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How a Fat Transfer Can Help You Look Younger

Forget serums and creams, it is your fat that holds the key to ageless beauty. Although fat has a bad reputation in some circles, in the right quantities and in the right locations, fat offers the body dramatic potential for rejuvenation. To help get your fat to those areas where it will be most beneficial, we use a procedure called a fat transfer.

Could a fat transfer help you achieve your aesthetic goals?

What Is a Fat Transfer?

Have you ever wished that you could have less fat on your tummy, but more fat in your cheeks? Moving fat from one area to another is the basic premise behind a fat transfer procedure. Dr. Landis extracts fat from an area with excess and moves it into an area that could benefit from extra volume, often the face.

As you age, facial volume shifts downward. Formerly full cheeks can lose youthful fat and become thinner and gaunt. Hollows may develop under the eyes. Volume loss accentuates wrinkles and creases, making them more visible. Adding fat back into the face erases many of these common signs of aging.

Transferred fat will integrate into your facial tissues over time, adding lasting volume. Many patients will enjoy near-permanent results from a single treatment.

Why Fat Transfer Is One of Your Best Options for Rejuvenation

Fat transfer is one of our favorite options for rejuvenation. Here’s why:

  • Minimal Downtime – Fat transfer allows patients to rejuvenate and get back to life quickly. Downtime is minimal and many patients will only need a day or two off from work. Side effects are also minimal and resolve within the first couple of weeks.
  • Versatile – From hollows under the eyes to a loss of volume in the cheeks, fat transfer is highly versatile. We use this treatment to rejuvenate many areas of the face. It can also be paired with surgical treatments, like a facelift, to enhance and extend the results.
  • Long-Lasting – Come in for treatment once and enjoy a lifetime of benefit. Fat transfer offers patients long-lasting volume with results that last years longer than a typical filler treatment.

Looking for a Non-Surgical Alternative? Consider Fillers Instead

Fat transfer uses your own fat to volumize and revitalize your facial appearance. The fat is extracted from the body using liposuction techniques. Since we’re only extracting a small amount of fat, recovery times are minimal for most patients, usually less than a standard liposuction procedure. Most patients have some tenderness and bruising for a few days and are back to full activity within two weeks.

While downtime is minimal after a fat transfer, some patients would like to avoid missing work entirely. These patients can enjoy many of the benefits of a fat transfer with a non-surgical dermal filler treatment. Injectable hyaluronic acid fillers are used in place of fat to restore facial volume and recreate youthful contours. Results from fillers won’t last as long as a fat transfer, but if you opt for fillers, no downtime is needed.

Contact Dr. Landis to Schedule Your Fat Transfer Consultation

A little extra fat can be a good thing. Restore a more youthful appearance with a fat transfer procedure. If you’re ready to learn more, reach out to our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Landis. Call us at (952) 562-5940 today.


See Yourself in an Incredible New Way

Learn what eyelid surgery can do for your looks! Make drooping sagging skin, wrinkles, and lines vanish today with board-certified plastic surgeon George H. Landis, MD.

Ready to rejuvenate your aesthetics? Contact us online or by calling 1-(952)-562-5940 to schedule your consultation today!

Want to Go Bigger or Smaller? Maybe You Need a Breast Implant Exchange

One thing is certain, life changes. As our patients prepare for breast augmentation, we rigorously work with them to choose a breast implant size that complements their anatomy and meets their aesthetic and lifestyle goals.

Most of our patients are delighted by their new breast size and enjoy their fuller, shapelier breasts for many years. Even with this diligent effort, at some point, you may find that your implant size no longer meets your needs.

Life changes, and your goals and desires for your breasts can change too. Wanting to change your implant size doesn’t mean you made the wrong decision initially. It means that you’ve changed, and it is time to consider replacing your implants to meet your new needs. Wanting a new size for your breasts is nothing to feel embarrassed about; In fact, it is a very common experience.

When you want to go bigger or smaller, consider breast implant exchange with Dr. George Landis.

Size Is the Most Common Reason for Breast Implant Exchange Surgery

There are many reasons to consider breast implant exchange surgery, but the most common is a desire to change breast size. As your life changes, so will your aesthetic and lifestyle goals. The breasts you wanted in your 20s may not be the breasts you desire at 40.

The benefits of downsizing your implants include less discomfort, easier exercise, and a smaller looking figure. The benefits of upsizing your breast implants to a larger size may consist of a fuller breast appearance and better fitting clothing.

Implant exchange is also ideal if you’ve experienced breast changes from weight loss or pregnancy. If a loss of volume in your breasts have left them looking saggy and deflated, an implant exchange paired with a breast lift can restore your breast appearance.

What Happens During an Implant Exchange?

Breast implant exchange surgery is performed under anesthesia at our out-patient surgery center. Here’s what typically happens during the procedure.

– An incision is created. Often, we can use the same incisions as your original breast augmentation, eliminating the need for a new scar.

– The old implant is removed, and a new breast implant is put in its place.

– If needed, Dr. Landis may perform a breast lift or capsule removal at the same time as the exchange surgery.

