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Fat grafting: the new plastic surgery

Fat grafting has created a revolution in traditional approaches to facial rejuvenation. But what is fat grafting and how is is done?.....

Fat is the new elixir of youth

As plastic surgeons discover the extraordinary rejuvenative properties of fat grafting, the emphasis is shifting to combination therapies, incorporating both the traditional ‘nip and tuck’ with facial volume restoration to re-contour, shape and even ‘beautify’ patients.

The aging process manifests itself variably in a combination of sagging and skin excess, progressive facial volume loss and skin changes. Consequentially comprehensive facial rejuvenation requires not just the traditional nip-tucks but restoration of facial volume.

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Groter is nie al wat saak maak nie

Borsvergrotings is een van die gewildste kosmetiese-chirurgie-prosedures in Suid-Afrika.

“Ons het nie enige amptelike syfers nie, maar as jy rondvra en met jou kollegas gesels, kom jy agter dit is een van die gewildste prosedures – indien nie dié gewildste nie,” sê dr. Chris Snijman, ’n plastiese chirurg van Johannesburg en nasionale sekretaris van die Vereniging van Plastiese en Rekonstruktiewe Chirurge van Suid-Afrika.

Dr. Stuart Geldenhuys, ’n kosmetiese chirurg van Kaapstad, stem saam. “In my praktyk is dit die prosedure wat die meeste versoek word,” vertel hy.

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No more oversized boobs

Has it become passé to have a boob job? ... Actually, no, breast augmentation has never been more popular.

As we well know, women looking to boost their self-confidence, sensuality and sense of well-being might opt to go under the knife.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2010 statistics on cosmetic surgery, there has been over 155 percent increase in the total number of cosmetic procedures since 1997.

The top cosmetic surgical procedure in 2010 in America was breast augmentation with a whopping 318 123 procedures being done that year.

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