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Lipofilling Safe for Mastectomy Patients

September 8th, 2011

Women who have fat graft injections or lipofilling after mastectomies face no greater risk of disease recurrence than those who do not undergo lipofilling, according to a recent study by European plastic surgeons.

Following surgery, many cancer patients are left with severely damaged skin and tissue.  Lipofilling is a specialized fat grafting surgical procedure in which aspirated (liposuction) fat tissue is first taken from a donor site.  Typical donor sites are the abdomen or flanks.  Then it is centrifuged, treated and injected into the breast.  The fat grafts naturally contain a population of adipose cells and the regenerative properties of the cells are particularly beneficial in healing tissue damaged by radiation.

Fat grafting is a less invasive technique to fill the void of tissue loss in reconstruction of the breasts.   Liopfilling offers women another choice and it is a technique that does not require immediate action following a mastectomy.

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Goodbye to Lip Wrinkles

August 23rd, 2011

I find that a significant part of doing cosmetic surgery is sculpture.   Whether I am removing (liposuction), adding (breast enlargement) or rearranging (facelift), the quality of the result and achieving a natural appearance is the direct result of aesthetic sculpture.   Lip enlargement using injectable material is no different.  I first start out with  mental image of what normal lips look like.   The lips are then sculpted with the injections to look like normal lips.   Just last week, I did three lip injection procedures to rejuvenate lip wrinkles.  My patients all wanted a more youthful appearance.   They now have nice improvements in their appearance, without the over-inflated   “trout pout” appearance that seems to be so popular in Hollywood.

Lips have a subtle curve know as a “Cupid’s Bow.”  This complex curve is created by the mirror image of the upper lip meeting the lower lip.   The Cupid’s Bow shape is most apparent along the upper lip where the red lip meets the flesh-colored skin, also known as the vermillion border.   Over-inflation destroys this subtle curve.   By paying careful attention to anatomy,  a more natural appearance may be achieved.

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