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Month: April 2016

Do Cheek Fat Injections Dissolve if I Lose Weight?

The cheek area is one of the first places to lose volume as we age, and many people turn to cheek augmentation to try and regain the loss of youthful fat.Fat grafting is often the preferred method to enhance the cheeks, because itproduces natural-looking results. One of the common questions doctors often get asked about the procedure is – Do cheek fat injections dissolve if I lose weight?

Fat grafting for cheeks
Fat grafting for cheeks is a procedure that involves the use of a patient’s own fat to restore volume to the cheeks. The fat is first harvested from a donor area that has unwanted fat, which is typically the abdomen or thighs. It is then processed in a centrifuge to separate the fatty portion, before being injected into the cheeks.

Do fat grafts dissolve if you lose weight?
When the fat is injected initially it does not have its own blood supply. However, the speed with which it develops influences the amount of fat that survives, but some of the fat will die while the blood vessels are developing.

Once the grafted fat gains its own blood supply, it will remain in the long term. The fat cells usually behave in a manner that is consistent with the site from which they were taken. The fat will not ‘dissolve’ if you lose weight, but there will be some volume loss if there is significant weight reduction.

Having said that it’s important to note that people who are considerably overweight or intend to lose a lot of weight, are not ideal candidates for fat grafting procedures.

If you would like to find out more about fat injections to augment your cheeks, contact Dr.Rudy Coscia, Sacramento, CA, by calling (916) 929-1833. Dr. Coscia also has an office in Roseville, CA. Call (916) 773-5559 to schedule a consultation at that location.

Onyx Healthcare unveiled innovative features at HIMSS 2016.

The success of the HIMSS 2016 in Las Vegas was a clear indication of how digital innovation continues to transform healthcare. It’s impossible to measure the future value of the interactions that took place, and the connections that were forged. Medical IT companies like Onyx Healthcare unveiled innovative features at HIMSS 2016.

Onyx Healthcare is committed to improving the connectivity between the various health departments, and the medical personnelresponsible for patient care. HIMSS 2016 offered the perfect opportunity for Onyx to showcase:

  • Our latest medical tabletseries – Medical tablets are one of the patient-provider technologies that took center-stage at HIMSS 2016. They’ve become a hit,because they eliminate the need to push mobile workstations around. Our latest release in this category allowsaccess to EMRs and PACs, facilitates telemedicine consultation, and permits medical personnel to upload patient interview and discharge data to the hospital database.
  • Innovations in patient engagement – There is an increasing demand for tools to drive patient engagement. Onyx showcased solutions like the 18.5″ Celeron Quad Core Healthcare Infotainment Terminal, which can significantly enhance patient comfort. They Celeron Quad Core brings together the functionalities of a television, phone, and computer, so that patients can be entertained, and also communicate easily with family and medical staff.
  • Advancesin operating room technology -The operating room is another area where technology is transforming the delivery of healthcare. At HIMSS 2016 Onyxunveiled its 4K ultra high performance computer and Integrated Clinical Environment, which is designed to assist with improving the operation process.

These are only a few of the innovative features Onyx Healthcare unveiled at HIMSS 2016. Call 714-792-0774to find out about our other products, or go online to http://usa.onyx-healthcare.com/.

What are the best questions to ask a plastic surgeon before any procedure?

Each year millions of Americans undergo plastic surgery, but unfortunately they are often not well informed about what to expect during and after the procedure. To get the best results, you need to discuss the surgery fully, and in order to do that you must be aware of what are the best questions to ask a plastic surgeon before any procedure. We take a look at some of the most important questions below.

•    What are your qualifications/credentials
You should always select a surgeon who is accredited by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). The ABPS certification is a clear sign of a surgeon’s training and expertise.

•    Where will the surgery take place
The surgery must always be done in an accredited surgical facility or a hospital. Accreditation by an organization such as the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care AAAHC is confirmation that the facility has met the specific guidelines relating to safety and quality.

•    What are the potential risks and complications
There are potential risks to every surgical procedure. A good plastic surgeon will be able to let you know what those risks are, and why they sometimes occur.

•    What is the expected recovery time?
You need to know how the length of the recovery period, so that you can request time off from work, and get help if you need to.

It is also important to make certain that the surgeon has performed the procedure many times, over a number of years. They should also have hospital privileges, so that they are able to treat you at a hospital, in the event of an emergency.

Looking for an experienced plastic surgeon in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area? Contact Dr. Heather Rocheford, at Rocheford Plastic Surgery, Woodbury, MN. Call (651) 739-1100to book a consultation.

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