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More on Suzanne Somers – Plastic Surgery? Stem Cell Facelift?

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The National Enquirer has posted an article about Suzanne Somers’ new appearance.  What is going on with her face?  Check out the comments of a prominent “Detroit area plastic surgeon” in the article here.

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Suzanne Somers – What The Heck Happened To Her Face?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Now, don’t get me wrong.  Back in the day, I really liked Suzanne Somers.  She could have knocked on my door anytime.  But now… what the heck happened to her face?  Her face is so puffy it looks like it’s been stung by a hive of bees. 

My most faithful blog readers may recall a post from just over a year ago stating that Suzanne was planning to have a stem cell facelift.  If you don’t remember, you can check out the post here.  Well, it appears that she may have done just that. 

So what is a stem cell facelift, you ask?  It’s basically facial fat grafting using fat that is supercharged with stem cells.  A doctor harvests some fat via liposuction, removes concentrated stem cells from a portion of it, then injects the remaining fat that is ‘supercharged’ with the stem cells into areas of the face which are gaunt.  The idea is that the stem cells will cause a greater percentage of the grafted fat to survive and possibly even improve the skin quality.  Currently there are a handful of physicians advertising stem cell facelifts in the U.S. but in reality the machinery needed to remove and concentrate stem cells are not FDA approved for cosmetic use.  HOWEVER, there are people in other countries who may be using real stem cells to enhance their facelifts, so it is definitely possible that Suzanne went overseas to get this procedure done. 

She obviously had something done to give her a pillow face!

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Is Suzanne Somers Getting a Stem Cell Facelift?

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

The latest issue of the National Enquirer has an interesting story (which I am quoted in) that claims Suzanne Somers is going to have a stem cell facelift. Apparently her latest book contains a lot about her ideas with stem cells and their possible benefits. She mentions getting her stem cells banked in a recent blog post, as well.

So what is the stem cell facelift? Basically, stem cells are extremely young cells which can divide and grow into the cells of the organ they are transplanted into. That’s why stem cells are very promising for cancer treatments, where treatment often includes removing large portions of important organs. Many people believe that stem cells which are transplanted into the face can help reverse aging by becoming youthful skin and fat. The stem cell procedure/device is not FDA approved for this purpose, however, so the actual stem cell facelift cannot be performed in the U.S.

Currently the closest thing we have to a stem cell facelift in the U.S. is the Volumetric Facelift, or a facelift combined with fat grafting. I was a coauthor of the original scientific paper that described this procedure back in 2004. For that article, click here. The difference between fat grafting and actual stem cell injections is that although fat is chock full of stem cells, the fat contains other cells as well.

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Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.