Does anyone have any experience with Stem Cell Facelifts?
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Stem cell facelift is nonsense.
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Stem cell face lift
be careful of marketing. There are only two companies in the world with the patented technology to separate stem cels from fat. Most of the "stem cell face lifts" you hear about are actually using adipose (fat) cells along with the stromal vascular fraction (stem cell containing portion) of the liposuctioned material. Volume replacement may provide a more youthful appearance since we tend to lose volume as we age. A face lift re suspends loose tissues of the face and neck, also providing a more youthful appearance. Many surgeons now do a combination procedure of a face/neck lift along with augmentation of folds, tear troughs, etcetera using adipose (fat) transfer with the stem cell containing portion together with fat cells. The use of solely stem cells without the rest of the adipose tissue is not mainstream.
Adding stem cells to fat may help to increase the fat retention.
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