|Before||After One Month|
Stem cells are becoming more widely used in plastic surgery for breast augmentations, as fillers for wrinkles, and to enlarge any body part where more fullness is sought. With the European Union and
Stem Cells In Breast Augmentation
Stem cells have been used in breast augmentations since 2003, as Japanese scientists have pioneered a treatment that offers a natural breast augmentation that uses stem cells and fat derived from the patient’s own body to create soft and naturally augmented breasts. As no implants are needed and only self-extracted stem cells and fat are used, the patient’s enhanced breasts are essentially “real.” This procedure has been performed on 54 patients (for breast enhancement and facial rejuvenation procedures) thus far without any patients reporting any major problems. Already approved in the European Union and
One stem cell-assisted treatment can successfully increase breast volume by 120-160 ml (1 ml equals 1 cc), which is the rough equivalent of two bra-cup sizes (5 to 7 cm). For patients seeking to augment their breasts by 300 ml, the treatment needs to be performed twice. In both cases, no implant is used. For augmentations exceeding 300 ml, a combination of an implant and the stem cell technique is used to achieve the desired results.
The main drawback to the procedure is that breast volume can only increase 120-160 ml per treatment, with a maximum breast enlargement of 300 ml through two treatments. Additionally, very thin patients may lack an adequate supply of adipose fat.
Stem Cells In Facial Rejuvenation Procedures
Stem cells are also being used to reduce and fill in wrinkles, repair damaged tissues, and help the skin regenerate itself and become more healthy and radiant. When stem cells are placed next to mature adult tissue, they can naturally repair the tissue and help it regenerate itself into new, youthful tissue. Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, who is among
“I first started using fat during my Volumetric Facelift to restore volume in patients’ faces over 25 years ago,” says Dr. Ellenbogen. “After years of working with fat, science has now revealed that the stem cells in fat reduce wrinkles and give patients radiant, glowing skin as well.”
Patients of Dr. Ellenbogen who had the Volumetric Facelift often said that their skin looked healthier and that wrinkles and pigmentation spots they had disappeared after the procedure. Since a face lift is not meant to erase wrinkles but rather treat the underlying structures, this added benefit was a welcomed surprise. Dr. Ellenbogen attributes the disappearance of wrinkles and the improvement in the skin appearance to the presence of the very rich stem cells found in the fat that has been injected into the face during the Volumetric Facelift.
Dr. Karl-Georg Heinrich in
With more surgeons finding that stem cells can be used to augment breasts and other body areas as well as act as fillers for wrinkles, the future holds great promise to patients who are seeking more natural ways to enhance themselves.
Tags: celebrity, plastic, surgery