Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

Breast Enhancement (augmentation) Without Surgery?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Feb 14, 2013 1:04:00 PM

Boise's Idaho Statesman's Healthy Advice Page can be found in Thursday's Paper. Dr. Brian Kerr is a contributor.

Q: Is there anything I can do to get fuller breasts
besides having surgery?

A: Many of the clients that visit with me would like the “breast fairy” to sprinkle a little magic their way….but are afraid to get breast implants because they do not want to undergo breast surgery (breast augmentation) or they don’t like the fake look.

There is an alternative out there that may solve your dilemma. Fat Transfer is a great way to give the breasts a lift.

A study by Louisiana State University found that out of 40 patients who had their own fat transferred from areas like their abdomen and thighs there was a high satisfaction rate. The patients showed improvement in the shape and size of their breasts which remained natural looking and soft. They had fullness and cleavage. This study concluded that fat transfer is a low-complication alternative to a breast lift with implants.

"I have found that within my practice clients enjoy fuller, softer breasts and the fat can create the illusion of a breast lift without actual breast lift surgery. Instead, we use liposuction, often called VASER lipo to remove the fat and then transfer it to the breasts. Fat Transfer can last for many years. For very low breasts or sagging breasts…surgery is still needed."

 

- Dr. Brian Kerr 

If you are interested in learning more about how fat transfer can help you increase breast size, we offer free consultations and we would be more than happy to talk you. 

 

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Topics: smartlipo, Fat transfer, Breast Enhancement

Fat Transfer- unwanted fat used to enhance beauty in Boise.

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 1, 2013 3:21:00 PM

Do you want bigger breasts or buttocks but don't like the idea of putting something foreign into your body?  Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo offers a solution that may make you smile.  Many clients interested in breast augmentation or buttocks enhancement are now opting for a Fat Transfer procedure instead. Here are several ways Silk Touch Med Spa and Laser Center of Boise can help you can put your unwanted fat to use.

Fat Transfer to Buttocks

Not everyone wants to look like Beyonce or J-LO,  but some of us wouldn’t mind adding a little confidence when sporting our favorite pair of snug jeans.  Silicone implants used to be the answer to those wanting a bigger behind, but in the past few years people are turning more and more to natural fat over implants to give lift and shape to the buttocks.

A Brazilian butt lift, involves transferring ones own harvested fat into the buttocks region. Dr. Brian Kerr harvests fat from donor sites such as the inner thighs, lower abdomen, or love handles; and then prepares the fat for re-injection. The Brazilian Butt Lift can give long lasting results and a very natural shape and feel to the buttocks.

Check out Brazilian Butt Lift Testimonials from our happy clients and see why Dr. Kerr is so experienced in Fat Transfer techniques

 

Fat Transfer To Breasts

Many people who are interested in breast enhancement  are wary of getting implants.  With stories of silicone implant complications & side effects and the thought of incurring multiple surgeries to fix or replace implants – it can make a person pause.  Luckily, for those who want a more natural option, fat transfer can be a more comfortable way to achieve fuller breasts.

 Breast Enhancement procedure with fat transfer has many benefits:  

  • Risk of infection or rejection may be reduced
  • Natural feel and appearance
  • Minimal to no scarring
  • recovery time is generally reduced

Size and shape corrections.

Breast augmentation with fat transfer is the perfect answer for anyone interested in gently enhancing the size and shape of their breasts.  An increase from half a cup size to a full cup size is generally the norm, but more importantly, Dr. Kerr can place the fat in areas of deflation  (ie. above the breast) that give the breast a fuller appearance or more cleavage.  It is most certainly an artistic procedure and the eye of the surgeon is as important as technical skill.  Augmentation using fat can be particularly rewarding when helping women with asymmetrical breasts.  So often women with asymmetrical breasts opt for prosthetic breast inserts and then worry about shifting, exercising and swimming while wearing them.  Fat transfer solves this problem since fat can be added to one or both breasts depending on the correction needed. 

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Fat Transfer to the Face

When it comes to the face, fat is the key to youth. Lack of volume in the face has an aging effect on our appearance.  Volume loss  is a natural part of aging, but it doesn't have to devastate our appearance.   If you’re in need of facial volume, you have several options.  BOTOX can reduce wrinkles and relax facial muscles, while temporary fillers such as Juvederm or Radiesse  can add volume in the short term.  Longer lasting fillers such as Sculptra can last 2-3 years.  Dr. Kerr and Silk Touch have been named a National Training Facility for Artefill the only long lasting filler that is not broken down by the body over time.

