Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are growing in popularity, according to statistics recorded by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Minimally invasive procedures increased by 180 percent between 2000 and 2016, while invasive procedures, like surgeries, decreased by 6 percent over the same time period. Innovations Medical offers many minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to patients looking to reshape their body or freshen their face.
What Does Minimally Invasive Mean?
Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures minimize or eliminate the need to make incisions in the skin. Many minimally invasive procedures use only needles instead of scalpels to treat patients or require only tiny incisions (1/4 inch or less). Some types of minimally invasive procedures may use imaging tools to guide physicians during procedures.
Have you heard of FAMI? It stands for Fat Autograft Muscular Injection. That probably just left you with another question. Like what exactly is Fat Autograft Muscular Injection? FAMI is a fat transfer procedure that uses fat taken from another part of your body to use in your face. Dr. Johnson performs this type of fat transfer on patients who are looking to regain a youthful visage and reverse signs of aging.
As we age, so does our face. Skin quality diminishes. Collagen and elastin decrease. We begin to form wrinkles and sag. The facial fat volume also decreases. Loss of facial fat makes us look older. Think of the youthful appearance of children, aka "baby face" - it’s because they have a lot of facial fat. Our facial fat volume peaks between eighteen to twenty years old and then begins to gradually decrease.
FAMI gives patients a more youthful appearance by filling out the volume that is lost as part of the aging process. FAMI takes fat from another site on the body, refines it, and injects it into the face to replace that missing volume. Collection sites include the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks and fat is harvested through a liposuction. The procedure is minimally invasive, outpatient, and performed in the office. Patients are awake throughout the fat collection and also through injection. Some patients report swelling and bruising after the procedure, but most patients have a quick recovery and are back to their normal routine in about a week.
Life happens and our bodies change. For women, whether it’s a result of pregnancy and childbirth, weight loss or aging, breasts can change and take on a less full appearance. Or, perhaps you’ve never quite had the breast size we always wanted. These are only a few of the reasons some women feel the need to make improvements their breasts. While a traditional breast augmentation uses breast implants, at Innovations Medical, Dr. Bill Johnson performs what’s called a natural breast augmentation, or a fat transfer for breast augmentation, utilizing fat from the patient to enhance the breasts.
It sounds too good to be true. Believe it or not, however, it IS possible to repurpose some of your unwanted fat! Natural breast augmentation is one way to do that. Unwanted fat is identified and extracted from particular parts in the body, processed to remove fluids and then reinjected into the breasts. Here are a few benefits of a natural breast augmentation:
For some women, the thought of undergoing elective cosmetic surgery is terrifying, but with the advances in technology, there are now non-surgical options for getting a breast lift without implants. There are several groups of people that this option would definitely appeal to and who would be good candidates for this regimen of treatment. Good candidates would be those who:
- Are looking for a relatively small increase in cup size (one to three cup sizes)
- Have a history of breast cancer in their family
- Are 5 to 10 pounds overweight
- Physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations
Dr. Bill Johnson at Innovations Medical can help determine if you are a good candidate for a non-surgical breast lift without implants procedure. Contact us today at 214-643-8665 or visit us online at www.innovationsmedical.com for more information.
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Have you ever looked in the mirror and wanted to transfer fat from one part of your body to another? Fat transfer is one of the most popular procedures for that and Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical can tell you more about it.
Fat transfer is one of the fastest growing areas of cosmetic surgery and one of the main reasons for that is that there is no chance of rejection or having a reaction, since it’s you. Another great thing is, it looks and feels so natural and normal – there is no chance of it changing shape or looking unnatural like implants can. Fat transfer technology is getting better and better and more advanced which brings you better results.
They say, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". But don’t you sometimes wish that you could change your body and feel better about yourself? Yes, you can go to the gym everyday or cut your calories in half, but it still won’t give you that shape you desire.
In this video, Dr. Johnson of Innovations Medical explains how to shape your body and enhance your breasts.