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Using AI to Educate Liposuction Patients on their Body Areas

We trained a deep learning model to recognize potential liposuction areas in patient photos. The model has been incorporated in our new version of the Virtual Consultation to educate patients on which areas they could have liposuction done. Instead of having patients choosing problem areas from a simple list of checkboxes or by clicking on a stock image of a human model, we use Artificial Intelligence e to show them their actual body areas and mark those areas where they can might have liposuction.

The Covid-19 effect in Virtual Consults

With the global impact of Covid 19 and local curfew measures many medical specialists, including plastic and cosmetic surgeons have made increased use of virtual consultations. While practices were closed, plastic surgeons continued to stay in touch with patients via virtual visits.

The ASPS conducted a survey in 2020 among their members and found out that:

    • 64% had already seen an increase in virtual consultations even before the beginning of Covid-19
    • 68% started virtual consultations because of Covid-19

Using Deep Learning to detect Liposuction Areas

We trained a deep learning model to recognize potential liposuction areas in patient photos. The model has been incorporated in our new version of the Virtual Consultation to educate patients on which areas they could have liposuction done. Instead of having patients choosing problem areas from a simple list of checkboxes or by clicking on a stock image of a human model, we use AI to show them their actual body areas and mark those areas where they can might have lipo.

The motivation

Our motivation was to improve the current version of our online virtual consultation. The current BBL virtual consultation consists of a basic contact info form and an option to upload photos or use directly the smartphone camera to take fresh pictures. In one of the steps, we ask the patient to select from a list of body areas which ones are they interested in having treated.

We felt that we could go further and use the power of deep learning image recognition to give patients an added value that other virtual consultations had not done.

The Process

Our work is relies on the the libraries provided by Facebook’s object detection platform called “Detectron2”. We used the libraries and base object detection models provided in Detectron2 as the starting platform.

Image 1 : Detectron2 -a Facebook computer vision library used in Object / Segment detection

We trained our own Detectron2 Model using over 2500 before and after and virtual consultation pictures.

Gathering the Data

We used before and after pictures from our doctors, and pictures collected from virtual consultations. In total we had over 10k images to start.

To make our work easy we had to organize the images into 3 main views: Front, Side and Back. Since organizing manually over 10,000 images would take many days. We created a separate AI view detection model to organize images according to the position of the person in the picture . In this case we trained the view detection model with over 450 pictures. We took 150 fronts, 150 back and 150 side views. We then let view detection model organize the 10k images into 1 of the 3 view types.

Labeling the Data

After having all images organized into the 3 views – Front, Side & Back, we selected a few hundred to label the body areas.

In a sum the main training data for our body areas detection model was: A few hundred pictures + a json file for each picture containing the 2d-polygon coordinates for the drawn body areas.

Image 2: We used the annotation tool (Labelme) to draw polygons over each body area we want to later detect. The Back area is show in green, flanks in red, butt in yellow, outer thighs in cyan, inner thighs in blue and upper arms in magenta.

Labeling the data is an arduous manual process – it takes time, precision and patience to draw polygons using the mouse to mark the different body areas.

Training the Model

After having all the 2500 pictures + json pairs – we segmented them in 2 sets – a training set containing 2407 pairs and the remaining 93 pairs were used as a validation set during training.

Image 3: The training was done in Google Colab using a Tesla V100 GPU (16 GB Ram)

The total train time took about 1 hour – thanks to the GPU. The same training was done offline without a GPU – and it took over 10 hours. Using a powerful GPU is definitely a valuable asset to train models much faster.

Testing the Model

We tested the trained lipo areas detection model – with several before and after pictures and virtual consultation selfies.

Testing Before and Afters with a plain background

Testing Before and Afters with a plain background and a watermark (courtesy – Infiniskin.com)

Testing Virtual Consutation Selfies (smartphone pictures) with a complex backgrounds. The model proved to be effective also with regular selfie style pictures taken with a regular smartphone camera. Here are some of the results.

