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The highly skilled surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery see a variety of breast surgery patients. Performing both cosmetic and reconstructive breast procedures, our plastic surgeons make sure to individually address the diverse needs required by both types of breast surgery. In order to offer Atlanta patients the most advanced plastic surgery technology, our surgeons participate in events like the Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium and use our practice-wide blog to educate patients. The most recent advancement in the world of breast surgery from the University of Oxford is a hydrogel self-inflating tissue expander to facilitate breast reconstruction surgery.
Unfortunately, the breast tissue often changes after breast cancer patients undergo mastectomy surgery, becoming much tighter and harder to mold. During breast reconstruction using a breast implant, tissue expanders are often used to stretch the skin prior to surgery and make room for the implant. Until now, breast reconstruction required multiple surgeries to accommodate the gradual nature of traditional tissue expansion. Now, this intelligent, self-inflating tissue expander, which can be shaped by a plastic surgeon before insertion, allows surgeons to precisely control the direction, timing, and rate of the device’s expansion within the breast cavity. More
The team of highly skilled surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery are well-known for their contributions to aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery; however, we’d like to highlight their unique individual backgrounds so that you can get to know more about the integral pieces that contribute to Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s superior reputation. Besides their dedication to providing patients with the best possible care and most innovative technology, many of our physicians continually contribute to the aesthetics industry through books, articles, papers, speaking engagements and active memberships with various plastic surgery associations. Read the descriptions below to more about their specialties.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction (lipectomy) was the second most requested cosmetic surgery procedure after breast augmentation in 2010. The annual report stated that 289,016 liposuction procedures were performed during the last year. With so many patients interested in body sculpting procedures we thought it would be advantageous to compile a list of fat reduction procedure types offered at Atlanta Plastic Surgery.
Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL)- A type of tumescent liposuction, PAL utilizes a vibrating component on the end of the liposuction cannula and injected tumescent fluid to relax the targeted fat and facilitate the fat removal process.
Ultra Sound Assisted Liposuction (UAL)- Sound waves loosen fat for removal. Unlike laser assisted liposuction, UAL uses externally applied energy and is therefore especially useful in small treatment areas requiring extreme precision.
Water Assisted Liposuction– One of the newest liposuction methods, water assisted lipo (also known as the Body Jet liposuction system) uses a stream of sterile water and tumescent fluid is used to loosen the undesired fat. The advantage of this system is its unique “closed” design that collects the removed fat and excess fluid for separation and later use in fat transfer procedures like breast augmentation or facial rejuvenation.
Liposuction is an adaptable Atlanta cosmetic procedure useful in maximizing the results of post-pregnancy plastic surgery, breast reduction surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and even buttock augmentation. It’s important to remember however, that liposuction is not a means of weight control. Liposuction is to be used by those patients who maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, but have isolated problem areas of excess fat and tissue that won’t respond to dieting or exercise.
Contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s Drs. Philip Beegle, Franklyn Elliott, James Namnoum, Joseph Williams, or Allyson Maske to discuss how liposuction might help you achieve your cosmetic body contouring goals. To learn more about the latest plastic surgery technology, be sure to continue to read our blog.