Cosmetic Surgery and Med Spa Services in Austin, TX

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Category: Breast Augmentation

Fat Transfer: What is it and why I should I want it! Fat transfer is simply the removal of fat via liposuction from one area of the body and then transferring it to another area of the body. Fat for transfer is collected somewhat differently than standard liposuction. The fat is collected under lower pressure and we avoid using any lasers during it’s harvesting.  It is then separated from the tumescent fluid or anesthetic fluid, and then is carefully under sterile conditions transferred into syringes. These syringes can then be used to inject the fat into the desired areas of the body.   Some uses of fat from fat transfer include fixing liposuction defects, natural breast augmentation, buttocks augmentation or Brazilian butt lift or facial fat transfer. Each of these that transfer areas requires different amounts of fat and different techniques to get the best results. The other thing to know about that transfer is that it contains a lot of stem cells. Stem cells are cells that can turn into any other cell of the body.   These cells are the holy Grail of rejuvenation procedures as they can be turned into new skin, fat, bone et cetera.   Fat  also contains 500 times more stem cells than the most common source which is bone marrow.   Bone marrow stem cell harvesting is very difficult and very painful.   Obviously we all have very readily accessible amounts of fat for stem cell harvesting. When we put these r stem cells into the new areas it appears that some of them do turn into new cells and give the longevity of fat transfers.   It is currently not known how to activate these cells but it  could be helped by using platelet rich plasma.   Platelet rich plasma or PRP comes from blood platelets and contains growth factors that may stimulate these stem cells in the fat. This is why we offer platelet rich plasma as an addition to our fat transfer procedures for stem cell activation. Fat Transfer Breast or Natural Breast Augmentation. Fat is an ideal component for use in increasing volume of breasts. There are no artificial implants or any worry of foreign objects.   However fat transfer breast has limited ability to increase size.   Maximum increase in size can be half  to a full cup.  But the increase is also more natural as it follows the natural curves of the breast.   The fat is injected throughout the breast to gradually build up the breast in small amounts.   The fat is a natural component of the breasts and will take root in there if properly placed and not placed under pressure.   It’s important that the breast envelope or the Breast skin have enough room to accommodate increased volume via the fat.   Fat under pressure will die.   This is why the procedure is ideal for post-pregnancy patients who enlarged breasts that have now deflated. The extra skin allows increase of size with the fat and this allows the fat to survive.   Stretching procedures such as Brava which also help stretch out the skin.   The other thing to remember about breast fat transfer is that it does disrupt the architecture of the breast. There has never been any studies showing breast-cancer caused by fat transfer however screening for breast cancer can be affected. This is why we ask for a mammogram to be completed before a breast fat transfer. Mammograms look at the architecture of the breasts via x-ray. When we do breast fat transfer some of this architecture of the breast is disrupted and this could lead to misleading diagnoses and tests. It is important to know this before going into the procedure and to have a baseline mammogram. Fat Transfer Buttocks or Brazilian Butt Lift Fat transfer for  buttocks augmentation is ideal. The buttocks contains a great deal of fat already and is  a great environment for the fat to survive. Shaping of the buttocks can easily be done using liposuction and appropriate fat transfer buttocks. The Brazilian butt lift involves more than just fat transferred to the buttocks.   The Brazilian butt lift also involves extensive Liposuction and body sculpting of the lower back and flanks.   The lower back and flanks affect the appearance of the buttocks.   A much smaller and flatter back and flanks makes the buttocks to project more and appear larger.   This is a crucial element of the Brazilian butt lift.   The transferred fat is then placed judiciously in the buttocks to accentuate the areas that need it most.   The combination of body contouring of the lower back and flanks and increase in size of the butt produces a shapelier and larger butt.   After the procedure the patient cannot sit on the buttocks  for three days and as little as possible for the first week.   This is to promote survival of the transferred fat and a compression garment will have to be worn around the chest for about a month.  Some of the fat will die naturally and refills of the fat may…

breast augmentation awake REMAIN AWAKE FOR YOUR BREAST AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE Because of the extensive tissue trauma associated with traditional breast augmentation surgery, a general anesthetic is used to ensure that the patient remains unconscious and does not feel any pain during the procedure. For many patients, the use of general anesthetic is the scariest part of a breast augmentation procedure. Although the technology through which patients who are “put under” for surgery has improved drastically in the last 40 years, the negative effects of general anesthesia are enough to sway some potential breast augmentation candidates away from the procedure. Negative effects include longer recovery time, increased time in a medical facility pre- and post-surgery, and increased cost. Although deaths due to anesthesia have dropped 25-fold to 1 in 250,000, it is still associated with a significant risk over alternative types of medical anesthesia. Keeping patient safety as the primary priority, Beleza MedSpa offers a breast augmentation procedure for which a patient remains awake the whole time.  Using local anesthesia based on the anesthetic lidocaine, the risk of general anesthesia is avoided and there is virtually no recovery after the procedure. This procedure combines the innovation of SmartLipo with the utility of Fat Transfer. The result? A better shape for patients who want to remove fat tissue from a troubled area like tummy or thighs and use it to enhance an area like breasts or buttocks. The procedure is simple. Before the surgery, the patient will take a oral sedative that encourages calm and induces a sleepy state. At the beginning of the procedure, a local anesthetic is administered to the areas on which liposuction and fat transfer will be preformed. Later, fat is harvested from an area where the patient has extra. The fat is then carefully transferred to syringes for painless injection into the new area. Because 40-50% may die, the desired area is filled as much as possible in anticipation of the loss of volume.  Best results are obtained when refills are performed that increase the amount of surviving fat. Beyond the benefits for patients who stay awake during a breast augmentation, fat transfer is ideal because it eliminates the chance the body will react negatively to the use of a foreign substance like plastic, silicone or saline. Contact Beleza by phone at 1-800-509-9785 or via email at for a free consultation to learn more about the option of fat transfer for a breast augmentation procedure in which you can stay awake.…

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