 

Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck: Understanding the Difference

There is no universal one-size-fits-all surgery. Rather, there are different procedures that are uniquely designed to meet individuals’ varying needs and lifestyles. Tummy tucks and liposuction, for one, are often categorized together because both focus on the midsection. The reality, however, is that these procedures differ in process, results, price, and overall approach.

The midsection can be a stubborn area to lose weight. Sometimes we can’t achieve a flat, taut, and smooth abdomen with diet and exercise alone. Cosmetic surgeries like liposuction or a tummy tuck can help eliminate loose skin or flab around your stomach.

While both procedures aim to give your midsection a makeover, there are significant differences to consider when deciding which surgical procedure is right for you.

Use the information below to help determine which is right for your body, lifestyle, and goals.

lipo-vs-tummy-tuckIs Liposuction Similar to a Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and lipo are two diverse surgical procedures. Like any other cosmetic surgery, the procedures should be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon for your health and safety.

Both surgeries can drastically improve the abdominal area by creating a toned, tight, and slimmer midsection. However, the two surgeries are vastly different regarding the actual procedure, recovery time, risks, and end results.

What is Liposuction?

If your primary problem area is stubborn excess fat around your belly, liposuction can improve your midsection’s overall appearance and shape.

Lipo is a minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery that permanently suctions stubborn fat away from the body. Liposuction is one of the most effective ways to remove stubborn belly fat deposits for good. With that being said, lipo is not intended to be a weight-loss alternative. However, it is an excellent treatment to eliminate localized fat deposits that are typically resistant to diet and exercise.

Liposuction can be used on other areas of the body than the midsection, including the love handles, arms, legs, chin, and butt. Lipo is ideal for people who generally have good skin and muscle tone, meaning there’s no excess skin in the midsection or loose abdominal muscles. Keep in mind liposuction can not eliminate extra skin, stretch marks, and problems arising from loose abdominal muscles. These issues are commonly associated with massive weight loss or pregnancy.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

If your primary concern is loose skin or stretched muscle tissue, a tummy tuck could be your best option.

A tummy tuck is a longer, more invasive surgery to remove excess or saggy skin from the stomach to create a flatter and tighter abdominal area. Excess skin could be prompted by pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Tummy tuck surgery can also repair weakened or stretched abdominal muscles. If you have a significant amount of skin “flaps” around the belly, liposuction may not be the best route.

How is Liposuction Performed?

Lipo is a safe, efficient option for eliminating pockets of fat. There are various techniques, including SmartLipo, Vaser Lipo, Tumescent Liposuction, and others. Always discuss the different methods and options with your doctor. What works best for another patient might not be what’s right for you and vice versa.

Usually, lipo is performed under local anesthesia, meaning you will remain awake but pain-free and comfortable throughout the surgery. Once the area is numb, the surgeon will create 1 to 2 mm small incisions near the treatment site where a cannula will loosen fat cells underneath your skin. Then, a medical vacuum sucks out dislodged fat deposits.

lipo-surgery

Treatments usually last from one to two hours and are performed on an outpatient basis. Patients can walk and return home once the treatment is finished. After surgery, mild pain, swelling, and bruising are common. Pain medications and compression garments are recommended to keep you comfortable and speed up the healing process.

It may require several sessions to achieve your desired results.

How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

A tummy tuck is the most effective way to remove excess skin and repair stretched muscles. However, a tummy tuck is a much more invasive procedure than liposuction.

A tummy tuck is typically performed under general anesthesia, meaning you will be unconscious. After you’re sedated, the surgeon will make a horizontal incision across the lower abdomen. Surgeons make an effort to place the incision, so the scar is well-hidden by the bikini line. If needed, the surgeon will sew the muscles in your abdominal wall together before pulling the skin tight over your abdomen. Any excess skin is removed to create a flat and tight stomach. Some patients may require an additional incision to make an appropriate space for the belly button.

A tummy tuck can last anywhere from two to four hours, and some patients may remain in the hospital for the night. You will have sutures to close the incision sites. Fluid drains, compression garments and surgical dressings are applied to protect the treated area as it heals.

A tummy tuck is completed in one session and may be combined with other surgeries, including a breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction, or a complete mommy makeover.

