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4 Nov

Fat transfer for buttocks augmentation part 2

Each human being has a stable weight, which is controlled by hormones, biologic feedbacks, and metabolic rate, among other things. If you gain weight to a moderate obesity of 20 - 40 kg of body fat, the fat cells  actually get bigger, which is called hypertrophy. The absolute number of fat cells remains constant, which is called hypertrophic adipose deposition. Now, as you gain weight in excess of 40 kg of body fat, there is a point where the fat cell cannot get bigger and a process is triggered that forms new cells. This is called hyperplasia adipose deposition, which results in an increase of the actual number of fat cells.The hyperplasia phenomenon is seen routinely in many of my patients....
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4 Nov

Fat transfer for buttocks augmentation part 1

Understanding what fat is and how it behaves is of paramount importance to understand the fat transfer procedure to sculpt any part of the body including the buttocks. Adipose tissue or fat tissue is composed of fat cells and a tissue called connective tissue that holds them in place. These fat cells contain lipids and this is what gives the fat cells the yellow color.  Fat cells can grow as big as 120 microns as a person gains weight. To put this on perspective, a human hair is typically between 40 to 120 microns.  In other words,  fat cells can get pretty large.A large aggregate of fat cells with connective and its blood supply form two layers throughout the body....
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