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What to Expect After Laser Lipo and Fat Transfer Treatments


Age, genetics, lifestyle changes, pregnancy, and hormonal changes are among many factors that change the shape of our bodies and make it more challenging with every passing year to lose stubborn fat while keeping sexy curves. At Sereno Santé, patients throughout San Jose, CA are experiencing beautiful body contouring results with innovative laser liposuction and fat transfer techniques. Dr. Maia Chakerian is an experienced, board-certified anesthesiologist who offers men and women a chance to reclaim their youthful silhouettes through customized treatment plans.

What is laser lipo and fat transfer?

Laser liposuction (lipo) and fat transfer technology utilize two separate cosmetic procedures to contour and shape the body. Laser lipo gently removes unwanted fat from specific regions of the body, and those fat cells are transferred or grafted to specific treatment sites to add volume. At Sereno Santé, Dr. Chakerian works with San Jose, CA patients to develop highly personalized laser lipo and fat transfer treatment plans to help meet their body contouring goals using the BeautiFill fat grafting system.

What are the benefits of laser lipo and fat transfer?

Laser lipo and fat transfer techniques provide numerous benefits, including:

  • Quick and effective treatment sessions
  • Shorter recovery times
  • Diminish unwanted pockets of fat
  • Add volume to natural curves
  • Slim and tone the figure
  • Less scarring and swelling than invasive surgery
  • No need for general anesthesia
  • Customized treatment plans
  • Reduced risk for rejection and adverse reactions

Since the procedure involves utilizing the patient’s own fat cells, there’s a decreased risk for the patient’s body to reject the transfer compared to artificial implants or fillers.

What areas can be treated with laser lipo and fat transfer?

Laser lipo and fat transfer can be used virtually anywhere on the body. Fat cells are harvested from areas where fat commonly accumulates, including the:

  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Lower back
  • Buttocks

Once the fat is purified for injection, it can be transferred to almost any area that’s experienced volume loss, such as the:

  • Lips
  • Midface
  • Cheeks
  • Hands
  • Breasts
  • Buttocks

Am I an ideal candidate for a laser lipo and fat transfer?

Individuals are viable candidates for a laser lipo and fat transfer if they:

  • Are in good, general health
  • Are at a healthy weight
  • Want to contour their bodies without intensive surgery
  • Have healthy skin laxity
  • Have enough fat to harvest for a transfer

What is the procedure like?

Laser lipo and fat transfer treatments are administered at Sereno Santé in one of our private treatments rooms by Dr. Chakerian. Each treatment area is sanitized and numbed with local anesthesia. A small incision is made in the skin where the laser lipo cannula is placed to suction and remove fat cells. The harvested cells are placed in a centrifuge and purified for injection. Once the fat cells are injected into each treatment site, this process is repeated until the desired results are achieved. Patients may return home the same day as their procedure.


What to expect with a fat transfer to the lips

A fat transfer to the lips is common to augment the lips and improve the overall symmetry and shape of the mouth. Like any laser lipo and fat transfer treatment, a small amount of fat is purified and transferred to the lips. Once the fat transfer settles into place, the lips appear fuller and younger.

Is there a recovery period?

BeautiFill laser lipo and fat transfers are known for their fast recovery time compared to traditional fat transfer techniques. Patients typically experience temporary swelling and tenderness after treatment, which subsides on its own within a few days. Some patients will take a few days to rest, especially if they have numerous or larger treatment sites. Patients usually begin to notice results as soon as 4 – 6 weeks, but it can take up to a few months for full laser lipo and fat transfer outcomes.

How long will my results last?

Laser lipo and fat transfer results have the potential to last for many years. Some ways to optimize your results can include:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle
  • Adhering to any and all recovery instructions
  • Attending follow-up appointments

Getting pregnant after your laser lipo and fat transfer can compromise your body contouring results. If you happen to get pregnant and wish to freshen your results after childbirth, consult with Dr. Chakerian.

Where to go to learn more about a laser lipo and fat transfer

If you reside in or near San Jose, CA, and would like to achieve a youthful figure with long-lasting results, contact Sereno Santé and schedule an appointment today. Dr. Maia Chakerian will work with you to develop a body-contouring laser lipo and fat transfer treatment plan that works for you.

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