Ideal Candidates for Liposuction

You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you meet the following criteria:

  • You’re generally in good health
  • Are a non-smoker
  • You don’t have loose or saggy skin around the abdomen
  • You have great skin elasticity
  • You’re within a reasonable range of your goal weight
  • Are under the age of 40

Ideal Candidates for Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck may be a better option for you if you:

  • Are in generally good health and close to your goal body weight
  • Have a notable amount of loose or saggy abdominal skin
  • You don’t plan to become pregnant
  • You’re OK with a substantial recovery time
  • Are over the age of 45

Results of Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck

Both cosmetic procedures help with body contouring and give you a flatter, smooth stomach. Future weight gain can impact the results of both surgeries.

Lipo permanently removes bulges of fat and fatty tissue from the targeted areas. Most liposuction patients are pleased with a flatter, more proportioned midsection. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle avoiding weight fluctuation will help preserve the results.

The final results of a tummy tuck are permanent. However, future weight gain or a subsequent pregnancy could re-stretch the abdominal wall. In addition, tummy tuck procedures will leave a visible surgical scar along the lower stomach. Scars should fade over time with proper care but may never fully diminish.

What’s the Recovery Process?

The downtime is also different for each procedure. Here’s what you can expect during the recovery period for each.

Liposuction

Recovery is relatively easy. Depending on how much fat is removed, you may have a slightly longer or shorter recovery process. Swelling, draining, and bruising are common. In most cases, lipo patients are recommended to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling.

Regular activity can be resumed fairly quickly. Most patients can return to work after 48 hours. You should avoid heavy exercise until you’ve gotten approval from your doctor.

Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck is deemed a more serious operation. The recovery process is longer and more in-depth compared to lipo. Your inclusion will need to be well taken care of, and you’ll be given a compression garment or “belly binder” to help with swelling. Some patients have surgical drains for up to two weeks post-op. Most patients can walk with assistance the day after surgery. Walking is important to prevent clotting. Prescription painkillers and antibiotics are often prescribed to ease any discomfort and reduce your risk of infection.

The initial recovery phase is six weeks. You can expect multiple follow-up appointments with your surgeon to check on how your incision is healing. You must be extremely cautious of your incision and avoid positions or movements that could tug or pull on your incision during this time. You can only resume exercise once you have your doctor’s approval.

recovery-surgery

 

What’s the Cost Difference?

With any plastic surgery, factors including where you live, the surgery time, complexity of the procedure, and doctor’s experience can alter the cost. In addition, both procedures are considered elective surgeries in most cases, meaning they will not be covered by insurance.

Lipo is a less invasive surgery and usually costs less than a tummy tuck. Liposuction usually costs between $2,000 and $8,000, whereas a tuck ranges between $6,000 and $10,000. Keep in mind these numbers are estimates.

 

The numbers above are rough estimates. Each patient is unique. The only way to get a clear understanding of the cost of your cosmetic surgery is to visit a surgeon for an initial consultation. You’ll be given a quote for your treatment at the end of your consultation.

Everything You Need to Know About Lipo 360

What makes Lipo 360 different from traditional liposuction is its comprehensive approach. Instead of simply removing fat from the mid and lower abdomen, Lipo 360 can target bulging and love handles around the entire waistline. Common problem areas, such as the flanks or lower back, can be addressed in one procedure.

Stubborn areas of fat hanging around your midsection can be a pain. Whether you have love handles, a bulging tummy, or crave a sleek hourglass shape, belly fat gets in the way of achieving your ideal physique.

Permanently remove fat around your tummy, sides, and back once and for all, and enjoy a sleek, slim shape with Lipo 360. Take a closer look into Lipo 360 to help you determine if it’s right for you.

What is Lipo 360?

Surely you’ve heard of traditional liposuction to get rid of pesky fat. Lipo 360 is a more inclusive cosmetic procedure that removes stubborn fat from the midsection to restore your natural silhouette – 360 degrees around.

Lipo 360 is one of the most sought-after modern fat removal procedures to achieve an hourglass shape. Lipo 360 removes subcutaneous fat (the fat you can visibly see just under the skin) using tumescent (under the skin) liposuction in 4 distinct areas to reshape and contour the body. Target areas cover the stomach, flanks, back, and waistline.

