Do you ever wish you could fast-forward time and get to a point where scientific research invented a surgical method allowing you to undergo a whole-body plastic surgery without using incisions or producing virtually any scars?
Let’s say that time is now!
In the form of a stem-cell makeover, the procedure uses the fat and stem cells from one part of the body to restore another part of body in a mere 4-hour office visit.
“We’re taking a patient’s own fatty tissue, and we are just repositioning it in another part of their body,” said Dr. Sharon McQuillan, a physician and founder of the Ageless Institute in Aventura, Fla., where Kerr had her procedure done.
Because the makeover uses a patient’s own stem cells, McQuillan explains, there is absolutely no risk the body will reject the fat transfer.
Autologous fat cells produce stem cells which can allow for enlargement of the beast without the use of prosthetic implant like in breast augmentation.
The stem cells are also used in facial surgery treatments targeting the jowls and neck regions to revamp the fat atrophic and hallowed areas that crop up with the aging process.
Stem cell treatments eliminate the need for invasive procedures such as eyelid lifts and facelifts.
Other plastic surgeons incorporate conventional facelift procedures with skin cell makeover approach to achieve natural and less-invasive outcomes.
Richard Ellenbogen, Los Angeles-based plastic surgery, performs traditional, incision-based facelift but in conjunction with LED light in order to reactivate the stem cells after separating them from the fat.
This technique, he says, produces long-lasting results for several reasons. He extracts the healthy fat from the back of the waist, removes the tissue’s fatty acids and injects the fat into individual layers of the face.
Although experts warn that stem-cell makeover is still an area of extensive research and needs more study to prove that they are safe, there is little evidence to suggest it can be harmful.
“The results are anecdotal,” Dr. Ellenbogen says, “and we need years and years of more research. But it’s like chicken soup: It won’t hurt, and it might help.”
To learn more about stem cell makeover, contact a plastic surgeon in your area.
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