TriBeCa Plastic Surgery is the office of Dr. Sydney R. Coleman and Dr. Alesia P. Saboeiro.  Dr. Coleman is world-renowned as the pioneer and innovator of LipoStructure®, a  fat grafting technique for restoring volume, improving contours, correcting surgically-induced defects such as liposuction deformities and lumpectomy “dents” and rejuvenating skin and underlying tissues using one’s own body fat.  Dr. Saboeiro is one of the few female board certified plastic surgeons in Manhattan, and the only surgeon in the world who has had hands-on intensive training in Dr. Coleman’s unique fat grafting technique. She is skilled in the more traditional cosmetic procedures as well, such as eyelid surgery, breast augmentation with saline and silicone implants, breast lift, and tummy tucks.   With their knowledge of filling with fat, Dr. Coleman and Dr. Saboeiro are particularly adept at the use of synthetic fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, and Botox.  The office also offers a host of other treatments such as Zeltiq Cool Sculpting (“fat-freezing” to reduce small, localized fatty areas), light and laser treatments, chemical peels and Thermage.

In the past few years, the plastic surgery community, and indeed, the lay public, has come to recognize what Dr. Coleman has known for decades – that a major component of aging is loss of subcutaneous volume (fat under the skin), and that restoration of that volume with fat or fillers rather than simply pulling and lifting (as is common in the traditional facelift) is the best way to achieve a more youthful appearance. One’s own body fat can be used to enhance and sharpen the jaw line, fill in hollows around the eyes, make the cheekbones more prominent and fill in lines, wrinkles and folds.


Dr. Alesia Saboeiro is one of only a small number of board certified female plastic surgeons in Manhattan. Her specialties include breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, blepharoplasty, breast reduction, breast lift, structural fat grafting, as well as Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra, and all of the newest fillers. She is the only surgeon in the world who has had hands on training in structural fat grafting with Dr. Coleman.



One’s own body fat is the ideal filler for many reasons.  Firstly, it is autologous (one’s own) and therefore cannot cause an allergic reaction or “ rejection” as might happen with the use of artificial fillers or someone else’s fat.  For most of us, the fat is easily found in abdomen, hips or thighs, and we are happy to be rid of some of it!

It’s permanent!

There is every reason to believe that placement of autologous fat is permanent, unlike temporary fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse, which need to be repeated after a number of months. Dr. Coleman has been following his patients for many years, and photos show retention of grafted fat 10 years and more after placement.

It can be used to sculpt!

Unlike traditional silicone or saline breast implants, fat can used to sculpt the shape of the breasts to the patient’s individual needs or desires.  One breast is usually larger than the other, or shaped slightly differently.  Structural fat can be placed exactly where it is needed to make the breasts more symmetrical.  It can be used to fill in lumpectomy defects, scars and congenital malformations (tuberous breasts).  It can be used to enhance the cleavage, fill out empty sacs left by weight loss or breast-feeding, or to hide the edges of visible artificial implants.

The incisions are small!

The incisions used to harvest the fat, as well as those made to insert the cannulas for fat transfer, are small, approximately  1/4“ to 1/3”.  Incisions are usually hidden in natural body folds, the corner of the mouth, the eyebrow, underneath the breast, etc.

It feels natural!

Transplanted fat feels just like your normal body tissue.  It is impossible to tell transplanted fat from breast tissue visually or by touch.  Likewise, structural fat placed into liposuction defects or the face feels and looks natural.

You get two for one!

With Lipostructure, not only do you achieve correction or enhancement of the area of concern, but you have lost some unwanted fat from you donor sites.

Stem cells!

Studies show that the stem cells associated with transferred autologous fat can perform some remarkable functions.  Over time, transplanted fat has been shown to improve the quality and texture of the skin, including skin damaged by radiation, the sun and burns.  And there is evidence that the improvements continue for years after the original grafting. Patients also frequently report a return of sensation in tissues which were previously numb after mastectomy and other procedures.




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