What Does Lipo 360 Include?

Lipo 360 looks at the entire midsection to create cohesive, natural-looking results. The doctor can remove stubborn fat from the abdomen, lower back, flanks (love handles), and waist.

Lipo 360 can help you achieve:

      • A flatter stomach
      • More apparent abdominal muscles
      • Reduced love handles
      • A more curvy, shapely figure
      • A smaller waistline

What Happens During a Lipo 360 Procedure?

Lipo 360 is a relatively straightforward procedure. Here’s what to expect before, during, and after your treatment.

Before Liposuction:

Before fat removal surgery, you’ll meet with your cosmetic surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations about the procedure. During this initial consultation, be sure to let your doctor know which areas of the body you hope to target.

If you’re a good candidate for Lipo 360, you’ll be able to book the surgical procedure with your doctor.

During the Procedure:

Wear loose, comfortable clothing that’s easy to remove and put back on the day of your surgery.

Before your liposuction procedure, your doctor will likely review any pre-op tests, go over aftercare instructions, and answer any last-minute questions you might have.

In most cases, Lipo 360 is performed under local anesthesia or sedation. Tumescent liposuction does not require general anesthesia, meaning you will remain awake but pain-free during the procedure. Lipo 360 starts with making small incisions in the skin. Next, the surgeon will inject tumescent fluid into the incisions, which is a combination of lidocaine, epinephrine, sodium bicarbonate, and saline.

The solution numbs the areas of the body where liposuction is being performed to keep you safe and comfortable throughout the surgery. Next, the plastic surgeon will use a cannula vacuum to suction unwanted fat deposits from specific areas in the midsection.

Finally, the doctor will proceed with body sculpting and removing fat deposits in the lower abdomen, upper abdomen, flanks, lower back, and love handles to accentuate your natural curves and create a natural-looking result.

If you opt to have a fat transfer like a Brazilian Butt Lift simultaneously with Lipo 360, the fat cells will be harvested, sterilized, and then reinjected into your body at this stage of the surgery.

After Liposuction:

You’ll likely wear a compression garment immediately following your liposuction surgery. This garment helps reduce pain, swelling, bruising and helps speed up the healing process.

Your doctor may monitor you for a short amount of time post-op before discharging you. Even though you will not be under general anesthesia, driving is not permitted after surgery. Instead, you should arrange a ride home with a trusted friend, family member, or car ride service following your procedure.

Your doctor will likely book a follow-up appointment a few days later to check your progress and healing.

What is the Recovery Time After Lipo 360?

There is minimal downtime after this type of liposuction, and you should be able to return to work in 3-4 days. Most patients experience some pain or discomfort for a few days. Swelling and bruising are the most common side effects of Lipo 360. Ample rest is recommended for at least 2 days following surgery. Pain can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Avoid any significant exercise for at least three weeks, and don’t return to the gym until you are cleared for exercise by your surgeon.

The small incisions will heal and fade within a few days. You’ll notice immediate changes in your body following Lipo 360. The final results often take 2-3 months.

Am I a Good Candidate for Lipo 360?

Healthy individuals who are within their ideal body weight but want to remove stubborn excess fat are ideal candidates for 360-degree liposuction. Lipo 360 is exceptional if you’re seeking an hourglass shape. However, if you have a large amount of visceral fat (that’s the fat deep inside your body surrounding your internal organs), Lipo 360 may not be the best procedure for you. Additionally, if you recently lost weight and have an abundance of excess skin, liposuction is generally not used as a skin tightening procedure. In this case, a tummy tuck or a mommy makeover could be a better option to remove loose skin permanently.

Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery. Instead, the procedure removes excess fat from troublesome areas that don’t respond well to exercise to contour and redefine your body shape.

Can I do Lipo 360 and BBL at the Same Time?

Absolutely! Lipo 360 is an excellent way to collect excess fat cells that can later be transferred into other body areas. Typically fat is removed from the midsection in Lipo 360. The extracted fat is purified and prepared for transfer. During a BBL, the surgeon will inject your own fat into the buttocks to increase volume and improve the overall shape of your bottom.

