Fat Grafting for Scars

Dr. Roger Khouri, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains a scar could be conceived as a brick wall separating into compartments that breaks down the healthy fat. “We go through the brick wall and create a bee hive that we fill with fat to have less brick and more fat.”

He says if they repeat this a few times, there is no more brick. They are able to melt away a scar by putting fat around it.

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WE HAVE A FEW MINUTES LEFT BUT I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO SHOW OUR VIEWERS. > THIS SHOWS YOU THAT A SCARS COULD BE CONCEIVED AS A BRICK WALL SEPARATING INTO COMPARTMENTS WHICH BREAKS DOWN THE HEALTHY FAT. WE GO IN WITH A NEEDLE AND THERE IS NO CUTTING. WE HAVE THE BRICK WALL FULL OF A BEE HIVE FULL OF FACT. LESS BRICK AND MORE FAT. IF YOU REPEAT THIS A FEW TIMES, THERE IS NO MORE BRICK. IT BECOMES THE METRIC FOR THE FACT GRAFT. SO WE ARE ABLE TO MELT AWAY A SCAR. PUTTING FAT AROUND IT, THERE IS A BALANCE AND BY ADDING MORE, YOU CAN TURN IT AROUND. SO THIS IS A VERY COMMON SCAR, MORE COMMON BEFORE THE DAYS OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY, EVERYONE HAD TO MAKE THIS INCISION AND THESE ARE HEALTHY, FATTY COMPARTMENTS AND NOW THESE ARE SIMPLE OPERATIONS. WE DO THEM UNDER LOCAL AND IS THESE YOU. THE MESH EXPANDS AND FILLS THE FACT. > SO FOR A WOMAN WHO HAS A C-SECTION — THAT WOULD BE ME — WHEN THE SCAR TURNS INTO A — NOBODY SEES IT BUT I SEE IT. WE CAN TRANSFER THIS TO A TISSUE.
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