In this video I talk about my passion for stem cells from fat tissue, particularly, their potential in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. While it is a relatively well known fact that stem cells can be derived from human embryos, what plastic surgeons are discovering now is that we don’t lose all of them during development. In fact, we still have them in our own fat tissue.
Besides a Facelift, there are several options for treating the signs of an aging face. As our dermis thins, facial skin loosens, and wrinkles develop, many patients seeking short-term results turn to Botox. For patients who are not interested in a Facelift, but want long-lasting results, the alternatives are Laser skin resurfacing or Fat grafting.
In this video I talk more about Fat transfer, specifically, how long fat grafts last. If you frequent various plastic surgery blogs and portals, you might be aware there is a wide variation in the types of techniques that surgeons are using. Thus, there is a wide variation in their results, and a wide variation in their opinions about whether fat injections are permanent.