During the last weekend in October, Dr. Franklyn Elliott and his medical team traveled to New Orleans for Plastic Surgery The Meeting hosted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The five day conference featured a variety of panels and lectures about plastic and reconstructive surgery from surgeons around the nation.
Dr. Elliott was especially impressed by a presentation that discussed the use of fat transfers for burn patients. During these procedures, surgeons are able to inject fat underneath the skin graft, specifically on the hands to provide dramatically improved, natural looking results for these patients. Fat injections remained a hot topic throughout the conference as Dr. Elliott also attended a panel on facelift surgery techniques using fat injections.
Dr. Elliott has been using fat injections for facelifts for eight years and has found it especially helpful for patients who have a thinner face. However, he understands the importance of not over injecting certain areas like the lower lid because it is very difficult to remove the fat once it’s there and can make a patient’s face look unnatural.
The increased use of fat injections in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery was also discussed at the conference. Dr. Elliott uses fat extensively in reconstructive breast surgery and is increasing use in cosmetic procedures such as breast lifts and augmentation. Depending on a patient’s unique features, fat injections may provide better results than a traditional breast revision or lift.
Not only did Dr. Elliott enjoy attending many panels, he also presented on a breast reconstruction panel with facility colleagues from around the nation. They discussed breast implant and tissue expanders, as well as the pedicle and free TRAM techniques.
Overall, Dr. Elliott and his medical team felt the conference indicated a positive growth about the cosmetic and reconstructive industry and its future as industry exhibitors presented advanced technologies and innovations.
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