An Introduction to Stem Cell Butt Augmentation
In recent years, stem cells have become a hot topic, across almost every field of medicine. Doctors and medical professionals of all types are intermingling stem cell technology into a number of procedures, using them to bolster the effects of a treatment and patients are seeing tremendous benefits – especially when it comes to the stem cell butt augmentation or the stem cell BBL as it is also called. Stem cells themselves have an amazing regenerative quality to them andare able to renew themselves over and over through the process of mitotic cell division. And because stem cells are essential building blocks for our cells, as they grow, and divide, they have the innate ability to differentiate into a wide range of specialized cell types. For instance, stem cells are being used to grow different body parts and organs like bone marrow for those individuals suffering from leukemia and are in need of a transplant.
With recent innovation and development in stem cell technology, these amazing cells can differentiate into ones with identical characteristics to tissue such as muscles, nerves, and even fat. The latter of which plays a key role in the stem cell BBL or stem cell butt augmentation. During a conventional buttock augmentation surgery, a plastic surgeon like Dr. V of Goals Plastic Surgery, the top plastic surgeon NYC has in practice, will harvest fat from one area of the body. The fat is often taken from the midsection or the hips, and once this fat is harvested it goes through a short preparation process and is then injected into the buttocks. The fat transfer injections given during the buttock augmentation surgery or BBL procedure, are done strategically and to match the desires of the patient. Being the top plastic surgeon NYC has to offer, Dr. V’s years of experience have taught him to inject the fat in areas that will ensure you not only add volume to your backside, but it looks and feels as natural as possible! Once the buttock augmentation surgery is completed, you will require a recovery period, usually lasting a few months. During this period some aftercare is necessary, including follow-ups and post BBL massages to even out the fat. While the team at Goals Plastic Surgery is known for their outstanding results, over time, in some patients, a portion of the fat will be absorbed into the body and some may not “take” to the transfer –patients may lose some of the initial volume. This is where the stem cell BBL comes into play.
As we previously stated, the beauty of stem cells lies in their ability to differentiate and specialize into a wide range of other tissue, including fat cells. And within our body’s fat cells lies a strong concentration of stem cells. When performing the stem cell butt augmentation, your physician will begin the process just as they would during a conventional buttock augmentation surgery. However, once it is time to harvest the fat from the “donor” region, your physician separates out a number of stem cells from the harvested fat. Once these stem cells are separated out and concentrated, they will then be injected back into the (now prepped) fat.
During the conventional BBL surgery there is a chance that a portion of the transferred fat will not “take” to the graft and may be absorbed into the body as waste products – despite being harvested from your own body. However, when these concentrated stem cells are reinjected into the fat, they act as both a protective shield and an “entry pass”, that allow the body to identify them as our own, native cells. This alleviates any concerns of rejection and ensures that a drastically larger percentage of the transferred fat will actually “take” to the graft. Dr. V has been recommending patients opt for the stem cell BBL, as it can enhance their results noticeably and alleviate the concern for any complications – this is why many consider him to be the top plastic surgeon NYC has in practice. In some patients these effects are more noticeable then others, as rejection of fat cells is often due to body chemistry. For most patients a conventional BBL surgery will result in about 20-50% of the fat “taking”, however with a stem cell BBL that number increases to about 60-95%. These results are truly outstanding and as stem cell technology gets better over the years, we can only imagine all the possibilities in the medical world. For more information or to find out if this procedure is right for you, contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.