Stem Cell Facelift Update – Storing Fat Cells for Future Use

 
For the 200 or so people who are cryogenically frozen, the possibilities of healing and resuscitation are still just hopes for the distant future. But for people who hope to freeze a part of themselves for use in this lifetime – the future is now.

As the potential benefits of stem cell therapy continue to garner interest for use in everything from tissue and cartilage regeneration to cosmetic procedures such as stem cell facelifts, ..More on Stem Cell Facelift

Stem Cell Facelift vs Fat Transfer

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 Every year, it seems a new buzz word appears on the cosmetic surgery scene.  For 2011, the buzz is all about “Stem Cell Facelifts.”  But are cosmetic stem cell procedures a true scientific breakthrough or simply a new name for an old technique?

What is a stem cell facelift?

A stem cell facelift refers to a procedure in which a plastic surgeon harvests fat from an area of the patient’s body, often in the lower abdominal or buttocks area, processes it and then reinjects it into the face to restore volume and ..More on Stem Cell Facelift vs Fat Transfer

Stem Cell Facelift vs Fat Grafting

stem cell vs fat grafting?
Every year, it seems a new buzz word appears on the cosmetic surgery scene.  There were “Brazilian Butt Lifts” in 2009 and “Mommy Makeovers” in 2010.  For 2011, the buzz is all about “Stem Cell Facelifts.”  But are cosmetic stem cell procedures a true scientific breakthrough or simply a new name for an old technique?

What is a stem cell facelift?

A stem cell facelift refers to a procedure in which a plastic surgeon harvests fat from an area of the patient’s body, often in the lower abdominal or buttocks area, processes it and then reinjects it into the face to restore volume and eliminate wrinkles.  But there is much debate in the cosmetic surgery industry as to the particular nomenclature of the procedure because it does not utilize a traditional “lift” and there is currently insufficient evidence that it utilizes stem cells.

Stem cells occur naturally and in abundance in human fat and many doctors believe that they hold the key to not only facial rejuvenation but also to a full-spectrum of medical uses such as heart muscle and knee cartilage regeneration.  But other physicians say that true stem cell procedures, where a patient’s adult cells are removed, processed in a lab producing stem cells, and then reinjected into the body is a potentially promising technology but that the studies proving that the stem cells are actually actively working and producing a more youthful appearance are lacking. [Read more…]

Stem Cell Facelift

stem Cell Facelift 
A stem cell facelift is a non-surgical procedure to replace volume in skin that has sagged due to the aging process.  This revolutionary facelift is touted by many plastic surgeons as the FUTURE of cosmetic surgery.

It involves taking fat from a person’s body and manipulating it to harvest the stem cells, producing a concentrated form of fat. This super-charged fat is then injected into areas of the face that need volume and lift. The theory is that the injected stem cells are accepted by the person’s own body which then prompts it to grow new fat cells, much like an organ transplantation.

A stem cell facelift is appropriate for people who have moderate facial aging and who want to preserve or rejuvenate their looks.  Because no excess skin is removed, there are no surgical incisions involved. It is performed under local anesthesia and may take as little as an hour to perform.  It costs anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000. ..More on Stem Cell Facelift