Plastic Surgery Blog by Dr. David Broadway
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Dr. Broadway @ bodevolve is the first surgeon in Denver to offer his patients the option of fat cell preservation. This “sci fi” technique, that has taken off in Europe, allows a young patient to remove fat cells today during their VASER lipo procedure, store the fat through cryopreservation, and transfer the young fat cells back into the desired area of the body later in life.
There are a number of good reasons to store your fat for future use, not only for cosmetic treatments, but also post cancer reconstruction, and wound care. The fat you remove today will be younger, stronger and more viable than fat removed in later years. This option is far more appealing because it’s your own tissue and not foreign material, allowing for less rejection.
During your Denver lipo procedure, Dr. Broadway will remove the fat and adipose tissue from the desired area with ultrasound technology. Once aspirated, it will be immediately shipped to a facility in Texas, where it is processed and preserved until you are ready to inject it back into the body.
Banked fat can be used at any time to freshen up a previous cosmetic procedure, such as fat transfer to the face, without having to go through the lipo surgery and recovery again. Potential future uses of banked fat that are being researched and studied today include: spinal cord injuries, muscle disorders, heart attacks, kidney damage, and sport related injuries. The fat taken today could potentially help save your life in the future.
If you are interested in learning more about fat cell preservation, call today to schedule your consultation with triple board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Broadway.
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.