What Is a Regenerative Facelift?
Men who wish to restore facial volume but have good skin elasticity may not want to undergo an extensive facelift procedure. Regular facelifts are more likely to leave keloid or hypertrophic scars, and they can have lengthy recovery periods. The regenerative facelift is designed to restore facial volume and improve texture without invasive incisions. The regenerative facelift uses fat stem cells to regenerate facial tissues, and it provides longer-lasting results than other techniques.
The Benefits of the Regenerative Facelift
- Requires minimal incisions to avoid excessive scarring
- Shorter recovery period
- Long-lasting results
- Restores lost volume
- Improves skin texture and tone
Regenerative Facelift Techniques
Removing Stem and Regenerative Cells
The regenerative facelift improves your facial volume and texture by injecting your own stem cells into your facial tissue. These stem cells are harvested through a sophisticated fat grafting device that isolates regenerative cells. These stem cells are then recombined with other fat cells to create a turbocharged mixture of fat.
Benefits of Fat Grafting
The regenerative facelift technique relies heavily on fat grafting, which many patients prefer because of the body contouring effects in addition to its facial volumizing results. Since you must have an ample supply of fat for harvesting, many patients see a noticeable improvement in problem areas such as the abdomen, waist, thighs, and back.
The turbocharged fat is injected into the face via micro-cannulas. The key to an even graft with natural results is Dr. Calabria’s micro-droplet technique. The cell-enhanced fat is sculpted into your face in fine, even layers both under and over your facial musculature. Dr. Calabria’s technique ensures both a restoration of volume but also the preservation of your masculine profile.
After an extensive consultation, Dr. Calabria will recommend which technique will help you achieve the best results possible. Often, he utilizes multiple techniques to customize your procedure. Tailoring each procedure to the individual allows Dr. Calabria to achieve natural-looking results that best highlight your facial contours while maintaining the masculine qualities of your facial structure.
The regenerative facelift technique is performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. While general anesthesia provides a safe and comfortable surgery, patients who require minimal facial correction may qualify for local anesthesia.
You will experience some swelling and bruising of your face. You should rest with your head elevated for one to two weeks following your procedure to minimize excess swelling. You should wear a compression garment around the areas fat was harvested from to ensure proper healing. Most patients can return to work within two to three weeks of their procedure. You should avoid strenuous physical activity for three to four weeks. After six weeks, major swelling should begin to subside and your final results should become noticeable.
Some patients do experience mild discomfort during the first week of regenerative facelift recovery, which is often caused by swelling. Oral medication can be used to control any associated pain that may occur.
One benefit of the regenerative facelift is the use of micro-cannulas to inject fat. These small cannulas don’t require large incisions, and most patients don’t develop any visible scarring.
The liquid facelift uses synthetic dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, or Restylane®. These fillers typically only provide temporary results that last several months, and repeat treatments can become quite costly. The regenerative facelift, on the other hand, uses your fat, and your one-time treatment is long lasting.