Rethinking Facial Rejuvenation with Fat

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A long-time inventor of medical procedures and devices, San Diego, Calif.-based plastic surgeon Steven R. Cohen, M.D., has refined the fat grafting procedure to where it appears to measurably reverse tissue decay to regenerate the face.

His presentation on the approach, called Injectable Tissue Replacement (ITR), won the Tiffany award for the best scientific presentation at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s 2017 annual meeting. It involves using fat grafting and the stem cells in fat to do more than make the face look more youthful. Rather, he says, Injectable Tissue Replacement helps to increase tissue mass, rebuilding volume where there have been losses in specific areas of the face of an individual patient — in essence, to potentially alter cellular aging.
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