Covid-19 Fat Transfer Update
Updated: December 30, 2020
It has been brought to our attention that many medical aesthetics companies that perform minimally invasive fat removal/transfer procedures have run into some complications regarding COVID-19’s impact on their patients’ results. People who contract the coronavirus shortly before or after receiving a fat transfer treatment are not getting the optimal results they expected.
A successful fat transfer procedure depends largely on the body’s ability to accept and adhere new fat tissue into the transfer area. COVID-19 heavily taxes the body’s lymphatic system, which plays a large role in both the recovery process and in removing excess fat cells post-procedure. While the body’s immune response is great when trying to fight off “foreign invaders” (like COVID-19), it can also cause the lymphatic system to go into overdrive when flushing out foreign particulates, leading the body to reject and dispose of newly transferred fat cells instead of accepting them into the transfer location. In short, the coronavirus can cancel out the effects of a fat transfer procedure, rendering treatment pointless.
The Belle Medical team wants ALL of our patients to receive the best treatment possible, and as always, we’re fully committed to delivering on our Belle Medical Guarantee. Starting today, in order to further reduce the risk of COVID-19 having any negative effects on the outcome of our procedures, we will be performing and/or requiring proof of rapid COVID testing on all patients before starting their treatment.
When you choose Belle Medical, you do so because of our level of expertise in the industry as well as our consistent ability to deliver the outcomes you’ve come to love and expect. We’re committed to making sure everyone who pays for a Belle Medical procedure gets the red carpet treatment from start to finish—this includes the recovery process and ongoing, lasting results.
By taking this extra precautionary step (and continuing the safety measures we adopted when our clinics first reopened in April 2020), we hope to ensure our treatments’ standard of excellence and prevent the complications encountered by our competitors. We also highly recommend that our patients protect their great results by doing everything they can to reduce their exposure to COVID-19 in the days immediately following the procedure.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at [email protected].
The Belle Medical Team
An Announcement From Belle Medical
All Clinics Re-Opening Friday, May 1st
Updated: April 30, 2020
After more than a month of remaining closed in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are excited to announce that all four Belle Medical clinics in Utah and Idaho will be open and running at full capacity beginning Friday, May 1st. We’ll be able to resume consultations, procedures, massages, and all other activities at once. Thank you very much for your patience, flexibility, and support in the meantime.
Although we’ve been cleared to resume operations, we’re aware that coronavirus is still very much a public concern. Rest assured that we’re taking every necessary precaution to keep our patients and our staff safe at every clinic. In addition to following guidelines set by the WHO, CDC, and each state, we’ll be sanitizing all touch surfaces in the facility every 30-45 minutes, supplying hand sanitizer to patients and staff upon entry, taking staff members’ temperatures at the beginning and end of each day, and taking each patient’s temperature upon entry—anyone with a fever will be respectfully asked to leave and return at a later date.
Belle Medical clinics are medical facilities, meaning we’re just as prepared to ensure public safety and sanitation as any hospital or clinic, with one important distinction: We don’t treat sick patients. Considering our high medical standards and the lack of unwell individuals on the premises, a Belle Medical clinic is one of the safest places to be.
We’ve already reached out and left messages for everyone who had a consultation or procedure scheduled while we were closed. If your appointment hasn’t been rescheduled yet, please contact your local clinic directly. You can also call your clinic to schedule new appointments or ask questions about our plans to reopen. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
The Belle Medical Team