Stem Cell Fat Transfer Phoenix
Arizona Facial Plastics is pleased to announce the availability of stem cell fat transfer. Stem cell fat transfer is one of the most exciting new cosmetic surgery techniques in which fat is removed from one area and then injected into other areas of the body. Patients undergoing this procedure benefit from having fat reduction in one area and enhancement in another. This is a revolutionary new fat grafting technology that simplifies the stem cell enriched fat preparation process to give superior results in less time.
In theory, fat transfer is simply moving fat from one area of the body to another. In reality, the extracted fat must be filtered of its impurities. The preparation and filtering of the fat is where the LipoKit method has made a revolutionary improvement. The system allows a surgeon to purify fat in an electronically controlled and sterile system. The fat is added to the system and 15 minutes later, a purified mixture of stem cells are ready for transfer that gives patients optimal results.
Fat transfers are common in plastic surgery but the new technology improves the efficiently to isolate the regenerative properties of the fat. The FDA cleared LipoKit for Arizona Facial Plastics to allow the processing and purification of the patient’s own fat into a natural filler that is abundant in stem cells. In order for this procedure to work, the fat must be sterilized and separated into fat cells and stem cells. The stem and regenerative cell enriched fat can then be transferred to the desired location including the patient’s breasts, buttocks, hands or face with longer lasting effects. Purified stem cells from fat give far superior aesthetic results than fat or synthetic filler alone.
There are a variety of applications for stem cell fat transfer. The stem cell rich in fat is a natural filler that gives a youthful, full look to the body and face. Natural looking enhancement procedures can also be performed that can give the look of an implant by repositioning the patient’s natural tissue. For example, patients interested in buttock or breast enhancement may be able to achieve natural-looking results by extracting fat from the thighs and abdomen. The fat can be transplanted to any area of the body to create a more contoured appearance. Unlike synthetic substances or implants, stem cell rich fat gives soft and natural results.
What to Expect
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss the areas of concern and from which area the fat should be harvested. Once the transfer area for fat cells has been decided (usually flanks, abdomen, or thighs), the procedure will use a small cannula to suction out the fat cells. It will then be transferred into a filtration system (LipoKit) for purification. The purified fat stem cells will then be transferred into desired areas with specialized instruments. This procedure can be done under general or twilight anesthesia.
What is the Recovery Period
Post-operatively, there will be swelling and possible bruising. This should subside within two weeks. The procedure can have lasting effects and leave one’s face looking younger, fuller, and more natural. If desired, your surgeon at Arizona Facial Plastics may use stem cell fat grafting for other facial rejuvenation procedures such as a face lift, rhinoplasty, brows or eyelid lift surgeries.
Breast augmentation using fat transfer takes about two hours. It is possible to experience redness, bruising and swelling of the treated areas but this will resolve in a few days to a week.
Results are long lasting, lasting for a few years, depending on the amount of fat transferred. However, the advantage is that over time some of the transferred fat stays for a long period of time, giving you a long-lasting improvement. It is possible that a second fat graft would be necessary to achieve the desired look.
For more information or to schedule a free consultation on stem cell fat transfer or fat transfer breast augmentation, call (480) 991-6877.
*Results may vary. These results are not guaranteed.