Another plastic surgery first for Dr. Lewis Obi who presented his early cases where this exciting new technique was used to his colleagues at an advanced symposium in 2010. Palomar’s SlimLipo™ laser lipo platform is utilized in patients seeking treatment of moderate breast sag and who are also interested or in need of breast implants.
Noticeable scars that commonly result from a surgical breast lift are avoided with the use of the skin tightening SlimLipo laser lipo platform in combination with the use of the style 410 (gummy bear) solid matrix implants. Both breast augmentation and skin brassiere tightening is accomplished through a small crescent incision at the edge of the aerola which is hidden by the skin color difference between the aerola and the breast. Crescent excisions along with internal breast pocket tailoring, and insertion of the Gummy Bear Style 410 implants may also be performed through the same areolar incision. Simultaneously, the SlimLipo laser platform may be used to eliminate rolls from the outer chest and sculpture the abdomen.
Advanced Uses of Scarless Laser Lifting & Skin Tightening
Dr. Lewis Obi was one of the lead plastic surgeons for Palomar when they introduced the SlimLipo (LifeSculpt) laser lipo platform in 2008. His in-depth experience as a surgeon and with this new laser technology lead Dr. Obi to develope many novel applications for the new laser wave lengths invented by Palomar. In addition to the scarless breast lift/skin tightening of the breasts (above), he also integrated the use of stem cell fat grafting as well as combining the newly introduced Seri “Silk” Surgical Scaffold with lasers and the patient’s own adult stem cells.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Obi at Obi Plastic Surgery to learn more about the new “Gummy Bear Shaped Gel Breast Implant” by Natrelle® and how this implant can greatly enhance the results of breast augmentation surgery.
These newly developed technologies were quickly applied to many of Dr, Lewis Obi’s mastectomy patients. Many breast cancer patients are treated with lumpectomy combined with irradiation of the cancerous breast. This results in significant asymmetry of the breast with contraction of the irradiated breast and a larger saggier breast on the non cancer side. Many of these patients may be treated without surgery by performing a scarless breast lift/reduction on the non cancerous side simultaneously with stem cell enhanced fat grafting to the irradiated/lumpectomy side.
Note the reversal of the irradiation damage to the skin as well as the restored volume on the cancer side. The right breast was reduced/lifted non-surgically with the SlimLipo laser. Stem cell enhanced fat is not used in the breast unless the patient is cancer free for at least 5 years. However, processed fat grafting may be used in all patients.