Additionally, you can recycle fat with a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation or a gluteus augmentation.

The Benefits of Lipo 360

Deciding which type of liposuction is right for you can be a challenge. Keep in mind traditional lipo targets one specific area where Lipo 360 offers a more inclusive result. Circumferential liposuction is a more comprehensive procedure that considers your full profile and silhouette of the midsection. This procedure isn’t exclusively to remove fat around the back, belly, and love handles; it’s to help sculpt and shape the body to give you your desired figure.

How Much Does A 360 Liposculpture Cost?

Like any other cosmetic surgery, the cost can vary for each patient. Body contouring surgery is especially personal. Factors including where you live, how much fat you want to remove, and surgeon expertise can fluctuate the cost. For example, lipo 360 can be anywhere from $1,400 to $9,200.

To have an accurate understanding of the cost of your procedure, you’ll first have to book an initial consultation with your surgeon. In-person or virtual consultations are the first step to take to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are there any risks associated with 360 Liposuction?

There are risks associated with any cosmetic surgery. While uncommon, severe side effects include infections, bleeding, skin ulcerations, and nerve injuries.

  1. Does having a prior C-Section matter?

It is not a contraindication for having this type of liposuction. In most cases, having a prior C-section will not affect the surgery. Lipo 360 can sometimes even make the scar smoother and remove fat deposits that can accumulate above the scar.

  1. What is the difference between Lipo 360 and a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck physically removes fat and skin to tighten and smooth the stomach, whereas Lipo 360 only removes fat around your midsection. Additionally, a tummy tuck is a much more invasive surgery and will require ample downtime.

  1. How many inches can I lose with Lipo 360?

Lipo 360 will generally remove a couple of inches from your waist. A general rule of thumb is that you lose an inch for every five pounds of fat lost. Keep in mind your results may vary.

  1. When will I be completely healed?

You can return to regular activity relatively quickly after surgery. However, a long-term recovery typically lasts 3 months.

If you’re still unsure if plastic surgery is right for you, consider speaking with a board-certified plastic surgeon to learn more. 360-degree-lipo can be a life-changing procedure for many patients looking to achieve their ideal body shape.

Liposuction to Liposculture

Liposculpture is one of the latest plastic surgery trends. As its name suggests, liposculpture is a variation on liposuction. But unlike liposuction, which removes fat from specific areas of the body, liposculpture is not just about removing fat. It also reshapes the body by removing fat and then adding it to the right places to improve the body’s overall contour.

Liposuction’s popularity has peaked due to its widely growing demand for correcting fat accumulations and its ability to remodel the body. It has become such a standard tool in the anesthetic world that people are willing to pay massive amounts just to fit within the redefined “cultural beauty standards.”

Photo courtesy of – Orlando Liposuction by Bassin

The issue

Liposuction is not a crime because it has been used as a tool to treat prevalent body fats. Still, nowadays, as unrealistic beauty standards such as the “Kardashian effect” and “fuller lips” on the rise, it is being utilized as a procedure to change the natural body contour of a person.

While most of the advertisements we see are not real on social media, mainly because they are photoshopped, the youth is now choosing Liposuction. This is because they see it as the only preferable way of achieving a slimmer figure like Cinderella, or because they don’t want to gain post-pregnancy weight to resemble Gigi Hadid.

Irreversible damage caused by Liposuction

Scarring, Hyperpigmentation, discoloration, and blood vessels’ damage are significant consequences that people fail to realize in the pursuance of these so-called “beauty norms.” The average cost of a Liposuction is $3,200. This procedure has become popular amongst individuals showcases the insane amounts of cash that individuals are ready to burn to resemble their role models.

What can we do?

The idea of undergoing this procedure is not wrong, but rather how it is used to achieve fake beauty standards is. Awareness through campaigns and influencers can help people feel less insecure when it comes to their appearance.

A positive approach towards our body can be achieved only when our opinion of things change. No doubt, Liposuction has helped many, but when the cure becomes an addiction to pursue unrealistic goals, that is where the problem worsens.

