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Dr. Khouri’s breakthrough procedure creates wondrous results for cosmetic and breast reconstruction patients, plus it has the incredible extra benefit of body sculpting through liposuction. This is your opportunity to remove unwanted fat from problem areas in your body. Miami Breast Center patients are thrilled, not only with their breasts, but with their newly contoured bodies. Dr. Khouri calls this a “Two-Fer” or “two-for-one”.
In order to perform the micro-fat grafts to reconstruct or augment a breast, Dr. Khouri will perform gentle liposuction from wherever there is fat to spare. This is sometimes called lipoplasty, contouring liposuction, or just lipo.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Khouri will examine you and together you will determine which areas to harvest your fat from. He can help you determine through a series of individualized questions which are the best areas but ultimately the decision is yours. The most common areas are the abdomen, back and thighs. He and his medical assistant will answer all of your questions about the liposuction process.
During your out-patient breast procedure, you are placed under anesthesia. You will first have fat removed with a cannula, a slim, hollow, steel tube. It is inserted under the skin and is attached to a vacuum that pulls fat through the cannula into a collection container. Through a series of repeated movements using suction the fat is extracted. This is how the liposuction is performed. There are approximate 4-6 entry points per liposuction area. This is necessary in order to extract your fat evenly. The size of the nick or cut created by entry point of the cannula is about the thickness of a grain of rice. No stitches are needed.
Dr. Khouri utilizes one of the smallest cannula’s in the industry to perform your liposuction. He developed the instrument himself. It is NOT a laser-assisted liposuction tool that burns fat. Dr. Khouri performs a standard liposuction with a very fine cannula that gently extracts fat through suction. It is so small that no stitches are needed to close the entry points of the cannula.
Dr. Khouri extracts your fat evenly by using a criss-cross technique during liposuction. He removes fat in layers very careful not to remove too much fat from one area. By doing this he is able to avoid the common liposuction complaints like uneven liposuction, sagging skin, and excessive liposuction of fat leaving visible divots and dents. Dr. Khouri has many years of experience performing liposuction and is very meticulous about achieving the best results. Our patient’s satisfaction is very important to us.
While you’re still under anesthesia, after Dr. Khouri injects the fat back into your breasts, the medical team will bandage your breasts and a special post-operative garment is placed on your body. The garment gives you support and maintains a healthy pressure on the liposuction areas. When you wake up you are ready to go home to recover.
The post-operative garment is worn 24/7 for three weeks after surgery and 12 hours a day after that. You’ll be surprised how good the support from the garment feels. The liposuction areas will be bruised and swollen. You may also see inflammation of the veins in the thighs if they are treated. This will go away after a few weeks. You will have drainage from the entry points of the cannula. This is normal and the drainage will last 3-5 days. The nicks from the cannula will close and scab after the drainage stops and the scabs will fall off within 2-3 weeks. They will fade fully within 2-3 months. Full recovery is expected 3 months after the procedure. Patients can return to desk work only 1-2 weeks after the procedure.
With our procedure you’ll be happy with your new breasts and your new silhouette. Our breast procedure with body sculpting is really a two-for-one deal.