Dr Alberto Di Giuseppe: Twitter Q&A

Last week we held a live Twitter web chat with plastic surgeon, Dr Alberto Di Giuseppe, who took to The Private Clinic Twitter feed to answer your questions about Liposuction, Breast Enhancement procedures using Fat Transfer and Plastic Surgery in general.

Dr Di Giuseppe

Before the Q&A session had even started, Dr Di Giuseppe was inundated with a variety of questions from the floor – we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sent in a question for Dr Di Giuseppe to answer!

About Dr Alberto Di Giuseppe

Dr Alberto Di Giuseppe is a world renowned plastic surgeon, who has led the field in Liposuction techniques and helped to develop the newest treatments to enhance breast shape and size using fat transfer, also known as Fat Grafting. He has co-edited four books on Lipoplasty and is considered to be a world leader in ultra-sound assisted Lipo techniques.

Dr Di Giuseppe has recently appeared in the Mail Online, having performed what we call an ‘Organic Facelift’ on 57 year old, Rosetta Citton, which saw fat being harvested from Rosetta’s thighs via VASER Liposuction and re-injected into her face as a natural volume-enhancing filler. In case you missed the article, you can read all about the procedure here.

A full transcript of the Q&A session is available below – should you have any additional questions for Dr Di Giuseppe, be sure to leave them in the comment section of this blog post and we will put them to the Doctor on your behalf.

 

Transcript

Introductory Tweets

Hello, I’m Dr Di Giuseppe and I’m here to take your general #PlasticSurgery questions #TPCPlasticSurgery

You can submit your questions and follow the conversation using the #TPCPlasticSurgery hashtag

So to begin.. #TPCPlasticSurgery

Questions:

Shelley asks: Do you perform fat transfer to the buttocks using fat from the #ankles, calves and inner #thighs? #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: Shelley, we take #fat from all the areas where there is a sufficient amount #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: The goal of the procedure is to #sculpt the body and give shape #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: Flanks and #abdomen are the other two areas more often utilised for their #fat, as well as the #thighs #TPCPlasticSurgery

@LauraThomas89 asks: Why does a #boob reduction leave such extensive #scarring when a boob job leaves hardly anything?#TPCPlasticSurgery

A: @laurathomas89, Depending on the position of the #breast you need to take extra skin out #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: Depending on #shape and position of the #nipple area, you can have a #periareola scar or periareola vertical scar #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: ..with this kind of scar you can probably solve 98% of breast reduction #TPCPlasticSurgery

@LauraThomas89 asks: I’ve heard that the belly button is a tell-tale sign that someone’s had #lipo – is this true? #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: .@LauraThomas89 I would describe #liposuction as too aggressive if detectable by the #belly button #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: You must respect the #anatomy and the natural shape of the body – or this can look unnatural #TPCPlasticSurgery

Diva asks: I’m interested in a #boob job with fat transfer. What percentage of people’s bodies reject the #fat transfer? #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: Diva, There is no #fat rejection, because it is your own fat #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: What you would need to factor is the percentage of #fat which stays viable, which is between 70 and 85% #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: It is very important that you maintain your own weight for this to remain stable #TPCPlasticSurgery

Diva asks: How much #fat do you need to transfer for a #BreastEnhancement procedure? Wondering if I have enough.. #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: Diva, everybody has a certain amount of #fat which can be taken. It takes 400ml of fat to increase one cup size #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: I would need to see you in person first to offer a more accurate answer #TPCPlasticSurgery

Hayley asks: Hi Dr, is it possible to have a #cosmetic #surgery procedure that gives you #dimples? Thanks. #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: Hayley, yes, the procedure involves the removal of #bichat fat pad, which would be removed with an #oral incision #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: In the long term this procedure may result in #wrinkles #TPCPlasticSurgery

.@BeautyGeekUK asks: I’d like to know what are the best treatments for post #acne #scarring if money is no object please? #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: @BeautyGeekUK, The best treatment for post #acne #scarring is #laser, #chemical peel or #dermabrasion #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: These procedures remove the superficial layer of the #skin which includes the #scar & promotes the healing of new #skin #TPCPlasticSurgery

Laura Ann asks: How big do you have to be to have #liposuction TPCPlasticSurgery

A: Laura Ann, #liposuction is not a treatment for #weight loss or #obesity #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: #Lipo is an operation for #sculpting the body, which is different #TPCPlasticSurgery

Laura Ann asks: What’s the most popular #boobjob size? #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: Laura Ann, the most popular cup is between a C and a D, but this is on top of what you already have #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: If you have an A cup and have this #procedure, you will have between a C and a D cup #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: Ten years ago it was between a B and a C cup #TPCPlasticSurgery

Laura Ann asks: What is the #recovery period for getting your #ears pinned back? Do you have to wear a bandage? #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: Laura Ann, yes you need to wear a #bandage for 24 hours, then we use a headband to keep everything in place #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: The recovery period for having your #ears pinned back is about 10 days #TPCPlasticSurgery

.@LauraWheat asks: My mum wants to ask if you can remove colourless #FacialMoles without #scarring? #TPCPlasticSurgery

.@LauraWheat asks: Also treatments for #facial spots! #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: @LauraWheat, you can’t guarantee that there will not be any #scarring #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: Depending on what the #AgeSpot is like, will determine the treatment #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: For brown #AgeSpots we will use a #pulsed light source #TPCPlasticSurgery

.@fatgirlinlycra asks: With recent #implant issues, how are #plastic #surgeons insuring ones undertaken now are safe? #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: @fatgirlinlycra, Apart from the #PIP #implants, all other implants are done properly #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: The quality assurance of the top brands such as, #Nagor and#Mentor, has always been the top level – for 40 yrs so far #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: Problems start to arise when price is the deciding factor over quality #TPCPlasticSurgery #Implants

A: All the French brands actually offer life warranty on the quality of #implants #TPCPlasticSurgery

.@BeautyGeekUK asks: Can I ask which #lasers or #peels you think are most effective specifically for post #acne scarring? #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: @beautygeekuk, The most effective #laser for #acne scarring is #Co2 #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: The best peel is #Phenol, which is normally used in combination with other ingredients #TPCPlasticSurgery

.@Fighting_Fifty asks: Is there anything you can do to prepare your #skin before #surgery? #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: @Fighting_Fifty, there is no #skin preparation prior to #surgery for body treatment #TPCPlasticSurgery

A: If the patient is very #overweight, I would advise that they lose a few pounds prior to the treatment #TPCPlasticSurgery

Closing the session

That’s it from me today. Thanks for all of your #TPCPlasticSurgery questions!

A transcript from the session will be available online very soon – be sure to keep your eyes peeled! #TPCPlasticSurgery

 

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