parts of your body and inject the purified tissue into preferred areas, like the breasts or the rump. For a nonsurgical Brazilian butt lift or breast augmentation that can enhance your figure or help you reach your body goals, please call our staff in Wilmington, NC to schedule your appointment.
How is body sculpting with BeautiFill done?
In one of our private treatment rooms, we use BeautiFill technology to remove unwanted fat and transfer it to the buttocks or breasts. The transferred fat tissue can improve fullness, provide a natural look, and help achieve your body goals.
Am I a candidate for body sculpting?
The right candidates for this procedure have a decent amount of fat to extract and inject into the preferred treatment areas. To find out if this procedure is suitable for your needs, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Griffin.
How long will my body sculpting results last?
With proper care, the results of your body contouring treatment will last for many years. Maintaining a healthy diet and staying at a stable weight will help prolong your results. Unfortunately, significant changes in your weight or childbirth after your body sculpting procedure can change your appearance. Natural aging will also continue so you may eventually notice loose skin after many years. Please ask Dr. Griffin about recommendations that may help improve the longevity of your results.
Nowadays, patients have multiple procedure options that can refresh the fullness and contours of their face; however, facial fat grafting has increased in popularity because of its natural-looking results and lasting benefits for the skin. Volume loss, most commonly caused by aging, usually occurs near the areas around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline. Facial fat grafting with cutting-edge BeautiFill™ technology can help decrease some of the most common signs of aging. Using your own fat, BeautiFill technology can help improve fullness in the lips or cheeks, smooth fine lines or wrinkles, and reduce facial folds. By removing unwanted fat from your body, Dr. Erin Griffin in Wilmington, NC can skillfully apply the purified tissue to parts of your face for beautiful, lasting outcomes. Proudly serving Wilmington, Jacksonville, and Hampstead, NC, please call Tidal Wellness to schedule a facial fat transfer consultation with Dr. Griffin.
Should I get a dermal filler or fat transfer?
Both a facial fat graft and an injectable wrinkle filler (for example, Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®) may treat the signs of aging and add volume. While wrinkle fillers can provide beautiful results, a fat transfer often looks more natural and lasts longer. Together, Dr. Griffin and you will decide how much facial volume you need and in which areas.
Can facial fat grafting be combined with another procedure?
We can combine a facial fat transfer with another nonsurgical treatment, like RF skin resurfacing. Please talk to Dr. Griffin during your consultation about your cosmetic needs so she can create a comprehensive plan with nonsurgical procedures.
How long does facial fat grafting take?
The duration of your facial fat transfer treatment depends on the amount of fat needed to attain your desired results. After developing your treatment strategy, Dr. Griffin can discuss what to expect, like how long it will take for liposuction, fat preparation, and grafting. Using advanced techniques, Dr. Griffin takes her time to carefully place even layers of fat, which helps your results look more natural.
Which areas of the face can be improved with fat grafting?
To increase volume or reduce wrinkles, we can inject the purified tissue into different parts of the face. Fat grafting may augment the cheeks so the mid-section of your face looks fuller and lifted. In addition, we can add volume to your upper and/or lower lips, improve the hollow or sunken areas underneath the eyes, treat pitted acne scars, and decrease wrinkles, smile lines, and furrow lines in between the eyebrows. No matter your concerns, Dr. Griffin creates a personal treatment plan to address your concerns and goals.
Even with proper diet and exercise, you may still feel upset about specific parts of your body that prevent you from feeling fully confident. Our team at Tidal Wellness proudly provides the latest procedures to safely remove fat from the body. Laser fat reduction is a body contouring treatment that eliminates pockets of fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks. This procedure creates a slimmer figure with the BeautiFill™ device, and we can use it to treat several parts of the body at once. During your consultation with Dr. Erin Griffin at her Wilmington, NC office, she will complete a comprehensive consultation to help you attain your cosmetic surgery goals. Helping the Jacksonville, Pender County, Hampstead, and Wilmington, NC communities, we want you to feel your best and enhance your natural beauty.
How is fat reduction with BeautiFill done?
Laser fat reduction with BeautiFill is a minimally invasive procedure that uses laser technology to loosen and eradicate fat cells from your body. We can complete this procedure on the flanks, arms, stomach, thighs, and anywhere that unwanted fat pockets bother you.
Am I a candidate for fat reduction treatments?
Usually, good candidates for laser-assisted liposuction with BeautiFill are at or near their goal weight but still have stubborn areas of fat. Please call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Griffin, and learn if this procedure works well for your needs.
How long will my results last?
As soon as Dr. Griffin removes the fat cells, they are gone forever. However, weight gain could cause your remaining fat cells to grow in size. When you undergo minimally invasive fat reduction treatments, you should try your best to maintain a consistent weight because it could impact your overall results.