Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Stem Cell Facelift in Beverly Hills

Jason B. Diamond, M.D., F.A.C.S. of the The Diamond Face Institute in Beverly Hills is a board certified facial, plastic, and reconstructive surgeon. He is consistently up-to-date on the latest in facial plastic surgery; the “Stem Cell Facelift,” which is said to be a new method of rejuvenation, is one of the recent techniques being advertised in the plastic surgery community.

“I keep up with the world literature and frequently discuss the latest and greatest with the elite surgeons from around the world,” says Dr. Diamond. Upon hearing of the “Stem Cell Facelift,” he researched the procedure in order to learn more of this new phenomenon; and after reading various advertisements for this technique, Dr. Diamond has found that it is the same procedure that he has been performing for over 10 years. More commonly known as facial fat transfer, this method of enhancement has been around since the 1970s. Dr. Diamond uses the patient’s own body fat from the abdomen, thighs, or other areas in order to fill in wrinkles and lines on the face, as well as to create a more youthful and attractive contour.

Due to the lack of regulations placed on doctors on what they can or cannot advertise, many are taking advantage of the term, “Stem Cell Facelift,” and using it to sell a new procedure, according to Dr. Diamond. He says that fat cells help to restore loss of volume, and although they may contain some stem cells, there is no consistent or proven evidence that there is in fact a stem cell effect beyond what the fat cells can offer.

In practice for more than 10 years, Dr. Diamond has frequently combined the fat transfer technique when performing facelift surgery in order to provide optimal results. He stresses that if this “new spin on fat transfer” were a legitimately new procedure there would be published proof of it and every surgeon around the world would have been immediately informed. Dr. Diamond encourages patients to fully inform themselves on the technique and not allow doctors’ advertisements to mislead them.

Through open communication with patients and the use of innovative technology, Dr. Diamond uses his expertise to provide individuals with a truly refreshed facial appearance. “I have performed more facial procedures than most doctors,” says Diamond.

1 comment:

Alex said...

I think that Dr. Diamond is right. Fat transfer can be improved by removing clumps of broken or dead fat cells, but the notion of "stem cell" fat transfer seems over-blown.