Dr. Daniel Calva, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, says patients that get bigger implants after a breast implant rupture are more likely to have the same problem again. Dr. Roger Khouri, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains implants act like expansions on the tissue. He also says in a patient with implant rupture they removed the implant and by putting fat into it they restored volume.
"The revolution is fat. It is turned out to be a great reservoir of regenerative tissue," says Dr. Roger Khouri, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, and explains fat is used to treat arthritis, contractures, age-related diseases, rejuvenating and also for treating wounds. Dr. Daniel Calva, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, highlights in terms of hand rejuvenation there are things that are giving away your age: "With age the skin diminishes, atrophies, it becomes smaller. That allows you to see the tendons, valleys, peaks in your hands. Also, you get age spots, hyperpigmentation of the skin."
Dr. Roger Khouri, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains the hands are radiators, which is how we lose heat or how we preserve heat. He says the hand has a tremendous phase of control of the circulation, and that is probably one of the effects of having dry hands. He also explains they treat people with smoothed hands (hyperhidrosis) with Botox injections. About washing your hands, Dr. Daniel Calva, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, says you lose a lot of the natural lubricant that our sweat glands and our anatomy are producing.
Some of the benefits of fat grafting are: there is no foreign object in your body, it has a quick recovery, there are no cuts or incision, it is minimally invasive and there are no implant problems. "We're not playing with your muscle, so your muscle is intact; there's no animation; there's no rippling; there's no capsule to be formed; you don't have a foreign body that's gonna potentially cause problems and you get liposuction, you get rid of the fat you don't want it, then you put it the way you want it," says Dr. Daniel Calva, Plastic Surgeon at Baptist Health South Florida.
Dr. Daniel Calva, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, says after a mastectomy or a lumpectomy they are dealing with more scar tissue and more radiation induced. "Radiation can induce a fibrotic reaction of the tissues; there are skin changes with hyperpigmentation, and so we can reconstruct that breast using this technique with fat grafting, which has stem cells and has regenerative properties." He explains with this technique they can reverse a lot of the fibrosis and hyper pigmented changes of the skin, and they can fill that whole after the lumpectomy.