One of the newest methods for freshening up the face is the stem cell facelift. Doctors use the patient’s own stem cells and fat to fill in areas of the face that appear hollow. Because of its newness, discuss the procedure with a cosmetic surgeon or board-certified plastic surgeon to find out if this innovative technique is right for you.
This newer facelift has been featured on the national news. Check out the facelift before and after photos to see successful examples of facelift surgery performed on patients like you.
Stem Cell Facelift Surgery
You're sedated with IV medication; then a local anesthetic is used in areas, like the thighs, where the surgeon removes fat that contains stem cells. The stem cells must be extracted from that fat sample using special methods, then set aside. Next, your surgeon collects more fat (that also contains stem cells) and injects it with the initial batch of stem cells. The stem-cell-enriched fat is then injected into areas of the face you want restored.
Advantages of Stem Cell Facelift
Most natural filler for the face, nothing artificial
Disadvantages of Stem Cell Facelift
Surgeons want more studies done before they will offer it
Mark Edward Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., Cosmetic Surgeon and Medical Director at Nouveau Jeunesse Rejuvenative Medicine in Kennewick, WA. He is a graduate of Rush University in Chicago with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Dr. Johnson completed a general surgery internship in 1998, and residency in Emergency Medicine at the Cook County Hospital in 2001. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society of Bariatric Physicians and the American College of Phlebology.
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