Leading medical publication MedEsthetics interviewed Dr. Fredric Stern in a featured article on “Autologous fillers and topicals” in their September 2014 issue.
An excerpt from the article Dr. Stern discusses the benefits of layered fat transfer using cryopreserved tissue.
One advancement that may make fat transfer a more viable option for long-term filler patients who want permanent improvement—but do not plan to undergo facelift or liposuction—is cryopreservation of fat. This technique allows the physician to harvest fat once and preserve it for future injections, which are offered over the course of several months.
Dr. Stern has found that offering a one-time “mini-lipo” harvesting procedure with cryopreservation is an attractive option for patients interested in replacing dermal fillers with fat transfer.
“If you look at patients who have had fat transfer versus fillers, the patients getting autologous fat injections look better,” he says. “They’re not just filled, the appearance of the skin is improved. It looks healthier, as if they’re building their own collagen.”
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