Considerations in High-Def Liposuction and Fat Grafting Procedures
LIPOSUCTION is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure performed in the United States. Removal of fat from the face and/or body using suction creates a more pleasing face or slender, athletic body contour.
Adding fat grafting or fat transfer to a liposuction procedure, which I do in 35% of my body contouring cases, can add volume to the face, breasts, hands, buttocks and calves, among other sites, to maximize the desired rejuvenation results.
The most recognized anatomical site to place fat today in the buttocks, known as a Brazilian Butt Lift. A full, lifted, muscular buttock or a more full, rounded shape can be achieved by fat transfer in most individuals. Thin woman may require gluteal implants to achieve their desired outcome do to the limited quantity of fat.
The technique of fat harvesting, processing and administration are the most diverse than any other plastic surgery procedure
Virtually every surgeon performs the technique differently, which results in inconsistent results. Fat is harvested in a sterile container, the fat is separated by gravity, and then to optimize the purity of the fat, a larger centrifuge with a weighted 60 cc syringe with a 100 micron filter removes oil, fluid, blood cells and debris. My fat is always enriched by combining growth factors (platelet rich plasma or PRP) and stem cells with stromal vascular fraction cells (SVF). This procedure provides superior fat cell survival between 80% to 90%.
Surgeons can lower risks and complications by minimizing the amount of fat transferred, restricting facial fat transfer to those over 30 years of age to prevent facial deformities from weight gain over time, administered the most pure and enriched fat, and reframing from injecting buttock fat into the muscle. As long as the fat is placed in the under skin space (subcutaneous) and not into the muscle, such as in the gluteal muscle in Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, the procedure of fat transfer is very safe. Intra-muscle fat placement in the gluteal muscle can cause pulmonary fat embolism in 1:3000 cases.
Combining high-definition VASER liposculpture with body fat transfer and possibly adding body implants (buttock, breast, chest, calves) can create amazing body sculpted results that everyone will appreciate and admire.