Lower Extremity Rejuvenation (Fat Transfer & Implant Placement)

Lower Extremity rejuvenation can have a significant impact on how others interpret your age

Although rare, some individuals have thin calves and request either fat transfer or calf silastic implants to this area for a more youthful appearance, while others may have thick calves and require liposuction to improve the appearance.

The Indications for Lower Extremity Rejuvenation are:

  1. Excess fatty tissue
  2. Excess skin (often after extreme weight loss)
  3. Excess skin and fatty tissue
  4. volume replacement with  autologous fat transfer or calf implants

Fat transfer allows minimal risk,  satisfactory volume and natural appearance. and feel. The fat is acquired from your body through liposuction to harvest the fat, usually from the outer thigh, hips and/or abdominal areas.

Calf implants provide a better cosmetic result, however, have a higher degree of postoperative pain and higher risk of complications.

Fat Harvesting:

The fat is harvested from your body by a technique to minimize fat cell trauma.  Ultrasound or VASER liposuction acquires the most alive fat cells by quantity than other techniques. In a recent study, 85% of fat cells and 87% of stem cells and the stromal vascular fraction were alive from the harvesting process, which is as good or better than simple syringe extraction techniques. These methods are limited by the amount of fat that can be harvested and the significantly longer surgical times. Additionally, vented (VentX) blunt tip cannulas prevent injury to the fat cells by minimizing the shearing forces during the suction process.

Fat Processing:

Processing the fat after harvesting will lead to more reliable and improved fat cell survival. The goal of the harvesting and processing methods is to acquire the fat is processed to attain the smaller, younger, healthier fat cells.Two of the best methods for processing fat are the LipoKit (Adivive System) and the PureGraft Lipodialysis System. Dr. Troell completed a study on natural breast augmentation comparing the efficacy of these two methods. Both showed over a 92% fat viability prior to transfer. The LipoKit compacts the fat cells more, so per unit area, had a greater volume enhancement outcome.

The result of this process in the recipient area of fat transfer is less swelling, a more rapid recovery, with less changes of the the lower extremity appearance over the healing period and the BEST procedure outcome.

Improving Fat Survival:

These refined and processed fat cells may also be combined with your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) containing eight growth factors/cytokines and/or your own adipose derived stem cells to optimize fat cell survival during the buttock augmentation step in the procedure.

An attractive body can be transformed by artistically sculpting your body. Like a sculptor removing clay from one area and replacing it in another, smoothing lines and curves as well as optimizing proportions creates the masterpiece…you!

Lower Extremity rejuvenation is a procedure that has the advantages of minimal discomfort, rapid recovery and short down time with a high safety profile.

Calf Silastic Implants by Implantech provide an excellent choice for volume restoration of the legs for that slender, sexy lower extremity appearance. The incisions are at the upper aspect of the back part of the leg. The implant placement technique is fairly simple, with a pocket made between the gastrocnemius muscle and its covering tissue (fascia). The medial aspects f the leg is transformed to a smaller size implant than the lateral aspect to create that aesthetically pleasing look.

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