In a nutshell, you cannot deny the advantages of this treatment. However, you must note that in this fierce race to look one’s best, peoples’ mental health has taken a huge toll as well. This is why awareness is the only option to bring hope amongst the youth and adults alike. Excessive use of anything, even anesthetic procedures, paves the way for them to become dependent on them.

Why Liposuction has become a fashion Nowadays?| Complete Analysis

As a human being, we naturally desire to develop ourselves. We consider or confuse this development by bringing change in our looks, personality, mentality, and profession. Nature demands variance and we adopt it by doing particular experiments. These experiments may be about various aspects of our lives. We may explore scenarios about or personality or professions. While it comes to our looks and beauty nowadays, we prefer going for surgeries.

Does Liposuction exist in our surroundings?

You must be wondering what are these surgeries about? Yes, the answer is also a counter-question indeed. Have you ever noticed someone with sexier lips than lips naturally are? Bigger Butts than nature made them. A pretty tight face, no matters what the age of a person is or look enhancing sexy-looking eyebrows than they were before.

How did all these miracles happen? Have you ever reflected? No Worries, as we have got the answer, as these miraculous changes are brought through a procedure known as Liposuction. It is basically a cosmetic surgery that most people undergo to enhance their physical appearance. It includes various subdomains like Eyebrow lifting, Lip Augmentation, Face Augmentation, Butt Augmentation, or BBL Surgery and similar categories.

What Influence does it Create?

All these surgeries bring a rapid and noticeable change in your looks. Meanwhile, the result may be positive or negative. You may look prettier, sexier, and attractive with lesser age. While consequences are also damaging your natural beauty and gaining an unwanted, unadoptable look. So How it actually works, without any further delay let’s get straight into it.

What Liposuction Actually Is?

Liposuction is basically a fat removal process. The excess amount of fat gathered in individual thighs, buttocks, hips, arms, abdomen, neck, or back are ridiculous sometimes. Actually destructing the aura of one’s personality. When regular exercise or diet is not working to reduce these unwanted fatty companions Liposuction is preferred.

What do People think About Liposuction?

While it’s also in people’s opinion that Liposuction is not a remedy to control or remove overweight. Because medical experts also suggest that better and healthier results can be obtained by adopting healthier routines, diet, and following a proper sleep time. Similarly, some have the opinion of reducing it with proper gym and exercise. So opinions various person to person.

How the procedure of Liposuction is carried on?

Before undertaking the procedure of liposuction one must have the background knowledge of ones;

  • Immune system
  • Complete medical history
  • His /Her body nature to respond after surgery.

Depending upon the above-mentioned facts if someone is physically fit enough that he can easily go for surgery. One can go for it. If someone has no background disease attached, he may undergo liposuction, if someone has the patience to face the consequences of before and after surgery, one must go for it.

What are the expectations attached to Liposuction?

First of all, be dying sure after carrying out proper research that you want to go for it or not. Once you decided you may encounter several implications consequently.

Firstly you must have knowledge about the place where you are undergoing your Liposuction. Is it authentic? Is it well-reputed? Is it known for producing good results? Etc.

Secondly, you must have the proper information about the doctor, who is carrying out your liposuction. Is he a professional, renowned person? Etc.

Thirdly it’s a surgical process, so it is done with performing anesthesia. As a result, you won’t feel any pain at the time of surgery. But once the effect of anesthesia is gone it’s really painful.

Fourthly you must have an idea that it’s a surgical process so you may have to stay at the hospital or not. If yes, follow what the doctor instructs. If no, never forget to bring someone to drive and bring you home.

Fifthly, after surgery, you must expect that you may face severe pains, swelling, fluid leakage from wounds, bruising or similar kind of problems.

How to Minimize those pains?

To minimize those pains, you must have an idea that these pains are of a couple of categories.

  • The Pains during the procedure of liposuction.
  • The pains after the process of liposuction.

So to deal both you have to operate with two different mindsets. In the case of the earlier one, you must have some discussion with your surgeon before surgery. This discussion can be about your concerns about pain. The type of anesthesia you are comfortable with whether local or general. You may also talk about the medication that you must use before getting the procedure done.

