STEM CELLS IN COSMETIC SURGERY
A BREAKTHROUGH IN SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY: USING AUTOLOGUS MESENCHYMAL ADULT STEM CELL RICH FAT TO REJUVENATE AND REBUILD YOUR FACE AND BODY
By: Nathan Newman, MD
Imagine using your own stem cells to restore or reshape your body into a more attractive and youthful figure in a safe, natural and undetectable way. This is no longer a science fiction story, instead a true reality. Ground-breaking technology coupled with advanced cosmetic surgery techniques have made it possible to harvest and concentrate these desired autologus multipotent adult mesynchymal stem cells found in your body fat. The next step is to inject them into another part of the body to repair, regenerate and rejuvenate the desired area.
New technical and technological advancements have made concentrated stem cell rich fat the best, most natural and safest filler product to contour and revitalize the face and body. This fat can be used to enhance and treat the eyes, forehead, temples, cheeks, laugh lines, frown lines, jowls, jaw line, chin, hands, buttocks, labia majora, calves, cellulite dimples and scars. This particular procedure is a perfect alternative to a traditional facelift!
THE PROCEDURE: THE STEM CELL LIFTTM
The site where the fat will be harvested is numbed using local anesthesia. The fat is aspirated into syringes in quantities required depending on the procedure. A portion of the fat is processed using the special technique to separate out the adult stem cells from the rest of the tissues. This concentrated amount of adult stem cell is then ready to be injected into the desired areas.
The list of potential treatment areas for this technology is growing rapidly. Adult stem cells have been used in humans to repair tissues such as the heart muscle after a heart attack, to repair cartilage, meniscus, tendons and ligaments in the knees and other joints, to help repair nerves in neurological conditions, to help heal bone fractures and to regenerate parts of organs such as the pancreas in diabetics.
HOW IT WORKS
Adult stem cells, which are derived from the fat, are able to differentiate and become unique tissue types including: fat, bone, muscle, cartilage and nerve coverings. They are activated when there is an inflammatory response to an injury or procedure. Therefore, when it is used as part of a procedure to help heal and repair a defect, the inflammation caused from the procedure helps activate the stem cells and mend the damaged area. Adult stem cells will divide and grow; they then take the form of the surrounding tissue. For example, they will become bone next to bone and fat next to fat. Adult stem cells do not expand without limit; they are programmed to know when to stop growing in order to keep the natural form and size of the specific tissue in the area where they are injected.
SAFE & AFFORDABLE
Subsequently, these adult stem cells are found in your fat and are relatively easily accessible with ample supply in most individuals. This allows for repeat or multiple procedures as indicated. This can be carried out at a fraction of the price of a traditional facelift. They are quite safe because they are autologus; they come from your own body’s fat and are injected back into you. This procedure is performed without the need for general anesthesia with pleasing results.