Posts Tagged ‘ stem cells ’

Stem cells, PRP, Growth Factors?

Have you heard of regenerative medicine? Simply put, it’s cutting edge medicine that utilizes your body’s own tissues to rejuvenate itself. Two categories of regenerative medicine that are very popular today are stem cells and growth factors. Stem cell therapies have advanced incredibly over the past ten years. Much of the concern regarding the ethics […]


The Present And Future Of Breast Enhancement

Here is my latest article in the Huffington Post: The statistics are in.  2012 is officially the year of the silicone breast implant. Every year the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) publishes annual cosmetic surgery statistics from the year before.  The numbers released on Tuesday, March 12th reveal that breast augmentation is the […]


6 Extreme Body Enhancements To Expect In The Next 10 Years

My article from yesterday’s Huffington Post science section: Every few months, the cosmetic surgery industry creates a new bizarre, over-the-top procedure: Toe-besity? Grannyplasty? Eyelash transplants? It makes you wonder, what’s next? In the next 10 years, I suspect that today’s ‘extreme plastic surgery’ treatments will seem like run-of-the-mill procedures. The future is likely to bring […]


The Current State of Cosmetic Stem Cell Treatments – Buyer Beware

You may have seen advertising for stem cell facelifts and breast augmentation.  Some cosmetic and plastic surgeons are touting these treatments as cutting edge procedures that promise results far greater than anything we’ve ever seen in plastic surgery.  So what is the truth behind stem cell cosmetic surgery? Stem cells are definitely the future of […]


Breast Augmentation Using Stem Cells? Not Yet…

An interesting article claims that plastic surgeons in Europe and Japan are using stem cells for breast augmentation. It also states that some surgeons in the United States are also performing stem cell breast augmentation. The closest thing to stem cell breast augmentation that I have experience with is fat grafting to the breast. Fat […]