The neck lift is a very critical part of operation and is often omitted during the facelift.
As my finishing touches I address and lift the lips and the chin in a natural way.
My facelift incisions are well hidden in the hair and inside the ears for the most part. There are some incisions on the back of the ear needed for the neck lift.
Facelift with Fat
The facelift with fat has many good applications for the right patient. It has been noted that the fat can sometimes improve the quality of the skin. I use fat in some of my facelifts but not all. Proper patient selection is the key to success.
Facelift with Stem Cells
Stem cells have been found in fat. So we take the fat with liposuction for one part of the body and we isolate the stem cells. Then we add the stem cells and the fat in the face. How exactly the stem cells function is not yet known.
As a plastic surgeon with integrity I must state that at this point in time we do not know the efficacy and value of adding stem cells to the facelift. Theoretically it makes sense that it works but the scientific truth is that we do not know if it helps and how it helps.
In Europe stem cell applications can be more advanced than the US for regulatory reasons.