We monitor patients until they are stable after surgery and ready to return home. You’ll need someone to drive you and remain with you for the first couple of days. Patients return to our office several times during recovery so Dr. Landis can answer questions and check on the status of their healing.

Most patients heal quickly and find that their recovery is similar to their original breast augmentation, or in many cases, easier. Plan on missing 1-2 weeks from work and limiting strenuous activity until you’re fully recovered.

Ready to Learn More?

Change your breast implant size with an implant exchange. Call our office at (952) 562-5940 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation or virtual consultation with Dr. Landis today.

Taming Your Tummy After Weight Loss

Losing weight isn’t always the end of tummy troubles. For many patients, loose, saggy skin remains after weight loss, keeping that flat tummy out of reach. Other patients find that stubborn fat pockets stick around, even when they are close to their ideal weight. Let us help you tame your tummy after weight loss.

Every patient’s concerns will be unique, so improving your abdominal region’s shape and appearance after weight loss will require a personalized treatment approach. We invite you to come in for a consultation to start creating your treatment plan.

To get a better idea of which treatments you may need, find your biggest complaints on the list below.

Stubborn Fat? Try Liposuction

After weight loss, many patients have an area or two of stubborn fat that doesn’t respond as well as the rest of their body. It may be love handles that won’t budge or a muffin top that remains after you’ve hit your weight loss goals. Areas of stubborn fat are often resistant to diet and exercise.

Liposuction targets specific areas of the body to remove stubborn fat pockets. Weight loss focuses on whole-body results, but liposuction is a more targeted approach. This procedure allows us to focus on specific problem areas, like the tummy.

Since liposuction removes fat, it can permanently improve your shape in treated areas. If you have an area or two where you struggle to lose fat, this treatment may be the secret to finally achieving your desired curves.

Saggy Tummy? It May Be Time for a Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy and weight gain can stretch and separate the abdominal muscles. Like a loose rubber band, these stretched out muscles are no longer tight and flat. A tummy tuck can repair the damage to the abdominal core by tightening and supporting the abdominal muscles. This procedure also removes excess skin and fat from the tummy.

A tummy tuck is one of the most effective options for creating a tight, flat abdomen after pregnancy or weight loss.

Loose Skin? Ask Us About Body Contouring

As the body gains weight, the skin stretches to expand to a larger body size. When you lose weight, the skin may be permanently stretched out. Your body is now smaller, but the skin cannot contract enough to return to a tight, smooth appearance.

If you have loose skin after weight loss, a body contouring treatment can help. This procedure removes excess skin. We offer post-bariatric body lifts for patients that have lost significant weight and standard body contouring procedures for patients that need a little help to tighten up after weight loss.

Ready to Meet with an Expert?

Losing weight is the first step to restoring a flat tummy, but it isn’t the end of your weight loss journey. Body shaping treatments with Dr. Landis put the finishing touches on your tummy, creating the tight, flat appearance you desire. Contact us at (952) 562-5940 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Landis today.

Plastic Surgery Trends During the Holiday Season

However you decide to celebrate this year, you deserve to look and feel your best this holiday season. Which of these plastic surgery holiday trends will you participate in during 2020?

The Gift of Beauty

What do you give the person who has everything? They don’t need another mug. They already have too many sweaters. Why not give the gift of beauty?

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a trend of giving plastic surgery procedures and gift certificates for the holiday season. Sometimes, family members or friends pool their resources to help pay for a breast augmentation or facelift procedure for a special someone on their holiday list. Non-surgical options like Botox or dermal fillers are also popular holiday gifts.

If you’re hoping to give the gift of beauty this year, contact us to explore options. Man or woman, old or young, this is one holiday gift anyone on your list will love.

Non-Surgical Treatments for a Pre-Holiday Touchup

When you only see family once or twice a year, it’s essential to look your best when you get together. Our patients love using our non-surgical treatments to get holiday ready.

Holiday get-togethers may look a little different this year, but looking great is always on trend, whether you’re enjoying cocktails at home during a work Zoom Christmas party or gathering at an in-person New Year’s Eve event.

Botox and dermal fillers are two of our most popular non-surgical treatments. These injectables provide quick results with minimal downtime. We recommend scheduling your treatments at least a week before any holiday parties. A week will give you plenty of time to recover and will ensure your results are event-ready.

Take a Holiday Staycation and Get Plastic Surgery Instead

Many of our patients have chosen to defer their holiday travel this year. Staying home for the holidays provides a unique opportunity to treat yourself to a long-awaited plastic surgery procedure.

Scheduling your treatment over the holidays is a popular plastic surgery trend. Having built-in time off from work means you won’t need to use precious vacation days for your recovery. No one needs to know you had a cosmetic procedure over your holiday break.

Take a staycation this holiday season. Get the liposuction or breast surgery you’ve always wanted and start the new year with a new look and new confidence. If you’re dreaming of plastic surgery this holiday season, start planning now with a consultation. The holidays are almost here!

Trends come and go, but looking great will never go out of style. Dr. George Landis is delighted to bring top-quality plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments to men and women in Plymouth and Minneapolis. Contact our office to learn more about your options or to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon.

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