Introduction to Alma BeautiFill Liposuction

Have you tried dieting and exercising, but it seems like certain parts of your body simply refuse to tone up? Weight loss is a struggle for many people, and while there are many options available, it can be difficult deciding what will work best for you. Thankfully, there is a revolutionary and minimally invasive treatment that removes fat cells called Alma BeautiFill Liposuction. At Elite Medicine, Dr. Shelli Ridge and her team strive to produce the best health and lifestyle results for our patients with non-surgical weight loss treatments in the Cincinnati area. If you would like to learn more about this game-changing treatment, please read the information we have provided below.

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What is Alma BeautiFill Liposuction?

Alma BeautiFill Liposuction is a non-invasive treatment that uses lasers to heat up and liquefy fat first, making fat removal much easier on your body. The treatment involves making a small incision into a donor site and a thin, long cannula is inserted under your skin. Through this cannula, laser energy is emitted to target the water-rich septae in the adipose tissue, or body fat, instead of solely targeting the fat cells themselves. Thanks to the unique fiber on the cannula, energy dispersion can emit in a 360-degree area which helps expedite the fat harvesting process. While the fat is gently loosened from the surrounding tissue, the cannula will also suction it all out. Simultaneously, the laser energy’s thermal effect will cauterize any affected blood vessels and create a skin-tightening effect in the treatment area. Many patients have an easier recovery time, with firmer and slender results. Once removed, your fat will be a high-quality, living tissue that can then can be strategically injected to fill in depressed areas of the body through fat grafting, including:
  • Face (cheeks, temples, smile lines, jawline, under eyes)
  • Breasts
  • Calves
  • Buttocks

What’s the difference between BeautiFill and traditional Liposuction?

Although BeautiFill is similar to traditional liposuction in that it will eliminate fat, BeautiFill typically only uses local anesthesia and can be performed in-office, so there’s no need for a hospital visit or overnight stay. The main aspect that sets this treatment apart is that the heat that BeautiFill will liquefy the fat while also providing skin-tightening benefits, increased elasticity of the skin, and less dimpling or sagging. BeautiFill also has a shorter recovery time with very minimal downtime involving less pain, less bruising, and less swelling.

What are the Benefits of Alma BeautiFill Liposuction?

Out BeautiFill Liposuction Cinncinati patients have discovered the following benefits that come from their treatments:
  • An all-in-one solution to the liposuction and fat grafting process
  • Helps shed fat
  • Higher percentage of the fat survives once transferred due to the gentle removal process
  • Less painful procedure
  • Long-lasting results
  • Minimal bruising and/or swelling
  • No hospital visit required
  • Requires less downtime than traditional lipo
  • Rejuvenates areas such as the face, buttocks, and breasts
  • Safe, easy treatment
  • Tightens skin due to the thermal heating
  • Reduce fat non-surgically with non-surgical liposuction and achieve targeted body sculpting
  • Target and remove stubborn belly fat with advanced laser fat removal
  • Get a clear picture of liposuction costs before your consultation
At Elite Medicine, we believe the best candidates for BeautiFill Liposuction are those patients interested in augmenting and restoring volume to specific areas of the body. The non-surgical treatment is an excellent way to rid the body of stubborn fat and add volume to areas where it counts. Other characteristics that make for better candidates include:
  • Are between the ages of 30 – 65 years old
  • Healthy individuals who do not have any serious circulation problems
  • Maintain reasonable expectations about what the procedure can achieve
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Possess enough available fat that can be extracted

Who are the Best Candidates for Alma BeautiFill Liposuction?

We do like to remind our patients that a BeautiFill treatment is not a viable substitute for weight loss. Patients who are currently on track to attain a desirable weight should continue, but our team is happy to help you stay on your path with dietary and healthy lifestyle suggestions.

What’s the First Step?

