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This young multi-sports athlete in her late-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 2.5 years ago for autologous fat grafting breasts augmentation. As she was so skinny and lean, she has been turned down by many surgeons. All of them offered her breast implants, instead. However, she did not wish to put foreign material into her body. She scoured the internet and found Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie.
During the first session, Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie performed liposuction on her outer thighs and arms, and have the fat transferred to her breasts. One can notice that although this athlete was extremely lean and muscular, her arms were still covered by a significant layer of fat. Despite all her hard work out and training, she still could not 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!
This athlete completed her whole body liposuction within a year, and had altogether 3 sessions of fat injection into her breasts. During the second session, Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie performed liposuction on her inner thighs. During the third session, fat was harvested from her “love handles” (lower back) and lower abdomen.
She now returns to Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie for 4th session of fat transfer to her breasts, during which Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie harvests fat from her already “washboard” upper abdomen!
The result of her whole body liposuction and fat transfer to breasts, 2.5 years later, is simply astonishing, especially the transformation of her granny buttocks to bubble buttocks! Many women, especially of South American, African, Middle Eastern and South Asian descents always think that thick saddle bags and wide lower buttocks are sexy. What they do not realize is that when the lower buttocks and lower hips are wider than the mid-hips, the buttocks appear droopy and sagging, especially when such buttocks are combined with thick, thunder thighs, hence the term: granny butt!
Video 33: Pre-operative marking.
Video 34: Completion of fat injection to breasts.
Video 35: Result of upper abdominal liposuction and fat transfer to breasts on a skinny athlete.
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