The goal of liposuction is simple - to reduce
body fat in targeted areas by surgically removing it. Because fat has
such a soft consistency, it can be removed by applying suction through
narrow surgical instruments called cannulas. The unique softness of our
body fat allows it to be selectively reduced without harming nearby structures
such as muscles and nerves. Because the cannulas are very narrow, the
incisions for liposuction surgery are only about one centimeter long.
The volume of fat removal and resultant change in body shape that can
be achieved through these tiny incisions can be very dramatic.
Restoring volume in the face or areas of the body such as breast or buttock
has become one of the hottest new developments in plastic surgery. It
has long been known that a chubbier face has a more youthful look. Think
of your friends who have lost weight - their bodies look terrific but
their faces look older. We now have a technique that directly addresses
Microfat injection involves taking fat from tummy or hips, concentrating
it in a sterile centrifuge, and injecting it into areas of hollowness.
The cheeks and lips are two of the most common areas of the face that
can become thinned and hollow. Enhancing the volume of these areas gives
a younger, smoother look which appears totally natural.
I have been using modern fat injection techniques for over 10 years and
have found that the results are very long lasting. The idea that the injected
fat eventually disappears can be true if the surgeon uses methods which
are too harsh or which use fat which has been stored under refrigeration.
When fat is properly transferred, it is the ideal filler - soft, natural,
long lasting, and has a zero risk of allergic reaction!
Other body areas can be treated as well as the face. Depressed scars,
flat buttocks or irregularities from injuries can often be significantly
improved. I believe that as people become more aware of microfat injection,
it will become one of the most popular plastic surgical techniques.
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