Smartlipo® With Fat Transfer: Before And After

Woman with a slim and toned figure (model) poses with hands on her hips.

Smartlipo with fat transfer is a terrific option for patients who want to slim and contour their bodies. We can remove stubborn, unwanted fat and safely transfer it to the breasts, buttocks, and other areas of the body that can benefit from more fullness.

At our practice, we’ve had great success combining Smartlipo with fat transfer. I’m excited to educate you about both treatments and share how they pair well to provide patients with balanced, enhanced contours. We’ll also showcase some fantastic Smartlipo and fat transfer before-and-after photos featuring actual Advanced Aesthetics patients. Ready to be inspired?

Before & After Liposuction - Abdomen / Flanks Case 79 View #1 View in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Before & After Liposuction
Before & After Liposuction - Abdomen / Flanks Case 79 View #3 View in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Before & After Liposuction

What Is Unique About Smartlipo?

Smartlipo is an enhanced form of liposuction that uses laser energy to liquefy fat before it’s removed from areas of the body such as the belly and thighs. We use a micro-cannula, which is gentler and less invasive than traditional liposuction; plus, Smartlipo requires minimal patient recovery or downtime. This related blog post shares more details about why Smartlipo is such an intelligent approach to fat removal.

Patient's abdomen shown with a grid as well as a micro-cannula to illustrate the process of Smartlipo.
Smartlipo photo courtesy of CynoSure®

What Is Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer, also called fat grafting, is a three-step procedure that involves:

  1. Extracting fat using Smartlipo
  2. Isolating and purifying the donor fat cells
  3. Transferring the fat cells into targeted sites

After the fat cells have been injected into the areas targeted for augmentation, the skin is plumped and reshaped, and patients enjoy natural, subtle results. It’s important to understand that not all fat cells will survive the transfer, but I make every effort to collect, preserve, and transfer enough fat to produce your desired results.

Benefits of Smartlipo With Fat Transfer

If you want to sculpt and augment your breasts or buttocks but are hesitant to get surgical implants, fat transfer with Smartlipo is a safe and effective alternative. Key benefits of this approach include:

  • It is minimally invasive.
  • Results are subtle and natural compared to implants.
  • Incisions are tiny, which minimizes scarring.
  • It slims and contours your overall physique.
  • Recovery is straightforward and requires little downtime.

Fat harvested with Smartlipo can be used to augment several areas of the body, offering excellent versatility. Let’s explore some of these areas and take a look at our patients’ before-and-after photos.

Fat Transfer to Breasts (Before and After)

Transferring fat to the breasts using Smartlipo safely and naturally accomplishes a modest increase in breast volume and symmetry. Patients can typically increase their breasts by about one cup size using this approach, although some people opt for a second fat transfer to achieve greater volume.

The active, 30-year-old patient shown below achieved the subtle, natural results she was after by having a fat transfer breast augmentation:

Fat Transfer to Buttocks (Before and After)

Commonly referred to as Brazilian butt lift (BBL), a fat transfer to the buttocks usually requires the extraction of more donor fat compared to other types of fat grafting. A BBL fat transfer can transform your physique by slimming your midsection and sculpting your buttocks during a single procedure, as depicted in this patient’s before-and-after photo below. We helped this female patient slim her waistline and naturally enhance her buttocks using Smartlipo with fat transfer to the buttocks:

Before & After Liposuction - Abdomen / Flanks Case 125 View #1 View in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Before & After Smartlipo With Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer to the Face

In addition to naturally enhancing the breasts and buttocks, fat transfer with Smartlipo can be performed to sculpt the face with youthful-looking volume. Fat is injected into flattened or sunken facial areas, such as the cheeks or under the eyes, or into areas that need more contour and definition, like the jawline or chin. This added fullness helps soften creases, restore volume, and create a better balance among facial features. Fat transfer can also plump up your lips—no implants required!

Smartlipo Fat Transfer Recovery & Results

Part of the appeal of fat transfer with Smartlipo is that it’s an outpatient procedure. It is well-tolerated, requires minimal downtime, and yields long-lasting results. Post-procedure bruising and swelling generally resolve within a few weeks. We use minimal incisions, so you do not need to worry about prominent scarring. Results are subtle and gradual; you can expect your final results to appear within 3 to 6 months. Depending on your individual goals, you may need multiple fat grafting sessions to achieve your desired results.

If you want to remove unwanted fat and achieve naturally soft curves without implants, fat transfer combined with Smartlipo may be a good option. I encourage you to request a consultation online or call our office at (208) 676-8346 to request an appointment.

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