As part of our ongoing Signature LipoSculpting program we do a lot of fat transfer/grafting to several areas of the body. Simply put, fat is harvested gently from one area such as the abdomen or legs, processed to remove excess fluid and debris then transfered back to an area of the face or body needing enhancement or correction. We commonly Lipo the flanks and lower back to give a beautiful curve to the back but find that the buttocks is flat and needs to be rounded out. Strategically placed we can give the buttocks that “pop” that has been missing for so long. Other areas can be done such as breast enhancement using your own fat and also the hands to make them look younger. Transfer to the face is our number one area. If you are tired of looking tired due to the baggy skin sagging under the eyes or those deep defects around the mouth then fat placement there and other areas on the face can correct it with ease. We can even fill in hollow temples and effect a slight brow lift by placing fat in those areas. We have used fat to correct surgical defects that sometimes occur after mastectomy reconstruction and even filled in areas on the hip and buttocks caused by frequent medication injections.
New to Genesis over the last 5 months is the introduction of O2 enhancement to the grafted area. This has resulted in a tremendous increase in fat retention survival and further enhancement of the grafted site. Simply done, after the area is numbed, CO2 is passed into the graft site thru a small injection needle. Once under the skin, CO2 is then quickly replaced by Oxygen and the CO2 is removed thru the blood stream. This results in a marked increase in the oxygenation of the grafted fat giving us tremendous survival of the fat. I am excited at how this CO2 technology is improving our fat grafting/transfer program. Also new this year is the addition of low pressure infusion for grafting larger areas. Fat is delicate and this system prevents high pressure injection of the fat that may rupture the fat cells and decrease survival.
I am so excited to let you know about our newest enhancements. It is always my goal to offer the latest technology that will give you a better result and the look you desire. In future blog posts you will see more on the CO2 therapy for other conditions. This is technology that has been worldwide for over a decade and has recently been approved by the FDA in the U.S. Stay tuned. Stay healthy.