STEM CELL ENHANCED FAT GRAFT RECONSTRUCTION ON FACE AND BODY RECONSTRUCTING DAMAGED TISSUES AFTER SURGICAL OR RADIATION TREATMENT FOR CANCER
BY NATHAN NEWMAN, MD
Perhaps the most difficult part of surviving cancer is living with the deformity that is caused by surgery and radiation to the face, body and skin. For many, this constant reminder is a major obstacle to returning to and being accepted by society. Stem cell enhanced fat grafting injections bring a new hope for the dawn of the future of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Cancer Surgery Defect Reconstruction Repair
Surgical defects that leave large dents and obvious lop-sidedness on the face and body may be corrected using stem cell enhanced fat injections from your own body fat. The stem cells in your fat will help correct the defect by filling the area and softening the scar tissues. The stem cells help bring better blood supply to the area, help repair damaged tissue, remodel the scar tissue, and add volume to the indented area(s).
Radiation Skin Repair
In radiated skin, some of the skin damage may be corrected with fat enhanced stem cell injections to the area. The skin may improve with the stem cell treatment by its ability to improve blood flow to the skin and by producing cytokines, interleukins and other agents that help heal and repair tissues. LuminesceTM is the first skin care product that contains cytokines made from fat derived stem cell technology which may help improve the skin damage caused by radiation treatments.
The Stem Cell Enhanced Fat Reconstruction Procedure
Fat is removed from any desired part on the body using specially designed instruments by a modified lipo-suction method. After the mini-lipo, stem cells found in the harvested fat are concentrated using a specially developed method. The stem cell enriched fat is then injected using specially designed instruments into the areas of damaged tissue. The stem cells are essential to keeping fat healthy and allowing it to regenerate and repair the tissues. The stem cells promote vascularization of the injected fat and bring needed nutrients via the blood to help the survival of the transplanted fat. In addition to helping the fat cells “take” in the injected area, the stem cells help to preserve tissue volume by forming new fat cells to replace the fat cells as they go through their life cycle. This process remodels the scarred collagen to become softer and more mobile.
Fat: The Best Reconstruction Filler
Stem cells in the fat have the ability to become part of the tissue that they are found next to. The have the ability to become fat, muscle, bone, cartilage and more. Therefore, the stem cell enhanced fat will feel, look, act and move as the tissues it is injected into, making it appear and feel natural to touch and visually undetectable.
There are many advantages to stem cell enhanced reconstruction over the older methods:
- May be done under local anesthesia
- No cutting or stitches
- Your own natural fat and stem cells
- Minimal risk of complications
- Minimal recovery time
- Natural looking results
- Helps to correct defect by filling and restoring symmetry
- Helps improve appearance of skin
- Regenerates and heals tissues
- Improves blood flow to the area
- Softens scars
- Long lasting results
- No foreign materials
- At a fraction of the cost of older methods
Body and Soul Connection
Stem cell enhanced fat graft injections hold a new promise to helping correct your post-surgical and post-radiation defects. Reconstructing and correcting such deformities is vital for a positive self image and normal social interactions. Restoring your physical appearance impacts positively your mental and emotional health.
Dr. Newman is on the forefront of this exciting new era of adipose derived adult stem cell therapy and is a pioneer of The Scar Free Stem Cell Rich Face Sculpting.