Fat Transfer is often chosen when a person has a body sculpting procedure because an abundance of fat is available to fill the face and is cost effective.  The client can see how youthful the added fat enhances their appearance, and then as the fat dissipates over the course of months to years, they opt for another fat transfer or the long-lasting filler, Artefill

Treatable facial areas include: 

  • Temples
  • Cheeks
  • Marionette lines
  • Laugh lines
  • Under eyes
  • Jawline
  • Cheeks
  • Scars due to acne or surgery

Here is a before and after picture of a Fat Transfer by Dr. Kerr. Notice how the transfer of fat into the midsection of her face makes her features appear more distinct and firm.

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Before & After Photos Silk Touch Med Spa Boise

How does one avoid the loss of facial fat? 

The best way to prevent excessive fat loss in your face is by maintaining a healthy, steady weight, wear sunscreen and avoid smoking. However,  despite a healthy lifestyle, genetics also factors into the aging process. Sometimes we can't avoid the hand that genetics deals to us. 

What other areas may be treated with Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer can be used for hand rejuvenation – making the hand look both fuller and younger.

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Fat transfer can be added to the chin, although Dr. Kerr often often opts for a temporary filler first to make sure the patient will be happy with the change in appearance.  Chin Augmentation Fat Transfer is used in this area to correct small or underdeveloped chins without the need to undergo synthetic chin implant surgery. Adding volume to the chin can strengthen the facial profile and bring a better balance to the facial features.

If a natural approach is more comfortable for you as an alternative to plastic surgery,  fat transfer may be the perfect solution.  Simply harvesting something your body already produces (something your’e usually more than willing to get rid of) and adding it to areas of the body that lack volume....is a great recycling program! No more complaining, “I wish I could move this fat from [Insert problem area] and move it to my breast/buttocks/face!" Now our wishes may be granted!

If you would like to learn more about Fat Transfer by Dr. Kerr we would love to discuss options with you. Just give us a call at 208-939-3110 or schedule an appointment online. Consultations are free of charge and non-obligatory, so please feel free to ask us any questions you may be having.

Tell us... Where would you get rid of fat? Where would you move it?  Leave us a comment!

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Topics: Fat transfer, Breast Enhancement

Dr. Kerr’s Skin Care Tips for Women’s Hands.

Posted by Sara Barrett on Nov 23, 2012 9:48:00 AM


It’s a fact that women’s hands age faster than men’s do. Why is this? One reason is that they tend to spend more time in the car. How much time have you spent running the kids to and from school, driving around doing errands, taking the kids to various extracurricular activities, and so on. Because of this, moms may be getting inadvertent sun exposure that leads to sunspots and age spots, loss of volume, and much more.

Even if you aren’t a mom, studies show that women tend to forget to take care of their hands when caring for their skin. The scary part? A woman’s hands are the tale-tell sign of her age. This means that even if you’ve spent all the money in the world on keeping your face as youthful as possible, your hands are letting everyone know your true age – a woman’s worst nightmare!  

Aging of the hands usually beings in mid 40’s or 50’s with discoloration and age spots. But, hands can begin to show signs of aging much earlier if they are frequently exposed to the sun without adequate protection.  In addition, by the 50’s, most people begin to lose volume in their hands with lead to more noticeable veins and tendons.

So, what can you do to keep your hands looking youthful or reverse the signs of aging that has already taken place? Dr. Brian Kerr of Silk Touch Med Spa and Laser Center offers handy tips on how to keep your hands as young you feel.  

Safeguard Hands From Damaging Sun

You’ve heard it before – sunscreen, sunscreen, and sunscreen! Even in the winter. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher. Reapply several times throughout the day, especially after you’ve washed your hands a few times.  In addition to applying sunscreen, try to find hand cream with SPF protectant and keep a tube in your purse, car or desk.  

Before you head out shopping for new sunscreen, check out our blog Everything you need to know about sunscreen.

Topicals Offer Mild Improvement/Prevention 

For women in their late 30s or early 40s, topicals containing glycolic acid or antioxidants are an inexpensive way to stimulate repair from sun damage on their hands. However, topicals must be started early before damage is too extensive.

Hydroquinone, tretinoin and retinoids cannot completely reverse signs of aging hands, but these topicals can be used to improve the skin and prevent further damage.

We carry various products that can help, including products from our Silk Touch Rx Line.  Call us at 208-939-3110 or stop by our new location – our staff will be happy to show you which products will work best for you.

Fill‘er Up

Fillers, such as Juvederm, Artefill or Radiesse are a fantastic way to restore fullness in the hands. They add volume to the back of the hand, lifting and shaping the skin. Ultimately diminishing the appearance of the veins and tendons, leaving you with smoother, more youthful looking hands.

Fillers can be done in the office in under an hour and requires no anesthesia.  Results are immediate and depending on the filler can last for a year or more. Artefill, is the newest long-lasting filler to hit the market and results have shown to last up to 7 years! Even better, where fillers used to leave you with bruises for weeks on end, new instruments used to administer filers have improved over the years. New cannulas with blunt tips now help to reduce temporary bruising.

