Cosmetic Fat Bank
Cosmetic Fat Bank
We are excited to announce that the Dr. Lanzer Clinic is the proud owner of Australia’s first commercial cosmetic fat cell storage bank. This is a breakthrough in cosmetic surgery. If you’re planning liposuction, store your fat for future cosmetic use. Use your own fat as a soft anti-ageing filler for the face and other areas.
What Is a Cosmetic Fat Bank?
The Cosmetic Fat Bank of Australia was developed to allow fat to be stored indefinitely for further cosmetic therapies. The banking is a highly sophisticated process that involves cleaning, preparing, and slowly freezing the fat to -190 degrees Celsius. This installation has cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and we believe it will change the entire approach to the treatment of ageing.
Who Should Consider Using a Cosmetic Fat Bank?
Many patients can consider the cosmetic fat bank, since there are a lot of treatments that may involve the reintroduction of fat. For example, patients considering a fat transfer in the future, could benefit from storing fat obtained during a liposuction procedure.
What Can Fat from a Cosmetic Fat Bank Be Used for?
Stored body fat is often used for fat transfer treatments. The concept of removing fat from one part of the body and injecting it into another part of the body is one of the most exciting techniques and developments in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive Surgery. By using liposuction techniques, fat can be harvested from one part of the body and then re-injected into the part of the body where more fat is required.
The obvious advantage of fat is that it’s your own and therefore the body cannot react against it. More recently it has been shown that fat naturally contains fat stem cells that have beneficial effects. They can also be used for Joint Therapy.
Fat transfer candidates considering liposuction in Melbourne are now able to get a direct benefit for years to come; this from their own fat! In the past, the problem with using fat has always been that best results are obtained with multiple injections, as with any filler. This previously meant multiple sessions of taking fat, since storing fat in a regular freezer is inaccurate and only a small percentage of the fat survives. Now, multiple further treatments are possible with only one liposuction in Melbourne.
Where Can Fat Be Transferred to?
- Face: Full-face rejuvenation with fat stromal/stem cells for general youthfulness of the skin or localised areas such as cheeks, lip folds, the lips or the eyebrows.
- Hands: Rejuvenation by thickening the skin on the back of the hands.
- Buttocks: for fuller volume and shaping.
- Any other areas: such as the neck, areas of cellulite, scars, and depressions or defects for elevation.
How Is Fat Transfer to the Face Performed?
To carry out this procedure, Dr Lanzer uses two new devices: “The Adivive and the Cell brush”. The Adivive is a fat preparation machine. It concentrates and purifies the fat so that it’s rich in Adipose (fat) Derived Stromal/Stem Cells (ADSC). Using the Cell brush, Dr Lanzer can insert micro-droplets of fat under the entire face/skin to cause smoothing, firming and tightening, as well as returning a more youthful shape back to your face.
Discover Cosmetic Fat Bank Advantages!
How does the Fat Bank work?
Fat is taken by liposuction, concentrated with the Adivive, and then prepared for freezing in a special highly sterile biological cabinet. To ensure safety and precision, the fat is bar-coded so that one can be sure that later their own fat is being reused.
The fat is Cryopreserved and frozen using a special slow freezing device that takes about 90 minutes. The fat is then placed in the ultra-cold freezer for long-term storage. The freezer is minus 190 degrees Celsius compared to a regular freezer of minus twenty degrees Celsius.
We put the patient to sleep once and do the liposuction. We only need to remove fat through liposuction once; this will provide us with all the fat needed for later injections.
Fat is harvested from patients via liposuction in our Melbourne clinic; this before the fat is drained and cleaned. Protectants will then be added to the lipids before being put into a slow freeze.
Can I See Some Examples of the Fat Transfer?
At the Dr. Lanzer Clinic, patients can find before and after photographs. These photographs are obtained from patients who have obtained a cosmetic surgery procedure at our clinic; this may include the fat transfer.
All photographs represent one person’s experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients of Dr Lanzer. The visible change in these photographs has occurred because of the procedure(s) undertaken.
Best results are obtained when the procedure is combined with a balanced diet and exercise. Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up.
How Long Can Fat Be Stored in a Cosmetic Fat Bank?
Since the stored fat is frozen through a special process, it is possible to store the patient’s fat for the entire patient’s lifetime. Of course, patients always have the option to remove their stored fat from the cosmetic fat bank if they decide they no longer require it.
What Is the Cost of Using a Cosmetic Fat Bank?
Naturally, the cost of using our cosmetic fat bank is subject to the amount of fat stored in the facility. For more information regarding the cost of storing fat in our cosmetic fat bank, please contact the Dr. Lanzer Clinic today.
Patients interested in a procedure can acquire more information about procedure cost at the Dr. Lanzer Clinic. We will be happy to brief you regarding the costs involved in this procedure.
We offer a FREE, No Obligation Cosmetic Surgery Consultation and a detailed explanation of the procedure. Dr Lanzer can email all patients a detailed consent form which provides information related to the surgery. This information is made available to all patients before surgery, allowing enough time for the patient to ask any questions they may have.