It is a question I get from patients on a regular basis! I stay away from the most popular and latest techniques when patients contain processes that are unproven (shot lipolysis) and those not FDA approved. In the flip side, if it’s only an old technique with another name (stem cell face lift, Lifestyle Face Lift(registered company)) just re-packaged with an advertising budget, I am going to assess the the process and make my choice based on present results.
The formula is simple, choose a fashionable buzzword or phrase and join it with something already accepted. What might be more attractive than a nonsurgical facelift? Nevertheless, it isn’t important whether a “stem cell face lift” is powerful, long lasting, safe or even actually new for the fad to eventually become popular. Fat grafts have existed for over a century. He described reinjection, cleanse and the light removal of fat into the face. He stands by his claim this is the perfect way . In fact, many patients need surgical skin tightening to get the rejuvenated look they desire.
New techniques come on a regular basis. Normally these new plastic surgery processes developed to repair a difficulty or are developed from an idea. In the previous 25 years of my practice, there have been many promising to be “the most popular or the latest.” I can point to three. All these are Botox, liposuction and skin adhesive. The rest have fallen by the wayside as the technique didn’t produce the effects wanted or had morbidity rate or an unacceptable complication rate (undesired effect or complication).
A simple guideline is this; Sydney Plastic Surgeon will probably do a new procedure within about two years if it is actually new and powerful with acceptable complication rates. Maybe patience is a virtue in this situation.