Liposuction and Fat Grafting Solutions
Fat grafting procedure involves removal of patient’s own fat and re-implantation it where needed.
Fat is typically extracted from abdomen, thighs, or buttocks, and injected into breast, face or any other area requiring attention. When used as a facial filler, fat grafting can improve the folds, wrinkles and sunken areas of the face, and add fullness to the lips and cheeks. Fat grafting is also commonly used in buttocks augmentation.
Plastic surgeons have transplanted fat to the breast since 1895 but the results have been variable depending on the technique used, the surgeon, and the individual patient. It is possible to transfer body fat to the breasts to create a completely natural augmentation that has every indication of being permanent. Fat grafting to the breasts can also be used as an alternative to implants for augmentation, to achieve the best aesthetic breast reconstruction result after mastectomy, and to master skin edges or rippling of existing implants.
Fat grafting to the breast consists of two procedures performed on the same day: first, harvesting the fat and second, placement of the fat into the breasts. First, a substantial amount of fat is removed manually with a harvesting cannula connected to a small syringe. The fragile fatty tissue must be harvested slowly and gently. Then, the harvested fat is specially processed via centrifugation to separate out the unwanted components (blood, oil, water). The fat is then placed into the breast not only so that it will create an aesthetic, natural appearance, but also so that the newly transplanted fat has a chance to survive.
Fat transfer to the breasts has many advantages over implants. Fat is a completely natural substance that comes from your own bod, fat can be used to enhance, sculpture and shape the breast. There are few minimal incisions with this procedure, which reduces the possibility of scarring. Although breast augmentation using the fat grafting technique takes much longer than traditional breast augmentation.
As with any breast procedure, calcifications and lumps can occur. Breast studies, including physical examination and mammograms, are used to monitor every patient diligently. However, there is no evidence that fat transfer to the breast is less safe than any other breast surgery. Large studies have begun over the last few years to study fat grafting to the breast.
Our Solution is Dr. Coleman Microinjection System
In 1995, Dr. Coleman began injecting fat into the breasts using special instruments he developed for fat grafting. Now Dr. Coleman has the world’s longest published experience in breast enlargement with a woman’s own fat. He has presented his results at the most prestigious plastic surgery meetings in the United States and Europe. The lectures introduced the use of his trademarked technique of fat grafting, LipoStructure®, for breast augmentation and reshaping to create a long-lasting and natural result.
Obviously, surgeons with extensive experience in grafting large volumes of fat to the body are most likely to obtain the best results. Dr. Coleman warns that fat grafting to the breast should only be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon experienced not only in fat grafting, but also in the anatomy and aesthetics of the breast.
Beautifully sculpted bodies require the expertise of a skilled surgeon in concert with the most advanced tools and products. Mentor offers physicians advanced liposuction and fat grafting tools that allow you to refine the body with minimal trauma The COLEMAN™ Microinjection system is an innovative concept in instrumentation that assist with microinfiltration procedures including donor site preparation, removal and preparation of aspirant, and precise infiltration at the recipient site.