Lipotransfer Natural Enhancement Surgery
Throughout human existence, the idea of taking fat from undesirable areas and permanently moving it to desirable areas has only been a dream. Now it is a reality. Removing unwanted fat from the abdomen, thighs or arms and placing it into the breasts, buttocks, face or lips is now safe and effective.
Most surgeons have only been doing this procedure for less than five years, however Dr. Lewis has been doing successful lipotransfer for over twenty years. It is all about the technique! As with any other skin graft, fat grafts must be placed so there is a good blood supply (delivering oxygen and nutrients) to allow it to survive. Dr. Lewis uses the “microdroplet” technique which he invented. This allows each fat cell to have a good blood supply. Most surgeons transfer large bullous volumes of fat which die because fat cells in the center do not get adequate circulation. This poor technique is very common.
The procedure can last from thirty minutes to two hours depending upon the amount of fat removed and transferred. Do not use those manufactured implants for the breasts, lips, buttocks, calves, etc! They are foreign materials to the body and usually will react negatively in the body. They develop surrounding scar tissue, become encapsulated and become unnaturally “rock” hard. Implants need to be replaced, on average, every four to seven years. Transfer your own living tissue; it is the only natural enhancement surgery.
A surgical compression garment will usually be worn for one solid week and then every night for three to eight weeks. Because liposuction surgery does not involve large incisions and extensive cutting, pain is minimal and is controlled with oral OTC pain medication. Antibiotics are not usually needed.
Most patients are completely ambulatory immediately following surgery, but rest is recommended for the initial one to two days post-operative period. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities within a week although vigorous physical activity is discouraged for at least two weeks.
Some swelling and bruising can occur but usually disappear within two to four weeks. Healing wounds, which fade significantly with time are, for the most part, inconspicuous because they are made within the natural creases of the body.
Complications connected with this surgery are rare. However, they may include an uneven skin surface, bruising, infection, temporary numbness and discoloration.
Most of these conditions correct themselves in time; others respond to medications. There are certain inherent risks connected with every surgical procedure which should be discussed with the doctor. However, liposuction and lipotransfer are two of the safest cosmetic surgeries.