Plastic Surgery Blog by Dr. David Broadway
Monday, January 10th, 2011
Fat grafting, or fat transfer has an extensive history, and has been performed in both plastic and reconstructive surgery practices for over 100 years. Utilizing fat over other materials such as dermal fillers, and buttock or breast implants, offers many advantages to patients:
Dr. Broadway has offered his patients standard fat transfer procedures for many years now, and has seen very successful results. But with science and research continuing to advance at a high speed pace, studies are now showing that fat transfer surgeries that include cell-enriched fat, can offer patients longer lasting, more durable results.
Dr. Broadway is proud to offer his Denver plastic surgery patients this advanced piece of equipment that cleans, and preps the fat to be re injected into the face, breasts, buttocks or scars caused from traumatic injury. Cell-enriched fat grafting allows Dr. Broadway to eliminate any unwanted debris including water, and tumescent fluid. When these” clean” fat cells are re injected, it is believed that they can provide more oxygen and nutrients, and integrate more successfully with the surrounding tissue. Patients will retain more of the fat, offering a better result.
To learn more about your fat transfer surgery utilizing cell-enriched fat, contact our office to schedule your consultation. Let Dr. Broadway teach you how to achieve the body you have always desired!
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
You’ve scheduled a number of consultations with Denver board certified plastic surgeons to better understand your upcoming Facelift surgery, and the only thing you have really learned is that you are more confused now then you were before you began your research. The options for facial rejuvenation can seem endless, and the prices can range from $5000-$15,000. What do you really need to understand to ensure you get one of the best facelifts in Denver?
Dr. Broadway’s facelifts will typically take around 4-5 hours for a female patient, and longer for a male. During the procedure Dr. Broadway uses the SMAS technique to help give a more dramatic, longer lasting result. SMAS stands for Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System. This allows the surgeon to tighten more than just the superficial skin, providing a “deeper” lift than what you would see with the LifeStyle Lift procedure.
Patients always question how long their facelift result will last, and this varies based on their age, genetics, environmental damage, smoking, and overall health. As we age our tissue softens and becomes more lax, and it’s more difficult to anchor sutures to softer tissue, so age plays a big role in the facelift longevity. Environmental stress and/or smoking will also play a significant role in weakening the tissue, and the overall result.
Dr. Broadway will typically always add fat transfer to the face in conjunction with the facelift procedure to provide a fuller, more youthful appearance. Fat transfer to the face can help to soften fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, plump up the cheeks, and fill in the temporal brow indentation. This helps to eliminate the need for repeat dermal filler injections, and the patients own tissue is being used helping to eliminate infection or possible rejection.
Dr. Broadway has built his 20+ year reputation by offering his patients natural facelift results. He is one of few that likes to include the fat transfer option to enhance the result, offering patients some of the best facelift results in Denver.
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
Dr. Broadway just returned from an international VASER conference conducted in London. He and Dr. Millard were invited to lecture surgeons on the advanced techniques of VASER Hi Def Lipo and stem cell fat transfer.
SoundSurgical technologies hosted the course and invited Dr. Broadway to speak to other surgeons in reference to the VASER 2.0 system. This unique lipo system is the best technology on the market to help plastic surgeons obtain great Hi Def results. Additionally, the ultrasonic energy has been specifiaclly designed to preserve and maintain fat cell viability for fat transfer procedures to the face, breasts and buttocks.
Fat transfer procedures are quickly becoming the next craze in plastic surgery. Stem cell fat transfer is a popular add on procedure for many of Dr. Broadway’s Denver plastic surgery patients who have scheduled lipo and facelift surgeries.
Dr. Broadway explains “I’m usually doing fat transfer to the face or buttocks. The biggest advantage of using VASER for fat grafting, in my experience, is the high quality of harvested fat.” This means there is more to re inject back into the patient to give them the best result.
If you are interested in becoming a course participant please contact us at 303-680-8989.
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
What female hasn’t heard a male say “I’m a butt guy, not a boob guy.” The buttocks has always been an area of the female anatomy that women in the gym focus on shaping by performing endless jump squats, and countless walking lunges. For some, that round athletic bubble butt comes naturally, but others have to literally work their bootie off to achieve it. Now anyone, of any age, can have that sexy, little waist, full buttock physique.
For years women have had options to enhance their breasts with breast implants, but buttock implants didn’t take off near as successfully because of the high risk of infection, and the possibility of the implant shifting. The buttocks augmentation utilizing fat transfer techniques, has been quickly increasing in popularity over the last few years mainly because of the VASER ultrasound-assisted liposuction system. This system features ultrasonic energy that gently breaks up unwanted fatty tissue to make removal easier, but without destroying the fat cells. This means the surgeon can melt the fat, remove the fat for harvest, and immediately re inject the fat to contour and shape areas such as the buttocks, breasts, or face.
Dr. Broadway often recommends patients remove fat from their lower back, or flanks, because this alone will help to contour a sexy physique and give the illusion that the buttocks is bigger. Adding additional fat to the buttock area allows Dr. Broadway to fill in irregularities such as cellulite dimpling, and add a more youthful, perky appearance to the buttocks. This procedure is often referred to as the Brazilian Butt Lift.
The Brazilian Butt Lift or buttock augmentation, is a permanent procedure as long as the patient selects a highly trained surgeon who understands the proper way to re inject the fat, as well as a great understanding for the art of anatomy. According to a recent study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, human fat that was harvested for transfer by the VASER ultrasound assisted technology, retained 80% of it’s volume making it ideal for fat transfer and allowing for permanent results.
Dr. Broadway @ bodevolve performs fat transfer to the buttocks and face almost weekly, and has been featured on The Doctors Show with his patient who elected to have lipo of her lateral thighs and flanks, with the fat transfer to the buttocks. Dr. Broadway has also been chosen by Sound Surgical Technologies as a leading provider and instructor for the VASER ultrasound assisted system. He teaches other surgeons through ABS Institute, how to maximize body sculpting procedures, like VASER Hi Def, and how to achieve the most beautiful buttock augmentations utilizing the innovative technology.
The procedure will range in price from $10,000-$20,000 depending on how many areas of the body Dr. Broadway removes fat, and how long it will take a specific patient in the OR. Everyone has a different desired result and this will be discussed at a great extent during your consultation visit, your Pre Op visit, and on the day of your surgery, to make certain you and Dr. Broadway understand YOUR goals.
To learn more about the buttock augmentation through fat transfer in Denver, Colorado Springs and Wyoming, call today to schedule you initial consultation with one of the most experienced fat transfer surgeons in Colorado.