If you are trying to get yourself into a better, leaner shape in the Cincinnati area, the first step is to contact our office and get a consultation with Dr. Ridge or one of our knowledgeable and certified team members. During your appointment, you will be able to address any concerns you have regarding the treatment and discuss your weight loss goals, through your daily life and from the procedure. Your body will be examined and we will discuss the different options available for you, and together, we will decide which treatment works best for you. During your BeautiFill Liposuction consultation, it is important to be open and honest when discussing everything as the information you provide will help prevent unnecessary risks and help you achieve optimal results. Once this has been decided, your treatment plan will be created for you. If you agree with it, our Patient Coordinator will work with you to schedule the best day and time for your first treatment. You will also be provided with some instructions to follow before your treatment, which may include:
  • Fill your prescriptions before your scheduled treatment, not only will it help your recovery, it’s one less thing to worry about after your procedure.
  • Hold off on taking certain medications and supplements (ex. blood thinners). If you are concerned about any medications you are currently taking, please discuss them during your consultation.
  • Temporarily quit smoking for a few weeks before and during your recovery process since smoking can compromise blood flow and your healing process.

What to Expect on the Day of Alma BeautiFill Liposuction?

On the day of your BeautiFill Liposuction, you will first have your skin marked to identify the donor sites of the fat to be removed. You will then be administered local anesthesia in your treatment area, typically in the form of an injection of a tumescent solution (a mixture of saline solution, lidocaine, and epinephrine) into the harvest area. The saline will help minimize skin swelling, the lidocaine will numb the targeted areas for comfort, and the epinephrine contracts blood vessels, which makes the fat cells easier to remove. A small discreet incision is then made, where your provider will insert a cannula device into the harvest site, where it delivers gentle laser energy to loosen fat cells. Next, the liquefied fat is gently suctioned out through the same cannula and immediately filtered to improve the transferred fat’s survival rate. Then, the fat is taken from the BeautiFill storage area and prepared into medical-grade syringes, which are then injected into the areas needing additional volume. Injections are repeated until the desired result is achieved. Your treatment concludes with incisions sutured with tape or stitches. Your treatment time can take as little as 30 minutes but can be longer depending on the extent of work being performed.

Alma BeautiFill Liposuction Recovery

After your treatment, you will be able to leave, but you should arrange for a friend or relative to provide you with a ride home. Most patients can expect some mild bruising, swelling, and even redness in the treated areas. You should give yourself about two days of downtime for smaller areas such as the face, however for more extensive procedures such as the buttocks or breasts, you may require one to two weeks for recovery. You’ll be given post-op care instructions so that you have a speedy recovery and know exactly what to expect, every step of the way. We encourage you to take the medication prescribed to you to have a more relaxing and comfortable recovery. Since BeautiFill can tighten the skin through coagulation, you don’t have to worry about dimpling and sagging skin

How Much Does Alma BeautiFill Liposuction Cost in Cincinnati?

The cost of Alma BeautiFill Liposuction in Cincinnati will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the area that is being treated and if you choose to incorporate fat grafting. After your meet with one of our skilled and expert providers, your procedure plan will be created and our Patient Coordinator can provide you with a breakdown of the pricing.

Why Choose Us?

Our boutique Medical spa in Cincinnati is run by Dr. Shelli Ridge, a certified member of the National Board of Osteopathic Medicine. She is also a member of the American Osteopathic Association and a Clinical Instructor at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her philosophy for wellness is to nourish the mind, body, and soul, so she believes that if you look good, you feel good. Under her guidance, our staff shares the same mentality and desire to get you looking and feeling your best.
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Schedule Your Consultation

Weight loss is a huge accomplishment that can change everything from your lifestyle to improving your confidence. If you would like to schedule your BeautiFill Liposuction at Elite Medicine, we insist that you call our office or use our online form to set up an initial consultation. Dr. Shelli Ridge and her team strive to produce the best health and lifestyle results for our patients in the Cincinnati area, and we can’t wait to meet with you!

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