The Doctors: Aging & Weight Gain
When talking about managing the waistline, it’s unavoidable that the conversation will turn to the weight gain issues related to aging. Dr Andrew Ordon noted that “we start gaining fat in some areas, like our waist, hips and thighs, and losing volume in other areas, like our faces.” He shared the story of women such as Kelly, who can benefit from a new procedure, Stem Cell Fat Transfer, that takes fat from problem areas and reuses it in other parts of the body.
As a mother of three, Kelly still finds time to run three miles a day. But her face is still thinning as she ages, and she has been unimpressed with the cost and results she has seen from products like fillers. She consulted with Dr Michael Niccole, who noted the facial areas where she is losing fat with age.
The Drs: Stem Cell Fat Transfer Injection Review
For a more permanent solution, he recommended a Stem Cell Fat Transfer, which he said is a regenerative procedure that “rejuvenates the skin” for a more youthful result. They used canulas for harvesting fat from some of Kelly’s problem areas, making this a two-for-one procedure, combining facial injections with liposuction and body sculpting.
Once the fat is extracted, it is strained to remove oil, “excess blood, serum, and broken fat cells.” The strained stem cell and fat mixture is slowly (and it looks like painfully) injected into thinner areas of the face. I know they warned us that this footage is graphic, but it is definitely alarming to see them casually stabbing needles through this woman’s face. I would be concerned about bruising afterwards.
The Doctors: Stem Cell Fat Transfer Results
This episode was filmed five days after Kelly’s procedure. She and her doctor visited the studio for a follow up on her procedure. Dr Niccole said he took fat from her waist, and he expects she’ll lose up to 1 1/2” from her waist.
He said they removed one liter of fat from the hips and waist. Dr Ordon showed a recreation of how the fat was filtered, as at least one woman in the audience made a face. I’m with you, lady.
Sunken cheeks and eyes are a typical sign of aging, but Dr Niccole and Dr Ordon said this doesn’t have to be the case. This type of procedure is not as drastic as a facelift, and it doesn’t totally alter the look of the face.
If you’re thinking about refreshing your face, you might want to ask your plastic surgeon whether this is an alternative that’s right for you.