Monday, December 2, 2013
FAT BASED SCIENCE IN THE NEW AGE OF PLASTIC SURGERY...ONLY AT THE LEWIS OBI PLASTIC SURGERY CLINIC
When I returned from the International Stem Cell Conference last week, my first case involved the use of five major systems at our licensed surgery center. During one three hour session, I was able to harvest fat from the abdomen to use as a large volume facial filler in a 71 year old patient. A portion of the fat was also processed as a rich source of stem cells (1000 times more than bone marrow). Simultaneously, our SlimLipo laser platform was used to tighten the abdomen and neck. The fat derived stem cells (50 million count) were used to inject into arthritic joints and inflamed tendons of the hands. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) was added to enhance both the cosmetic and therapeutic procedures. Shown below are a combination of systems that we have implemented in recent years which has advanced our clinic as one of the foremost private centers in the U.S.!
Adipose Derived Stem Cells (ASC)
There are 20 or more steps in processing fat into pure stem cells (SVF) that may be used for both therapeutic and plastic surgical procedures. These cells are accurately counted with our CountessTM stem cell counter: The potency of these stem cells are enhanced by the use of the patient’s blood using our MagellanTM platelet rich plasma system (PRP). Simultaneously, our surgery team assists me with the cosmetic procedures which in this male patient included SlimLipo of the abdomen and a non surgical face lift with stem cell concentrated fat!
71 year old patient with the first treatment one year ago
SlimLipo treatment and weight loss in another male patient
**Surgery team at the Lewis Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic for the above procedures included North Florida Anesthesia, Karen Webb RN, Michelle Zager ARNP, Pamela Moore, RN, Tina Nicholson SST and Kristin Williams SST.