This case has been published on our YouTube channel, but we are re-publishing it again on this Vlog, as this patient has recently returned for her third session.
This young multi-sports athlete in her mid-20s, who runs, lifts weight, swims, bikes and does contact sports like kick boxing and taekwondo, faces one of the biggest challenges which many female athletes face: as their body fat disappears due to their vigorous physical activities and training, their breasts and buttocks shrink as well. Unfortunately, when you burn body fat by exercising, you can’t order your body to burn fat only from certain areas. You can’t “spot reduce”. As a matter of fact, although the breasts and buttocks shrink, some stubborn pockets may continue to persist. This is when liposuction and autologous fat grafting procedures come in extremely useful. This athlete visits Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie for outer thighs and arms liposuction, and have the fat transferred to her breasts. From this video and subsequent videos following this one, one will notice that although this athlete is extremely lean and muscular, her arms are still covered by a significant layer of fat. Despite all her hard work out and training, she still can’t see the beautiful definition of her arms muscles! This is what we call “stubborn fat”. It just won’t go away no matter what you do. Liposuction is indicated in such patients; those who are already slim, but have stubborn fat which won’t seem to go away no matter what. Liposuction is not indicated on overweight and obese patients! The fat aspirated through liposuction can also be used to augment the breasts, buttocks and rejuvenate the face. One of the biggest challenges which many athletes face are: sunken mid-face as they burn away their facial fat through vigorous training, as well as shrinking breasts and buttocks. Ever wonder why hardcore athletes almost always appear older than their real age? That’s because they have burnt off all their facial fat! You can’t choose the best of both worlds: appearing ripped and toned, and youthful at the same time. If you chose to have single digit fat percentage and beautiful ripped abs, you might appear old, haggard and tired, because you burnt off your facial fat at the same time. However, the good thing is you can always harvest fat and inject it back into your face. It is extremely challenging to harvest fat from someone who is already slim. Liposuction on a fat person is easy. Liposuction on a thin person is technically difficult! There is also very little room for error on a thin person. Therefore, it is extremely important to look for highly-skilled and experienced surgeon who regularly performs liposuction and fat grafting on slim and thin patients, such as Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie. As far as safety is concerned, syringe liposuction technique is the safest liposuction technique to perform on an extremely slim patient with very thin layer of fat, as the surgeon has full control with a just a plastic syringe to ensure he always remains in that fat layer. Deaths occur when a surgeon loses control of his device and end up puncturing internal organs! Remember, in a thin patient with very thin layer of fat, it is easy to “overshoot” and damage important organs located underneath the fat!
Video 1: Pre-operative assessment.
Video 2: A skinny athlete with “flabby” arms.
Video 3: Outer thighs liposuction on a skinny athlete.
Video 4: A skinny athlete with sagging buttocks.
Video 5: Outer thighs liposuction on a skinny athlete.
Video 6: Completion of left outer thigh liposuction. A Comparison between right and left thighs, before and after liposuction.
Video 7: Granny buttocks to bubble buttocks with liposuction.
Video 8: Completion of fat injection into left breast.
Video 9: Pre-operative arms.
Video 10: Completion of left arm liposuction. Comparison of right and left arms, before and after liposuction.
Video 11: Result of arms liposuction and fat injection into both breasts.
Video 12: Result of arms liposuction, 5 months later: A Masterpiece!
Video 13: Transformation from “granny butts” to “bubble butts” with saddle bags removal, 5 months later.
Video 14: Result of autologous fat grafting breasts augmentation, 5 months later.
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Combination of liposuction and autologous fat grafting to breasts or/and buttocks can be seen here: http://elixirdevie.sg/autologousfattransferforbreastaugmentation.html
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