Science has come a long way and benefited many aspects of plastic surgery. Innovative technologies and techniques have provided safer procedures with improved results. More recently, a major breakthrough in plastic surgery has been the use of adult stem cells to rejuvenate the face.
Stimulates the Regenerative Process
A stem cell-enhanced facelift involves fat grafting, which removes unwanted fat from an area of the body and transfers it to the face. Our fat naturally contains regenerative cells, including adult stem cells, blood vessel-producing cells, and growth factor-secreting cells. These regenerative cells facilitate the natural healing process in response to damaged tissue. With the stem cell-enhanced facelift, the patient’s own cells are injected into the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) and under the facial musculature. When introduced to aged facial tissues, these cells promote the generation of new, healthy tissues for a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance.
Eliminates Loose Skin
After the injection of the regenerative cells, Dr. Calabria performs a vertical facelift. This procedure involves repositioning the patient’s tissues vertically into the original, natural position they were in the patient’s youth. Excess skin is excised to produce a smoother and more youthful-looking facial appearance.
More Slender Body Contours
The stem cell-enhanced facelift procedure begins with a gentle liposuction technique that removes unwanted fat from the body. Although this procedure usually targets stubborn belly fat on the lower abdomen, fat can be removed from almost any area of the body, such as the hips, thighs, or back. This creates more svelte and attractive body contours as your trouble areas are slenderized.
Youthful, Volumized Skin
In addition to the regenerative cells that stimulate the rejuvenation process in the face, the injected fat cells plump the skin to give it youthful volume. Filling the hollows, wrinkles, and fine lines produces smooth, youthful skin.
Previous facelift surgery techniques sometimes created a “wind tunnel” appearance by pulling the skin too tight to eliminate wrinkles. With the stem cell facelift, volume is added to the skin to smooth wrinkles and fill hollows, so the skin does not need to be pulled so tight. This volumizing effect also produces natural-looking results with youthful plumpness.
If you are interested in restoring a youthful facial appearance with the stem cell-enhanced facelift, schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Renato Calabria. Call (310) 777-0069 or fill out our online contact form today. We look forward to helping you rejuvenate your appearance and increase your confidence!