How can we use fat from one area of the body to enhance another area? Fat transfer (fat transplantation, fat injection or fat grafting) is a medical procedure that uses the patient’s own fat tissue from their thigh, lower stomach or inner knee to increase the volume of fat in the subcutaneous area of the body. Uses continue to develop but some of the most current applications include injection of fat into the breast for augmentation or after breast cancer surgery, cheek and chin augmentation, wrinkles next to the mouth (marionette lines) and the hollow areas under the eyes.
In most applications, the fat is injected down through the skin and into subcutaneous tissue and sometimes muscle to provide a better chance for the fat cells to find a nearby blood supply and survive. Some of the fat does not survive, so typically a surplus amount of fat is injected. Fat transfer provides excellent results, and it is readily available! If you don’t want to use synthetic fillers, fat grafting would be an excellent option for you.
To learn more about your options contact 248-524-0620 for a private consultation.
NEWS RELEASE: 3D Photographic Simulation Brings a New Dimension to Plastic Surgery at Dr Michael J. Schenden’s Office.
New technology allows patients to preview how they will look with aesthetic procedures. Click HERE to see the 3D simulator in action!!!
Troy, Michigan– If you are one the thousands of people each year considering aesthetic plastic surgery, Dr Michael Schenden has some good news for you. Recent advances in three dimensional (3D) photography combined with revolutionary new software allow prospective patients to preview what they will look like as the result of breast augmentation, facial procedures, and more, well in advance of any surgery.
Both the VECTRA® 3D camera and Sculptor software which make this possible were developed by Canfield Imaging Systems of Fairfield, NJ, the world’s leading provider of medical photography systems. The process starts with a VECTRA 3D session which produces a three-dimensional photograph of the patient. Then, using Sculptor software, the surgeon is able to simulate the expected results of a variety of aesthetic procedures.
“My patients are going to absolutely love this,” said Dr Michael Schenden. “For the first time, they’ll be able to see a 3D picture of themselves with their new look. Because it’s in 3D, I can rotate their picture to any viewpoint and they can really examine the desired result. We can make changes here and there and agree on a final look in advance, and this truly helps them make a decision”.
Dr Schenden has more than 25 years of experience, offering professional, personalized medical care in aesthetics such as: breast augmentation, breast lift, facelifts, nose surgery, eyelid surgery, liposuction, tummy tucks and more. Dr. Schenden is a board certified plastic surgeon and is available for consultations by appointment at 248.524.0620.
For additional information:
Doctor’s Name: Dr Michael J. Schenden, MD
Consultation Contact: Margaret Randall
Phone number: 248.524.0620
Address: 201 W. Big Beaver Rd Ste 1130, Troy MI 48084
Sculptra Aesthetic can provide and restore a youthful appearance that lasts up to two years. Sculptra is the first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time. It is a type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which induces your body to make new collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
Sculptra takes a more subtle approach and gives a more natural looking appearance. The results don’t appear over night. On average the patient would receive two to three injection sessions over a few months, which allows for a gradual facial restoration and enhanced youthfulness. The most common areas of the face that are treated are the lines between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds), lines framing the mouth (marionette lines) and cheeks.
The option of subtly restoring the facial fullness is an additional benefit to the fact that it lasts up to two years, especially for those men and women who want to enhance their appearance but don’t want it glaringly obvious the next day. Sculptra Asthetic, a subtle approach.
Contact 248-524-0620 to set an appointment to discuss your options.
Juvederm: Minimize the effects of aging without going under the “Knife”
For those men and women who are looking for a way to restore their fresh, plump, youthful face without going under the “knife” – facial fillers like Juvederm are an excellent option. Whether the patient is seeking fuller lips and cheeks or a more defined chin, aesthetic enhancements like Juvederm make it entirely possible.
Juvederm is the smooth gel filler that is used to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose by adding volume to the hollowed areas. Commonly injected areas are the nasolabial folds (vertical lines from the nose to the corner of the mouth), marionette lines (vertical lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin) and vertical lip lines (facial wrinkles around the lips). With just one treatment, it is possible to get smooth and natural-looking results that can last up to a year.
The fact that Juvederm is so fast to administer and can be done in a regular in office visit, makes it even more desirable to my patients who are looking for a non-invasive way to restore their youth. And, the fact that the results last for up to a year is an additional bonus!
Everyone will notice but no one will know.
Contact 248-524-0620 for more information on Juvederm and facial fillers or to schedule a private consultation.