fat sculpting face lift with autologous stem cells
Dr. Victor offers a specialized procedure, the Fat Sculpting Face Lift with Stem cells, also known as an autologous fat transfer enhanced with stem cells or liposculpture enhanced with stem cells. It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves not only restoring lost volume in the face and hands, but also sculpting the facial structure to enhance your cheek bones and/or jaw lines, both of which may have diminished with time.
The patient’s own fat is taken from the abdomen, thighs or other areas and one part of this fat tissue is used for the face rejuvenating injections while an additional 60 ccs is used in a lab process to isolate the stromal vascular fraction cells, which include a range of growth factors and stem cells, from the adipose (fat) tissue. Once the cells have undergone the process of isolation, they are injected into the face and/or hands in the same areas that the fat injections have been administered as per your sculpting needs and desires. The SVF cells, via tiny injections may also be placed in areas that did not receive fat, such as the neck and chest for an overall rejuvenation of the skin.
By separating the SVF cells from the fat, a concentration of the regenerative cells can be added to the already injected fat. The benefits of this additional step include a much greater retention of the fat that has been placed as well as longer lasting results. The regenerative effects also improve the tightness, tone and texture of the skin leaving you with a luminous, more supple appearance in 3 to 5 weeks.
This unique procedure is effective in creating more volume in the face where over time you may have lost volume in fat and/or bone. Dr. Victor’s sculpting techniques are exceptional and the results include filling in sucken cheeks, facial lines and wrinkles, and acne scars, as well as enhancing the cheek bones, the jaw line and chin area where desired.
Unlike fillers and other volume-enhancing treatments, fat grafts are taken from your own body, and as a result, cannot cause an allergic reaction. The fat is naturally accepted by the body. Autologous fat grafts enhanced with SVF cells also last longer than other types of fat grafting and synthetic materials.
Fat Grafting Procedure
During the fat grafting procedure, fat is harvested from the donor area by inserting a cannula and suctioning out the fat, similar to liposuction. This is done under local anesthesia to minimize any potential discomfort. The harvested fat is then purified so that only the fat cells are grafted. Once the fat is ready to be placed, it is injected into the targeted area through a cannula until the desired appearance is achieved. Lastly, the SVF cell concentration is injected using a fine needle.
This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis at Dr. Victor’s office in a procedure room. Because of the different aspects involved, treatment time can vary significantly depending on each patient’s individual procedure.
Results and Recovery
Patients may experience mild swelling and bruising after the fat grafting procedure, which can be minimized by icing the area. Fat grafts usually last longer than fillers and other volumizing treatments, and are considered safe for most patients since no foreign material is being injected into the body.
Risks of Fat Grafting
While fat grafting is considered safe for most patients, there are certain risks associated with any type of procedure. Some of these risks may include:
These risks can be minimized by choosing an experienced doctor like Dr. Victor to perform your procedure, and following his instructions after surgery. To learn more about the Fat Sculpting Face Lift with SVF Cells, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Victor to go over your desires for a more youthful appearance and find out whether or not this procedure is right for you.