Fat Transfer

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In addition to fillers, in some circumstances – such a when a patient is already scheduled for liposuction - hands can be rejuvenated using fat transfer. A patient’s fat can be used to build volume in the hand. During this procedure, fat is injected into the hand to rebuild the lost shape.

Treating Texture and Pigment Changes

Microdermabrasion, chemical peel, and (IPL) intense pulsed light therapy may be used separately or in combination to remove sunspots, sun damage, and brown pigment.

These treatments  can treat uneven skin tone and texture, as well as age-related pigmentation changes such as age spots or liver spots. Fractionated lasers, such as non-ablative Affirm or ablative Co2s are  widely used to rejuvenate the face, improve skin tone and smooth fine lines on the hand by precisely targeting small sections of the deep layers of skin. The surrounding skin is left untreated to help stimulate healing.

Depending on the patient, three to six treatments may be needed for best results. Following treatment, the skin will turn red for about a week to 10 days and improvement in the appearance of the hand will increase gradually over time.

Pigment-specific lasers are used to treat dark brown spots on the hand by delivering a beam of light that penetrates the skin’s surface. Following treatment, brown spots appear darker for about a week then they will scab, fall off,  and then turn pink as the skin begins to heal. One to two treatments may be needed to improve pigmentation problems.

Time for Rejuvenation

It is never to late to start taking care of your hands. If you would like to explore the different ways we can help reverse signs of aging on your hands, call us to set up a free consultation.  Just give us a call at 208-939-3110. Alternatively, you can request an appointment online. 

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Check out testimonials from our happy clients and see why we are #1 medspa in Hand Rejuvenation.

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Topics: Skin Care, Artefill, Fat transfer, Hand Rejuvenation

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Posted by Donna Berg on Oct 20, 2011 9:23:00 AM

Breast Augmentation- naturally with Fat Transfer

Tell me if this thought sounds familiar....

“If I could only move the fat from my thighs to my breasts!”

breast augmentation and fat transfer, Silk Touch Med Spa, Boise

Chances are, you or someone you know has said that before.

The good news is at Silk Touch MedSpa Laser & Lipo Center,  you can!

Many women do not want to get breast implants because they don’t like the way they look and feel. Fat transfer breast augmentation is a fantastic alternative for women who wish for larger breasts but do not want to get implants.  

 

Instead, Silk Touch Med Spa offers  VASER  liposuction (often referred to as Ultrasound liposuction) to remove the fat and then transfer it to the breasts. Fat Transfer can last for many years.

 

"I have found that my clients enjoy fuller, softer breasts" says Dr. Brian Kerr, Medical Director at Silk Touch Med Spa, Boise,  "and the fat can create the illusion of a breast lift without actual breast lift surgery."

 

The fat transfer breast augmentation process utilizes liposuction to remove fat from other parts of your body like your abdomen or thighs. The fat is then inserted into the breasts, creating larger breasts that look and feel more natural without inserting foreign objects into your body as with breast implants.

 

You may be dissatisfied with your breasts because of normal aging, a medical condition, or the effects of motherhood; a breast augmentation can help you achieve the attractive and well-proportioned chest you long for.

A breast enhancement procedure combined with Vaser liposuction  can inspire self-confidence and increase a sense of well-being, so what are you waiting for? Call Silk Touch at 208-939-8442 to schedule your consultation.

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Topics: smartlipo, Fat transfer, Breast Enhancement

Breast Augmentation without Surgery?

Posted by Brian Kerr on Jul 13, 2011 10:30:00 AM

breast augmentation, plastic surgery, silk touch med spa, boise

Q: Is there anything I can do to get fuller breasts
besides having plastic surgery?

A: Many of the clients that visit with me would like the “breast fairy” to sprinkle a little magic their way….but are afraid to get breast implants because they do not want to undergo breast surgery (breast augmentation or they don’t like the fake look.

There is an alternative out there that may solve your dilemma. Fat Transfer is a great way to give the breasts a lift.
A study by Louisiana State University found that out of 40 patients who had their own fat transferred from areas like their abdomen and thighs, there was a high satisfaction rate. The patients showed improvement in the shape and size of their breasts which remained natural looking and soft. They had fullness and cleavage. This study concluded that fat transfer is a low-complication alternative to a breast lift with implants. I have found that within my practice clients enjoy fuller, softer breasts and the fat can create the illusion of a breast lift without actual breast lift surgery. Instead, we use laser liposuction, often called VASER to remove the fat and then transfer it to the breasts. Fat Transfer can last for many years. For very low breasts or sagging breasts…surgery is still needed.

 

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Topics: smartlipo, Fat transfer, Breast Enhancement

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