Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Richard Buckley Shares the Latest on Fat Reduction, Fat Injections and More, Straight from the 2017 World Congress of Liposuction’s Magic of Fat

Dr. Richard Buckley (left) of MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center and Dr. Jeff Klein, the inventor of “Awake” Tumescent Anesthesia at the 2017 World Congress on Liposuction.

We’re able to transform the body by taking fat out of areas where it’s unwanted and putting it where people want or need it. We call it ‘emotional sculpting’ because it results in so much more than a physical change.

The 2017 American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery World Congress on Liposuction meeting earlier this month in Chicago, called “The Magic of Fat,” revealed not only the latest about cosmetic procedures to remove and replace fat, but also how stem cells from fat might prove to be an evolution in cosmetic medicine.

“Fat really is magical, especially when it comes to the cosmetic patient,” says cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richard Buckley, who is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Liposuction Surgery, and who attended the international conference in Chicago. “Indeed, too much fat causes people emotional and physical distress, and sends many to practices like mine for fat reduction procedures. There is, however, so much that’s good and important about fat. For example, it’s a precious resource in our bodies. Fat is the body’s richest source of stem cells. Those stem cells have the potential to rejuvenate, repair and rebuild cells anywhere in the body, including the skin. Fat also is required for harvesting to inject into parts of the body where it might be lacking, like in an aging face.”

Procedures that address fat distribution on the face and body affect patients physically, or aesthetically, but also psychologically, according to Dr. Buckley, who is medical director at MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center, in Milford, Penn. “We’re able to transform the body by taking fat out of the body in areas where it’s unwanted and putting it in where people want or need it. For example, when we talk about fat, it has shape, structure and function. We’re able to sculpt with it to achieve so many great things. We call it ‘emotional sculpting’ because it results in so much more than a physical change.”

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