Plastic surgery trends As one of Miami’s most trusted plastic surgeons, Dr. Ary Krau follows new trends and technology with interest. He believes it is important to stay up-to-date with what plastic surgery patients desire and deserve. One of the most recent trends might surprise many of his patients: procedures that add fat, instead of removing it.

In this post, Dr. Krau explains why adding fat is becoming increasingly popular amongst individuals that want to look younger and more attractive.

Bigger, More Voluptuous Butts

Plastic surgery statistics show buttock augmentation procedures on the rise. Traditionally, buttock augmentation involved the use of an artificial implant. But more recently, plastic surgeons have eschewed buttock implants in favor of adding autologous (the patient’s own) fat to the buttocks to give it shape and volume.

This fat transfer method, known as the Brazilian Butt Lift, is highly preferred by patients and surgeons alike. Not only is it a more natural alternative to an artificial implant, it also offers additional body contouring benefits. The area of the body from which the fat is removed looks slimmer and more sculpted, and the buttocks looks fuller and more youthful after re-injection. Dr. Krau places the fat strategically in the upper quadrant of the buttocks to give it a “lifted” effect.

Fuller, Smoother Faces

With time and age, the face gradually loses volume and fullness. The cheeks start to take on a sallow quality and the under eye area looks hollow. Adding fat back to the face (with a procedure known as fat transfer) is an effective anti-aging tactic. Similar to Brazilian Butt Lift, Dr. Krau removes excess fat from the patient’s abdomen, hips, thighs or buttocks, purifies the fat and re-injects it into the face. The transplanted fat can fill in lines, wrinkles, or under-eye hollows. It can also be injected into the cheeks.

The one area where adding fat is not — and won’t ever be — a popular technique is the chin. In fact, cosmetic injectables are being specifically developed to treat excess fat under the chin (i.e., a double chin). The FDA recently approved an injectable called Kybella, which is formulated to destroy fat cells beneath the chin. Expect to see more plastic surgeons offering this option in the future.

Speak to Dr. Krau about Your Cosmetic Goals

If you would like to improve an area of your face or body, Dr. Krau would be happy to speak with you during a private informational consultation. He will ask you about your personal needs and goals, and suggest a plan of treatment.

To schedule a consultation, please call (305) 861-6881 today.

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