Stem Cells, Liposuction and Regeneration
The New Youth
Liposuction is a procedure that disrupts and agitates fat cells in order to loosen the fat and then suck it away. This cosmetic procedure can reduce the amount of fat cells present in just about any part of the body. Liposuction treatments have been carried out for decades and the methods used by surgeons has become more of an art form.
Previously surgeons just sucked away fat and did not pay much attention to how the body looked afterwards. Now there is artistry which sculpts the body into a more aesthetically pleasing profile.
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic operations in the western world, second only to breast augmentation, and patients have become ‘switched on’ to fat cells being a rich form of stem cells. Stem cells can repair and regenerate damaged or aging tissue wherever they are. In other words, stem cells ‘mimic’ the other cells within the body, so they will become bone, muscle, organs and skin.
Your own fat cells have large amounts of stem cells and for this reason more patients are choosing to transfer the fat during a liposuction procedure. Adult stem cells are living organisms that will initiate their own restorative response by producing their own blood supply once transferred.
Fat transfer to breasts has been a huge leap and is now overtaking traditional implants as an elective choice to have natural looking and feeling breasts created with your own living tissue.
Stem cell face lifts have also become extremely popular. Patients like the idea of using their own body as a donor to change the way they look.
Combining fat transfer with fat reduction is the perfect way to get subtle results and the most natural looking changes. On the one hand you will reduce fat cells where they are not wanted, but then also gain improvements in other areas.
A little-known fact is that stem cells when used in the face, not only create volume, but youthful, beautiful skin.
Patients love this dual aspect of cosmetic surgery. This is Regenerative Aesthetics.