Skip to main navigation

4 min read

Stem Cell Grafting and Body Contouring

A desire for less invasive ways to improve our appearance is driving cosmetic surgery’s recent trends. 

Procedures that use other means of restructuring, resurfacing, or re-draping are taking precedence over traditional surgery as people prefer faster recovery and an outcome that looks less “done.”

People want results that fit in as much with their bodies as possible, creating a rejuvenating effect that appears natural. 

Stem cell grafting is slowly increasing its presence for cosmetic purposes as surgeons discover its regenerative benefits. 

For the body, stem cell grafting is combined with liposuction methods that sculpt, fill, and shape the body to perfection. 

What Is Stem Cell Grafting for Body Contouring?

Somewhere underneath excess fat and skin is your ideal figure. Stem cell grafting and body contouring can help you find that body.

This procedure efficiently uses powerful liposuction to remove extra fat, purifying it and then extracting powerful stem cells from the substance that are then used for rejuvenation.

Stem cell fat grafts are injected into depressions or areas that need enhancement, resulting in an improvement in body shape. 

Dr. Calabria uses liposuction to remove fat from unwanted areas. Typically these areas are: 

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Back
  • Arms


Stem cell grafting provides results that are typically long-lasting.

Fat removal from liposuction is permanent, and most of the fat that’s re-injected into the body gradually grafts onto the new body area, improving the entire shape of the body. 


Patients should expect swelling, bruising, and pain after stem cell grafting. 

The areas where liposuction was done may have some drainage and need bandages or a compression garment right after surgery. 

Discomfort can typically be managed with ice, rest, and pain medication if needed.  

Recovery from stem cell grafting can take a few weeks, depending on how much liposuction is needed or how large the areas are treated. 

Usually, patients should expect to be recovering for about two weeks after the procedure. Light activity can be resumed within a week. 

Innovation Over Tradition: What Stem Cell Grafting Has To Offer

Belly fat is stubborn. Even after diet and exercise, many women need to turn to body contouring procedures like a tummy tuck or liposuction to get rid of it.

Stem cell grafting combines the tried-and-tested advantages of liposuction with the marvelous regenerative effect stem cells have. 

With the power to become any other type of cell, stem cells pump up cell production like nothing else can.

Stem cell grafting can be an alternative to traditional body contouring procedures such as: 

Tummy Tuck: Also known as abdominoplasty, this surgery involves incisions across the abdomen to remove excess fat and skin, tighten muscles, and create a flatter profile. Tummy tuck surgery is very effective at making a flatter tummy but can leave large scars behind. 

Liposuction: Liposuction by itself is an effective way to reduce excess fat in almost all areas of the body and even some areas of the face. Overzealous use, however, can cause unnatural-looking dents or depressions that affect body contours. 

Why Are Stem Cells Better?

Ease of use: It might seem daunting, but a stem cell grafting procedure doesn’t take much more time than a typical liposuction procedure and can take far less time than a complete tummy tuck. 

Shorter Recovery Time: Thank stem cells again. These magical little troopers work their wonders in reducing recovery time by boosting cell production to ramp up the body’s healing process. 

Natural Contours: Compared to Liposuction on its own, stem cell grafting has the added bonus of being able to add some stem cell-enriched fat to needed areas to improve overall outlines. The grafts themselves also provide a very natural appearance that fits in with existing features well. 

Better-looking results: Again, it’s all thanks to stem cells and their wonderful properties that result from stem cell grafting tend to look better than traditional alternatives. There’s much less scarring than with a tummy tuck and less if a chance of an overdone effect than with Liposuction on its own. 

Longer-lasting effects: Liposuction fat removal is designed to be permanent, with fat cells melted away forever. But stem cells have the added bonus of providing a boost of enriching growth factors that continue to improve areas over time, often prolonging results even more. 

Have More Questions?

Interested in stem cell grafting? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Calabria at our Beverly Hills, Rancho Mirage, or Italy offices today. 

You can reach our Beverly Hills office at 310-777-0069, our Rancho Mirage office at 760-836-0077, or our international offices at +393402525357.