STEM CELL AUTO GRAFTING
Loss of volume on the face is one of the primary manifestations of the aging process. Facial aging may occur as a result of atrophy of soft tissue including fat and muscle. Aging combined with excessive weight loss can cause many people to develop a thinner face that may result in sagging skin and more evident wrinkling.
SCAG (Stem Cell Auto Grafting), is a new and safe technique that uses the patient’s own fat and adult stem cells to fill up and improve the sunken areas of the face; therefore, correcting the lost volume and rejuvenating the aging face. It allows the injection of highly purified fat and stem cells directly into the facial muscles to stimulate them to regenerate.
What is the SCAG procedure like? Which part of the body is the fat taken from?
First, fat is harvested by a “mini-liposuction” process from fatty areas like the abdomen, outer thighs and knees. The collected fat is then centrifuged and purified to isolate pure fat and stem cells. This is injected using special cannulas into the muscle bed of the predetermined problem area.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes about an hour and is performed in our surgicenters, on an out-patient basis, under twilight sedation.
What is the recovery like after the SCAG procedure?
Post treatment care is minimal. Some bruising may be noted on treated areas which can be easily masked by makeup. There will be some swelling which may last for several days. As the swelling subsides, you will begin to notice the rejuvenation effects. Most people resume their normal activities the day after the procedure.