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Entries by Lila Bratani (2)

Monday
Dec102012

Men & Their Path To Plastic Surgery 

Men may not be as open to their bodies as women, but they have their own insecurities about appearance, especially when entering middle age.

At the last couple of years, plastic surgeons noticed an increase in the number of guys seeking their skills to improve their bodies.

What are the most common complaints among men when it comes to body image and the available surgeries to treat them?

Man boobs – Gynecomastia

Men as they age can develop fat around their chest, which results in the appearance of male breasts-known in the medical language as gynecomastia.

According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 40 to 60 percent of men suffer about this issue. Liposuction or cutting the excess glandular tissue is the key.

The Beer Belly

This condition can be caused by an intake of too many calories from alcohol or simply of genetics. When diet and / or exercise aren’t working to shrink the belly may liposuction will be the way to remove the excess fat.

ASAPS reports, liposuction was the most common procedure for men last year. It can be combined with a tummy tuck to remove any excess skin left over, following liposuction.

The Male Face

This area is another place of concern for men, as wrinkles and lines are impossible to hide. The most popular options to get rid of them are Botox® injections and facelifts.

Source: ASAPS

Monday
Aug132012

Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) - A new technique for adipose tissue treatment & 3D-skin tightening

The new technique using radiofrequency assisted liposucion (RFAL) from Invasix is based on bipolar radiofrequency energy which is applied to the subcutaneous adipose tissue and subdermal skin surface.

Preliminary clinical trials, histologic biopsies of the treated tissue and thermal monitoring demonstrate a rapid liquefaction of the adipose cells, coagulation of surcutaneous blood vessels and uniform sustained heating of tissue.

The dramatic rise in liposuction procedures, the aging “baby boomer” population, with decreasing skin tone and advanced laxity are seeking new body contour procedures.

The traditional tumescent, suction-assisted liposuction (SAL) is a mechanical disruption of adipose tissue through the openings in the cannula with induced negative pressure and can be quite traumatic to the patient.

 In seeking to improve the postoperative patient recovery of swelling, bruising, pain and to enhance skin contraction as well as to diminish physician effort, newer generations of energy-assisted liposuction technologies have been developed.

Preliminary studies with the RFAL technique reported faster treatment, improved safety, reduced tissue trauma, liquefaction of adipose tissue, blood vessel coagulation and uniform heating of the skin and subcutaneous tissue as well potential 3D-skin tightening. Due to histologic observation of connective tissue in the treatment area there is a significant change in its structure with coagulation of the deep, dermal collagen. After treating the subcutaneous fibrous and dermal matrix with RFAL the results are impressive in 3D-soft tissue contraction and contours.

Dr. Bratani has no disclosures and interests with Invasix Ltd.

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