The use of fat (adipose) tissue presents a new option in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.


The use of our body’s own tissues and cells for regenerative means is gaining popularity as researchers show the benefits of fat and its contents, which include stem cells, regenerative cells, vascular endothelial cells, certain marcrophages and scores of growth factors, cytokines and other biologically active components of fat are being used for numerous cosmetic and functional concerns:
  • Facial aging
  • Acne scars
  • Sundamage
  • Laser injuries
  • Certain scars and wounds
  • Hand restoration
  • Chronic pain associated with orthopedic injuries and other surgical conditions
  • Orthopedic injuries and osteoarthritis
  • Balding in men and women
  • Old burns and burn scars
  • Reynauds and certain autoimmune diseases
  • Non-healing wounds

On The Cutting Edge

Dr. Cohen and the FACES+ team introduced the use of Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) and Fat Derived Stem Cells in 2003, perfoming the first documented cases in the world for aesthetic aspects of perioral aging. FACES+ had 2 additional IRB studies looking at how patients receiving SVF have done. Presently, Dr. Cohen is participating in a Scleroderma Study that is a Phase 3 FDA study looking at the effect of SVF for severe Reynaud’s in patients with Scleroderma. Similar studies are being conducted in Europe under the leadership of Professor of Plastic Surgery, Guy Magalon, in Maseille, a leading scientist in Regenerative Medicine

The use of fat may be indicated for patients considering:

  • Facelift surgery and facial rejuvenation with fillers
  • Facial reconstruction with or without a history of radiation
  • Natural breast augmentation with 1-2 cup size enlargement
  • Breast reconstruction for partial mastectomy with or without radiation
  • Secondary breast procedures for capsular contraction, implant rippling and other complications related to breast implants
  • Body contour concerns and defects
  • Buttock augmentation
  • HIV related lipoatrophy
For more information on how adult stem cells from fat works, please schedule a consultation.

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