Dr. Melek R. Kayser, MD, FACS discusses the latest developments of breast enhancement with autologous fat grafting. This revolutionary technique uses a patient's own body fat to enlarge the breast.
ROSEVILLE, MI, September 16, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Melek R. Kayser, MD, FACS, has recently introduced into his practice the technique of breast enhancement with autologous fat grafting. This revolutionary procedure adds a totally new dimension to breast augmentation and reconstruction as a patient's own body fat is used exclusively to enlarge the breast! With this approach, the traditional breast implant is no longer used at all.
"This is probably the hottest topic in plastic surgery right now," says Dr. Kayser, founder of Image by Design Plastic Surgery in Roseville, Michigan. "I have been using fat grafting throughout the entire body in my practice for nearly 15 years but have only recently applied its use to the breast as ongoing research has continued to support its safety." The use of fat has so many advantages over breast implants - such as its absolutely natural feel, absence of any visible scars and the likelihood that no further surgery will ever have to be performed. This is a huge factor since patients can expect that at some point in their life, a breast implant will have to be taken out and, with that removal/replacement, additional surgery and costs will be incurred. With fat, however, once it is placed and integrated it will be there for life. Fat is also lighter than either a saline or silicone gel implant so the end result may possibly have less of an impact on breast sagging or undesired changes if this were to occur. And, unlike the typical implant device, which has a predetermined size and shape and is subject to displacement deformities, fat - which is placed as minute droplets - won't move and can be placed anywhere in the breast to more accurately fill and contour the breast's natural shape. Finally, since women almost always have areas where liposuction is desired, the added bonus of body contouring in areas where fat is harvested can't help but result in a win-win situation!
One caveat to fat grafting is that it is living tissue and, therefore, cannot be simply "injected" into the body like the many fillers that are available in today's market. Because of this, Dr. Kayser's skills as a board certified plastic surgeon are especially relevant. "The harvesting, handling and transfer of fat are extremely important in fat grafting procedures," says Dr. Kayser. "Since the breast is such a unique organ, all measures must be taken to minimize fat loss or injury which could result in changes that could be mistaken for breast abnormalities on physical exam or mammogram. However, keep in mind that even a breast implant will have an affect on breast cancer screening or detection."
As research continues, more and more information regarding the subtleties as to how and why fat grafts do and don't work is being gathered. Our ultimate goal is to provide patients with a procedure and result that is not only fantastic but safe as well. As such, continuing studies and research are ongoing and necessary. One such study includes the use of the BRAVA device where pre-surgical expansion of the breast is used to increase and improve both the blood supply and matrix for increased fat survival. Dr. Kayser, who is also Chief of the division of Plastic Surgery at St. John Hospital Macomb Center , is a co-investigator in a study to further evaluate the use of BRAVA in fat grating to the breast, which includes not only breast augmentation patients but also reconstruction patients who have undergone mastectomies for breast cancer.
"I have no doubt that fat grafting to the breast will continue to increase in popularity as a primary form of breast augmentation and reconstruction," says Dr. Kayser, "and I am excited to be involved in the cutting edge of this new frontier."
Further information on fat grafting can be obtained by contacting Dr. Kayser at 586-776-3223 or visiting his website at www.imagebydesignmd.com
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