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FirmSculpt: An Alternative to the Fat Transfer Procedure

Also called fat grafting or fat injection, fat transfer procedures are surgical procedures that move fat from one body section to another. The process helps remove fat from areas with excesses, such as the buttocks, to fill up areas lacking in volume, such as grooves in the face.

If you’re considering fat transfer procedures, FirmSculpt’s head-to-toe face and body contouring delivers unmatched results. UGlow’s proprietary awake lipo procedure is minimally invasive and tightens the skin by permanently removing stubborn fat and regenerating new tissue and collagen that keeps the skin’s appearance smooth and firm.

Curious about how you can sculpt your physique? Here’s a detailed description of how to go about this natural fat transfer procedure.

When to Consider Natural Fat Transfer

If you’re considering fat transfer procedures, FirmSculpt fits the bill if you want:

Permanent Correction

Compared to dermal fillers, fat transfer procedures result in a more permanent correction.

Breasts or Buttocks Augmentation

If you desire model-like breasts or buttocks that are fuller and more rounded, liposuction can help make modest adjustments.

Breast Shape Optimization

It’s common for breasts to lose shape after an implant procedure, and fat injection can restore or optimize their natural contours.

Breast Reconstruction

Surgeries like lumpectomy and mastectomy can deform the breasts or cause them to appear uneven. Fat grafting evens them out, though a total reconstruction after mastectomy requires multiple stages.

Hand Rejuvenation

Liposuction is highly effective at covering blood vessels, filling wrinkled areas, and generally improving how your hands look.

Facial Correction

If you don’t find your face attractive, fat grafting can fill sunken areas, revise scars, reduce forehead wrinkles, and enhance the lips.

Pros of Fat Transfer

  • Long-lasting results
  • Natural process; minimal chances of allergic reactions
  • Almost scar-free
  • Non-invasive

Cons of Fat Transfer

  • Cannot achieve extreme enhancement
  • Costlier than fillers
  • Requires time to prepare the fat tissue

How Is the Procedure Done?

Unlike other liposuction treatments, FirmSculpt uses minimally invasive procedures to get the specific aesthetic you desire.

Traditional Liposuction

Traditional liposuction is a massive undertaking. The surgery takes a toll on your body, recovery time can last for months, and it’s expensive to boot. Though the results might look great, this process leaves a substantial scar from fat cell removal, and it can take a long time for your body to heal completely.

Liposuction of this nature uses a tool that physically scrapes away fat cells, shredding and removing them in a way that can cause tissue damage. The use of this tool can affect your skin elasticity and requires anesthesia. The entire ordeal can take months for proper recovery.

FirmSculpt Procedures

Non-invasive procedures like what FirmSculpt uses require less healing time and less lasting effects on your body.

Instead of reaching the fat cells through a substantial cut, the medical professional makes an incision smaller than four millimeters to use as an entry point. This incision, which is often the size of a small blemish, allows the removal of fat cells one at a time.

Your medical professional will insert a micro-cannula through this opening to gather the fat cells. A cannula is a small tube that often drains fluid or provides medicine, but in this case, it helps remove unwanted fat.

Vibrations with the micro-cannula will result in skin-tightening and better skin elasticity, so you won’t have a sagging appearance after the fat removal.

No Anesthesia

The removal system doesn’t take long to do and doesn’t require general anesthesia.

Though your medical professional might use local anesthesia or household pain medication to ease any discomfort you feel, you’ll remain fully aware and functioning the entire time. You’ll be awake and walking in and out of the office by yourself, just like in a standard dentist appointment.

No Stitches

The small, freckle-like opening doesn’t need stitches and heals naturally on its own, just like any small cut would. There’s no need to book an appointment for suture removal and even less to be self-conscious over a large scar from stitches.

Less Recovery

Last but not least, recovery time is much faster. Patients usually find themselves ready to go back to work around 48 hours. This short time is a far cry from the weeks or months of recovery resulting from traditional liposuction.

Getting Ready for the Fat Transfer Procedure

Before the procedure (usually during consultation), the medical professional will ask you to:

  • Avoid using drugs that can increase bleeding (aspirin, vitamins, NSAIDs)
  • Refrain from smoking at least six weeks before the procedure
  • Hydrate
  • Plan with someone to drive you home after the procedure

During the day of the procedure, the medical professional might take pre-FirmSculpt photos of the recipient site to compare the results. After getting down to work, he (or she) might change techniques to ensure the transfer is a success. Don’t freak out when this happens. Trust your doctor.

When complete, you’ll go to a recovery area for close monitoring for a short time. Expect to feel soreness as the anesthesia wears out, and if there are no complications, you’ll be allowed to go home.

Post-Treatment Care Plan

It’s advisable to come with a caregiver during the procedure so that you both receive all the detailed after-treatment care plans. These include details about the expected symptoms and signs of complications.

The symptoms during the healing process usually are:

  • Bruising and swelling during week one
  • Continued swelling with subsided bruising during week two
  • Swelling recedes during week three, and you can resume working
  • There might be minor swelling, but you’ll get to see the results

During the healing process, avoid strenuous activities like working out until the donor site incisions heal.

Are the Results Permanent?

The immediate and long-lasting results of the FirmSculpt procedure largely depend on the medical professional’s skills in harvesting, purifying, and placing the fat. Microfat grafting has the highest chance of success, but it’s labor-intensive.

However, if performed correctly, the transferred fat should settle in well and develop a new blood supply system, resulting in permanency. You might even notice skin texture improvement. If not successful, you’ll have to undergo a touchup procedure.

What Are the Costs

The fat transfer procedure is significantly expensive compared to dermal fillers. However, UGlow is offering a free consultation (valued at $100) and 15% off your procedure for a limited time. Since insurance does not cover fat grafting, you’ll have to consult the medical professional about financing plans.

Wrap Up

Many people undergo this procedure each year, so it’s safe and effective. On top of that, with a highly qualified and experienced staff including Krista Kutac, expect the best treatment plan. If you can pinch it, FirmSculpt can fix it!

  • Refrain from smoking at least six weeks before the procedure
  • Hydrate
  • Plan with someone to drive you home after the procedure

During the day of the procedure, the medical professional might take pre-procedure photos of the recipient site to compare the results. After getting down to work, he (or she) might change techniques to ensure the transfer is a success. Don’t freak out when this happens. Trust your doctor.

When complete, you’ll go to a recovery area for close monitoring for a short time. Expect to feel soreness as the anesthesia wears out, and if there are no complications, you’ll be allowed to go home.

UGlow Face & Body in Old Town Scottsdale is the exclusive provider in Arizona for FirmSculpt This procedure is minimally invasive and the results are amazing.

UGlow Aesthetics is female-owned and -operated. In order to provide the best (nonsurgical) results, UGlow offers treatments (and customized treatment plans) that can’t be found anywhere else in Arizona. Collectively, the team has 36 years of experience in the aesthetic industry and has performed well over 100,000 treatments.

Call UGlow Aesthetics today to schedule your complimentary skin assessment. To book an appointment, call (602) 780-2672. For more information about UGlow Aesthetics in Scottsdale, visit uglowfaceandbody.com.