While in case of a later one, you have to be careful about your regular medication including pain pills. You must have to wear the only garment that your doctor recommends. You have to take proper bed rest and being mentally strong. You must be careful about your diet that includes avoiding salt and drinking doctor’s recommended juices only.

Overall this procedure is quite painful and time taking, so you must be outstandingly sure about your decision.

How Fat Transfers Sculpting Your Body?

Fat transfers have for many years been used to deal with facial flaws such as sunken eyes, indented scars or hollow cheeks. This old concept has been renewed yet again and has found uses for other body parts. Today, fat transfers are now used to fix biceps, hands, calf, muscles, buttocks, triceps, penis and breasts. Cell facelifts as defined by surgeons today have also become very common. Ideally, this involves the injection of fat to a person’s face. If you simply sculpting your Butt with fat transfers, you can consult professionals like those at Infiniskin Brazilian Butt Lift for help.

Conventionally, fat transfers have been used to soften and fill in small, localized sections of the human body. Body implants were the norm in sculpting bigger body areas but now surgeons recommend fat transfers. Today, you don’t need to make artificial implants for buttocks enlargement. All you need is a fat transfer to your buttocks to fix the matter. This process of fat transfer uses your fat cells hence there are no compatibility issues. More than that, all risks of rejection and allergic reaction are completely eliminated. Ideally, this is a more innate procedure than that of body implants.

Who can qualify for fat Transfer?

To enhance body appearance, people have been advised to work out and watching their body weight through the things they eat. However, the biggest hindrance to this is genetics and aging concerns. Genetics may result in an uneven distribution of fat and as people age, a loss of volume starts to show up in certain body areas such as the hands and face. For this reason, fat transfers become a suitable option. However, a candidate for fat transfer should generally be healthy both emotionally and physically. Smokers need to quit smoking for some time before and after the fat transfer. Smoking slows down the process of healing, increase complication risks and may have a negative result on the cosmetic. Again, there should be enough fat deposits for the transfer.

How Fat Transfer Takes Place

The body fat transfer procedure may last for a period of two hours. It is normally done under “twilight sedation” where various medications are combined to make you numb and sleepy though awake. General anesthesia may also apply, particularly if you are doing it alongside other cosmetic operations. The process may be different based on the body part and the professional in charge. Here is how the process is conducted:

  1. Application of Antiseptic and topical anesthetic on the two parts: the donor and the receiver sites. The commonly used donor sites are the thighs or the abdomen.
  2. Harvesting of fat cells from the donor site via one of the different liposuction types.
  3. Processing of fat cells and their purification prior to injection to the part to be treated. Sometimes, the doctor uses a technique of spinning the fat cells prior to injecting them under the skin. Some doctors choose to strain the fat cells rather than doing the spinning.

Prior to the direct injection of fat, purification and concentration for the fat is conducted. This is now accomplished through new devices without the need for a separate step. Such technology used for this purpose is Cytori’s Puregraft. It will take 3-4 days for the initial tiny vessels of blood to supply the new fat cells with blood. About 60% of the fat cells transferred will die away during this period. To compensate for this, doctors usually overfill the area. Actually, one treatment may not be enough to get the desired results. With each procedure done, more and more fat builds up in that area. This leads to lasting results that could even last a lifetime.

Recovery from the Fat Transfer

You may not be able to do much after a fat transfer, including taking yourself home following the treatment. The services of another person to help you in your daily chores will be required. Your doctor will be expected to provide you with post-op guidelines and that includes being at ease for about 3 weeks following the procedure. Bandages will be removed by your doctor after 2-3 days to allow you to shower.

Sculpting your body through fat transfers has become a very common procedure looking at the challenges posed by conventional workouts and maintaining a healthy diet only. However, here is a guideline on how you should conduct it. Anyone seeking to treat some body parts through fat transfer must have enough fat deposits in their body and meet other requirements as highlighted in here!

Source: http://www.bloggymoms.com/fat-transfers-sculpting-body/