Stem Cell Lift (PASC Lift)
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Until now, the traditional plastic surgery concept was to remove the bags from under the eyes, to cut the loose skin out and to pull the skin tight. In reviewing the facelift results of this plastic surgery concept, cosmetic surgeons noticed that this method not only made people look pulled tight and plastic, but it actually accentuated the loss of volume and the hollowed appearance caused one to look old.
The field of medicine is entering a new era with the use of stem cell technology and Mesenchymal Stem Cells or MSCs. As with any new technology there is much confusion. The use of MSCs from your own body fat, known as autologus adult adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells MSCs, has come of age, while the ethically controversial embryonic MSCs are still being studied and developed. Non-embryonic adult MSCs are found most concentrated in the fat. Adult MSCs remain dormant (non-dividing) until they are activated by a normal need for more cells, or by disease or tissue injury. Serving as part of the repair and maintenance system, they can theoretically divide without limit to replenish others. When activated, the MSC in the fat has the potential to either remain a MSC or become a fat cell, a muscle cell, a bone cell, a cartilage cell, or a nerve covering cell.
Dr. Singer’s PASC Lift® technique offers a new option in face lifts as it addresses and overcomes the problems encountered with the traditional face lifts and old fashioned fat grafting procedures. The PASC Facelift provides a 3-dimensional lift without scarring. It corrects the main cause of an aging face which is volume loss and loss of normal skin elasticity and texture.
It does not alter the natural anatomy of your face. The procedure can be performed with a local anesthesia, there is no need for general anesthesia. The PASC facelift cost varies from patient to patient dependent on exact treatment plan, but starts around $15,000. The cost of the PASC facelift is a fraction of the cost of older methods of cosmetic surgery since it does not require general anesthesia and takes less time to perform. Also, the entire face (forehead, eyes, nose, temples, cheeks, laugh lines, lips, jowls, and chin) can be done all at the same time with the PASC enhanced fat. Each area would otherwise entail a separate procedure that costs thousands of dollars.
When the PASC facelift procedure is completed, the fat harvesting area where the mini-lipo was performed is dressed with a bandage and paper tape. You may be given compression garment to decrease swelling and discomfort. It is not uncommon to have some drainage of pink-tinged fluid that night and usually stops by morning. The PASC injection sites (usually 4-6 in number) are covered with very small bandages. Some swelling and mild bruising may be expected at the harvesting or injection sites and is completely normal. You may shower and remove all dressings the next day. Dr. Singer and/or the nurse will see you the following day for a post-operative check. Tylenol is usually sufficient for pain relief. You may eat a light dinner. Do not exercise for a few days.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE ICE directly on the skin; make sure to put a barrier between your skin and the cool compresses (a gauze or washcloth)
After your PASC Facelift procedure please enjoy a nice rest at home or at the hotel. Over the following days and weeks you can expect some swelling and/or bruising, the extent of which varies from patient to patient. For the first 2-3 days post-procedure you may apply cool compresses (no ice) to the areas treated up to 10 minutes every hour. The cool compresses will help reduce swelling in the treated areas. After the 3nd post-operative day, you may begin applying warm compresses to the areas treated up to 10 minutes every hour. The warm compresses promote circulation and healing. Also, to help diminish bruising, please take the Arnica provided and incorporate pineapple juice in your diet. You may resume taking your supplements 48 hours post-op. The results vary from person to person. It will take approximately 3 months for the MSCs and fat to become incorporated into the existing tissues. At 2-3 months we can assess the results of your PASC facelift to see if additional injections may be beneficial.
There are no scalpel knives used in the procedure. Specially designed blunt instruments are used to inject the fat and PASCs to sculpt the body areas as desired.
No. The PASC Facelift procedure restores the youthful look by restoring the 3-dimensional balance to the face.
Do I need to be put to asleep?
No. The PASC Facelift procedure is minimally invasive and does not require general anesthesia. Most patients prefer to take an oral sedative to help them feel more relaxed during the procedure.
Is the PASC Facelift safe?
Yes. Since it is your own fat there is no allergic or adverse reaction that can happen from the fat or PASCs. Also, since there is no need for general anesthesia, serious risks associated with being put to sleep are eliminated.
Is it painful?
Most patients report feeling mild pressure during the injection that is controlled with local anesthesia and some soreness in the areas treated for about 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure that does not require pain medication.
How long is the recovery?
You will be able to resume your normal daily activities the following day if you are taking the oral sedative during the procedure. Limited by the degree of swelling that you experience after the procedure. Most patients have noticeable swelling and some bruising in the areas treated from 3 to 10 days, depending on the extent of the procedure and individual healing response.
The results should last for approximately 5 to 10 years. The results are affected by your lifestyle, habits and genetics. Smoking and weight fluctuations diminish the results.
How will it look over time?
Since it is your own live tissue, it will be undetectable and will change along with the rest of the surrounding tissues it is found in. In addition to having restored the 3-dimensional balanced proportions to your face, the PASCs help rejuvenate the look and texture of the skin, restoring your youthful glow.
How is it different from fat injections?
Fat grafting injection results are dependent on the technique used. The technique used is a major factor in how much viable fat cells are transferred to the desired area. In the PASC facelift procedure, Dr. Singer uses unique patent-pending process, which allows him to double or triple the number of MSCs that are going to be used to re-position the fat and to sculpt the face back to its naturally healthy and youthful appearance. This unique process generates better results, last longer and rejuvenates the facial structures as well as the skin over it.
How much does it cost?
The PASC facelift cost varies from patient to patient dependent on exact treatment plan, but starts around $15,000. The cost of the PASC facelift is a fraction of the cost of older methods of cosmetic surgery since it does not require general anesthesia and takes less time to perform. Also, the entire face (forehead, eyes, nose, cheeks, laugh lines, lips, jowls, and chin) can be done all at the same time with the PASC enhanced fat. Each area would otherwise entail a separate procedure that costs thousands of dollars. The average cost of older methods of facial surgery is generally $40,000 and up.
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