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In recent years, fat transfer has grown in popularity and taken on a life of its own. Fat transfer can be used all over the face and body to restore youthful features and improve body contours. 

Women undergoing a fat transfer procedure with her plastic surgeon.

For the face, fat transfer restores lost volume with a material that lasts longer than dermal fillers and is more natural than facial implants. For the body, fat grafting can enhance a curvaceous silhouette or act as an all-natural alternative to traditional breast implants.

In addition to the benefits provided in the target areas, fat grafting also slims your physique since it is your fat being harvested and transferred. This technique allows for complete body enhancement.

While it may seem like this treatment is already a home run, a new variation is taking shape and growing strong: stem cell fat transfer.

What Are Stem Cells?

The use of stem cells is one of the most exciting medical advancements in decades, and these cells are being used in nearly all branches of medicine. Stem cells are the master cells found in your body that replenish and rejuvenate tissues. These powerful cells have the ability to produce new cells at faster levels, and the cells that they create can change into other types of cells as needed. 

This makes them extremely valuable. 

While stem cells are being studied and applied to numerous health treatments, they are also being used in aesthetic medicine, including plastic surgery. 

How Is Stem Cell Fat Transfer Different From Traditional Fat Transfer?

In the realm of plastic surgery, stem cells are used as an additive with traditional fat transfer. Stem cell fat transfer and traditional fat transfer are performed in the same way. Fat is harvested from a patient’s body, purified, and injected into the face, breasts, buttocks, or hands to enhance volume. 

The difference between stem cell and traditional fat transfer comes in the purification process. During purification of a stem cell-enhanced fat transfer, a higher concentration of stem cells is extracted and used. This increased volume of stem cells allows for additional regenerative benefits, which leads to better quality results.

Why Is Stem Cell Fat Transfer Beneficial for the Face?

Stem cell-enriched fat transfer is the main component of a non-surgical stem cell facelift. The fat transferred during this procedure helps to restore facial fullness and eliminate the facial hollows that result in deep wrinkles and creases. 

Since the stem cells transferred provide regenerative benefits, a non-surgical facelift provides longer-lasting results. This is due to the fact that the transferred stem cells stimulate the production of new collagen, allowing your aging tissues to heal and maintain themselves.

Why Is Stem Cell Fat Transfer Beneficial for the Body?

Stem cell fat transfer can be used to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, buttocks, and back of the hands (an area that is commonly impacted by the aging process). 

Stem cell fat grafting increases fullness in these areas without requiring a synthetic implant (which could present complications later on) or the incisions needed to place those implants. Additionally, the stem-cell enhanced fat is not as easily absorbed as traditional fat is. This allows for long-lasting body contouring.

Interested in Learning More?

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of stem cell fat transfer or see if you may be a candidate for a stem cell-enhanced procedure, contact Dr. Renato Calabria by calling his Beverly Hills office at (310) 879-1488, his Rancho Mirage office at (760) 836-0077, or his Milan, Italy, office at +393494662323 or by filling out our online contact form.