Fat Freezing gets FDA approval

Louisville Liposuction is one of my more commonly performed procedures, but now it appears new technology in on the way that may replace liposuction in selected cases. The process has been used in Europe apparently for some time to treat small fat deposits close to the skin surface. The skin is pinched between cooling plates and the fat pad trapped between the plates is frozen and killed. The dead fat cells then are broken down by the body. The skin, due to its superior blood supply, is able to survive the freezing.

The treatment is not applicable to deeper fat deposits nor for very large areas. Here Liposuction, a tummy tuck and of course diet and exercise are still the main players.

Lee Corbett, MD

www.CorbettCosmeticSurgery.com

Nipple Sensation after Surgery

As a Louisville Plastic Surgeon, a common question from women considering a Louisville Breast Augmentation or from men considering a Louisville Breast Reduction is the issue of nipple sensation after surgery.

Contrary to what may seem intuitive, an incision at the areolar edge does not lead to long  term nipple sensory loss. This is true for a female breast augmentation or breast lift and a male or female breast reduction.

The reason that you loose sensation to the nipple area on a permanent basis stems from an injury to the 4th Intercostal Nerve. This nerve lives deep within the breast on the rib cage surface. It is not affected by a skin incision but rather the deeper maneuvers Louisville Plastic Surgeons make to perform your breast surgery.

Lee Corbett, MD
www.CorbettCosmeticSurgery.com

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