Non-invasive procedures are becoming increasingly popular throughout the world, available in many places they never were available before. Consider a recent article for the National titled “Growth of non-invasive procedures a major boost to UAE cosmetic clinics.”
Jennifer Bell of the National writes, “Procedures that do not involve going under the knife are driving the growth of the UAE’s cosmetic industry as more patients request new technologies that mean ‘surgery’ is less invasive than before. While the usual choices – breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, facelifts and liposuction – still feature in the top most requested procedures for many clinics, surgeons said an increasing number of patients are seeking a more natural look with a quicker recovery time. ‘I have noticed an exponential growth of non-surgical procedures in the past five years,’ said Dr Luiz Toledo, who predicted the next trend will be a rise in regenerative plastic surgery, especially involving stem cells obtained from liposuctioned fat. Dr Matteo Vigo, of Dubai’s American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital, agreed. ‘Combining fat grafting, stem cells and DNA analysis can guarantee incredible, long-lasting and natural results, omitting the need for surgery in many cases,’ said Dr Vigo. He believed plastic surgery was moving towards a minimal invasive approach in all its fields. ‘The demand from the patient is to have something quick, easy, with fast recovery with minimal downtime,’ he said. Dr Maurizio Viel, of LCAS, said stem cells were the way forward in their ability to rejuvenate and heal. ‘We are already using mesenchymal stem cells from the fat to rejuvenate the face,’ he said. ‘Also, we now perform surgical procedures with these stems cells.’”
If you’re considering fat grafting, you want to undergo the procedure with a doctor you can trust. Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. holds the rare distinction of being board certified in two distinct surgical specialties, The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He was educated in the United Kingdom and completed his medical degree at the University of Birmingham Medical School in Birmingham, England prior to surgical residency in the United States.
If you’re looking into fat grafting, this is what you can expect: Your own body fat is used in fat grafting procedures in a technique called autologous fat transfer. This helps cut down on the chance of rejection since the body will recognize its own tissue. It also minimizes the chance of allergic reaction that you might experience as a result of using a