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/24-7PressRelease/ - RALEIGH, NC, July 25, 2008 - Dr. Michael Law, a board certified plastic surgeon in Raleigh, North Carolina, sees patients from all parts of the world seeking natural looking plastic surgery. "Fat grafting has changed the results of facial plastic surgery dramatically. Traditional facelifts simply do not provide the natural result of microfat grafting," says Dr. Law.
Fat grafting with fat injections has been performed by plastic surgeons for decades. There is no question that fat is the ideal material for soft tissue augmentation, and that the results obtained with fat grafting are the most natural-appearing. However, one problem with this procedure in years past has been resorption (breakdown) of the grafted fat, so that the resulting improvement is not permanent. The grafted fat must gain its own blood supply in its new location in order to persist long-term, and this generally is not possible when large amounts are injected at once and when specialized instrumentation and techniques are not employed.
A relatively new technique has been developed called structural fat grafting, lipostructure, or microfat grafting, in which small amounts (less than 0.1 cc at a time) of fat are carefully microinjected in a series of discrete layers to gradually 'build' new soft tissue structure. As there is space between each microinjection, new blood vessels are able to grow into the grafted fat, allowing it to persist.
This is a procedure that requires specialized training and specialized surgical instruments, as well as patience and attention to detail on the part of the surgeon. When lipostructure or microfat grafting is performed properly, permanent improvements in facial plastic surgery are possible.
Structural fat grafting can be performed on eyelid hollows, to fill sunken cheeks, for filling sunken tear troughs under the eyes and is often used for blepharoplasty correction when too much skin and or fat has been removed in an eyelid surgical procedure. Some people who have experienced fat loss as a result of procedures such as IPL or Thermage can also benefit greatly from permanent fat injections.
Since opening his N.C. Plastic surgery practice in 2003, his business has been recognized as one of the best in the nation, alongside other plastic surgeons in Southern California, New York, and Florida. Dr. Law has been recognized by both the public and his peers for his outstanding achievements and talent. About Michael Law MD:
Dr. Michael Law is a board-certified plastic surgeon. A native of Raleigh, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.D. degree at Emory University, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Dr. Law then traveled west and undertook a total of ten years of formal surgical training. Upon completing his surgical training, he remained in California where he had a successful aesthetic plastic surgery practice in Beverly Hills. North Carolina always seemed like home, however, and in 2002 he made the decision to return home to Raleigh to be closer to his family and to raise a family of his own. He resides in Raleigh with his wife and two young sons.
Dr. Law continues to see patients from Beverly Hills and from all parts of the country seeking beautiful, natural results from plastic surgery.
He has been featured extensively in national media but he has declined invitations to participate in plastic surgery reality television programs.
Dr. Law performs surgery in a hospital O.R. he provides a complimentary overnight hospital stay to enhance patient comfort and to provide peace of mind to patients and their families. Dr. Law believes that great plastic surgery doesn't look like surgery, it just makes people look great.
For more information about natural looking facial rejuvenation please contact Michael Law MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at 919-256-0900 or visit http://www.michaellawmd.com.
About Michael Law MD Plastic Surgery
Michael Law MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is located in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Law performs a full range of aesthetic plastic surgery for the face and body.
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