Fat Transfer: DR. David Rosenberg
(after photo's taken 8 weeks after surgery)
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I'm in Beverly Hills sitting in the office of Dr. Rosenberg. It's a Monday. It's pretty warm out and I have just returned from a long and incredible trip to three different European countries. As I sit thinking quietly in Dr Rosenberg's exam room waiting to actually meet him, all I can think about is my chin.. the two of them...
As I sat with excitement at what options I may have with Dr. Rosenberg and armed with the knowledge that the commercial imprinted into my brain, I wanted to know EVERYTHING!.. Could my chins really be a thing of the past?
SO HERE IS HOW IT WENT
THE RECOVERYSo here it is.. I am not going to sugar coat it. My recovery was pretty brutal and I feel the need to admit that. After surgery my boobs were quite big due to swelling and I was in serious pain like I had been punched about 9000 times over and over again in the same place. Most if not all of the pain was in the area's of the liposuction and I attribute the pain to the fact that I had liposuction in so many different places to get enough fat. So put it this way. If you get fat taken from just your abdomen then just your abdomen will hurt. Make sense?
For me the bulk of recovery took about 7 weeks. One week until I no longer needed the pain meds.. for that first week I was popping those things like candy. For the first week I stayed home and my Mom stayed with me for that week to help take care of me. The day after surgery Dr Rosenberg scheduled a post surgery appointment to check on my incisions and make sure everything was alright. He also showed me how to change all my dressings, which were just small band-aids (not to shabby).
For 8 weeks I had to wear a very tight compression garment 24 hours a day in the places that liposuction was performed and could not put any pressure on the place where the fat was transferred to.. stomach sleepers beware. This includes not wearing a bra or anything tight fitting for two months. The seat belt in my car was my worst enemy. I got really used to holding it away from my chest. Included with every Liposuction and Fat Transfer are 4 sessions of Venus Laser treatments which tighten the areas of lipo. Score!
I will tell you this.. getting dressed those first few times was pretty crazy. You never realize how much skin you show in LA until you have to outfit a compression garment! Between removing and reapplying my band-aids before and after showering everyday, applying the scar cream and ointments and then carefully putting the compression suit back on, I had to add a good 45 minutes to getting dressed everyday.
(after photo's taken 8 weeks after surgery)
My main concern was natural natural natural. Natural look and natural feel.
I also was not going for big! Baby B's.
THE PERKSHere is the awesome part about fat transfer. You are taking fat from one place and putting it somewhere else. So as a result I now have the flattest stomach that I have seen since high school. I am way less knock kneed because he removed some fat from the inside of my knees. I also had a huge lump on the top of my left knee from a nasty spill in the 4th grade. My left knee has been numb and bigger than the other ever since that spill. Dr Rosenberg nearly 100% fixed that for me. Oh and my sister chins are a whole lot better...(still going to have the skin tightened with a Venus laser so I will post about that when it is done).
NOW 16 QUESTIONS WITH DR ROSENBERG
2. How is FT different from implants and how big can you go?
3. Do you need to be fat to get a fat transfer?
4. How much of the fat lasts after surgery and how on earth do you prevent it from going away?
5. What happens if most or all if it goes away? What do you recommend to your patients?
6. What is the average cost and what would make it less or more expensive?
5. Average Healing time? Start to end.
6. With implants you know what size you are getting. How do you predict what size they will be once healed?
7. How much fat is needed to make a significant difference?
8. How much fat do you normally use to go up 1, 2 or 3 cups?
9. How many fat transfers to the breasts do you perform on average? And how popular is it becoming?
10. Are most patients awake during the surgery? If so why?
11. Can you change the shape of a woman's breast with a fat transfer like you can with traditional implants? Example make them more perky, round, tear dropped, less like saggy golfballs? Or does it depend on what they had to begin with?
12. Lifts are often done with implants. Can you do a lift (partial or full) with a fat transfer at the same time?
13. What type of Liposuction is used for your fat transfers.. Tumescent? Ultrasound? Laser? and what is the difference?
14. What if the patient loses weigh after surgery?
15. What do you recommend for the ladies who are a bit smaller? Is there always some fat somewhere that can be always transferred?
15. Fat Transfer or implants.. if you had to choose?
16. 3 pros and cons of Fat Transfer vs implants
Implants: 1. NO CHANGE WITH WEIGHT 2. MORE WELL KNOWN TECHNIQUE 3. MORE EXACT CONTROL OF SIZE
TO SUM IT ALL UP
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