How can fat be good? Don’t we spend our waking hours trying to slim down? We do CoolSculpting and liposuction, but maybe a little fat could be put to good use in other areas of the face. As we age we can lose volume in our face making us look old and gaunt. But now the magic of fat can smooth faces out and give a youthful appearance. Let’s explore the concepts of Microfat, Nanofat and Aquagold Microinfusion.
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The Virtual Consult and 3D Crisalix Analysis for Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction and Facial RejuvenationTuesday, May 5th, 2020
My patients often ask me, “What will I look like after surgery or a procedure?”. I find that this is the hardest thing to explain to a patient. It is complicated because everyone’s starting anatomy is different with varying skin quality, breast volume, chest wall projection or even facial volume loss with textural changes. Fortunately, we have six years of 3D virtual experience using the Crisalix system. Our initial focus was on breast augmentation. We have used a 3D scanner in the office to map the surface of a patient’s breasts. This helps with discovering the anatomy of the chest wall, breast volume, nipple position. Then once the 3D image is rendered, we can help the patient “try” on different implant styles and volumes. The final image is thought to be around 3-6 months after the surgery. It has been fun to do this with patients and have their eyes light up as they look at the improvement of their own breasts. This of course is no guarantee of outcome but it does give a pretty good idea of what it may look like after surgery and that has been consistent with what we have seen in our clinic.
Microneedling combined with platelet-rich plasma is a fantastic way to treat your skin. It harnesses the healing components of your own blood and combines it with gentle microneedling treatment.
What is Microneedling with PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma is packed with growth factors. These growth factors may support tissue creation and repair. Microneedling with PRP combines both treatments: the tiny needles and growth-factor power of PRP to stimulate collagen production. First, microneedling is performed, making microscopic openings in the skin’s surface. Once microneedling is complete, we’ll apply the PRP treatment to your face. The tiny openings can better receive the PRP than if microneedling was not performed.
How Long Does Microneedling with PRP Last?
For many patients, acne scars and brown spots can be removed after microneedling with PRP. Make sure you wear SPF-rated cosmetics and sunblock everyday to protect your results.
A series of 3 PRP with microneedling treatments may diminish fine lines and sagging for up to a year or longer. Maintenance treatments will prolong your results.
CoolSculpting continues to be the most popular way to shape and contour stubborn pockets of fat without the need for surgery. But when considering a body-sculpting procedure like this, it’s not only important to educate yourself on the various aspects of the treatment, but to find a provider that has the skill and know-how to get you the results you desire. And here at Burgess Plastic Surgery, Dr. Burgess and her committed team have the training, knowledge, and experience to get you the effective and efficient results you’re looking for. (more…)
Over the years a woman’s body can go through many changes. Pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, and menopause can play a significant role in those changes, especially on the breasts. And when it comes to all of the options for breast rejuvenation, it can be difficult to know which procedure is right for you. Here we’ll touch on the benefits of the breast lift with augmentation. This procedure can provide the combined benefits to fit your needs and goals.
To know if the lift plus augmentation procedure is a good fit, let’s first cover the basics: (more…)