ATnT Plastic Surgery May – June 2011: Regenerative Aesthetics

Posted: May 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm

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Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
May - June 2011
Plastic Surgery Department

Regenerative Aesthetics


By Todd K. Malan, M.D.
Contributing Editor & Advisor

The cosmetic surgery industry has evolved dramatically over the past few years. While the era of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures has brought about incredible advances in liposuction, breast augmentation, facial rejuvenation and body contouring, perhaps the most promising advance is in the field of Regenerative Aesthetics.

“Regenerative Aesthetics” is the term used to describe a cosmetic procedure that utilizes a patient’s own adipose-derived stem and regenerative cells to create a more youthful and desirable appearance. Patients desiring larger or fuller breasts now have options beyond traditional implants. Areas of the body that have lost their elasticity, firmness, or shape due to age, pregnancy, significant weight gain/loss, or trauma can be restored without the use of foreign materials. And because the technology utilizes the patient’s own tissue and stem cells, the downtime and risks that are often associated with traditional cosmetic procedures are greatly diminished.

The idea behind Regenerative Aesthetics as we know it today was born in 1999 when a professor of surgery at UCLA questioned whether stem cells might exist in the fat he routinely removed from liposuction patients. After a few years of studying fat cells in the lab, his team published its discovery in 2001: stem cells do exist, in abundant numbers, within…READ ON - Download Full Article NOW!

Dr. Malan

About Dr. Malan
Todd K. Malan, M.D. is the founder of the Innovative Cosmetic Surgery Center in Scottsdale, AZ, and creator of the BeautiFill X™ fat transfer breast augmentation procedure. He was the first physician in the United States to offer stem cell natural breast augmentation and has performed over 100 stem cell fat transfers to date. He trains physicians globally in advanced cosmetic procedures including the most progressive methods in water-assisted liposuction, fat transfer, and stem cell technology. Visit his website:

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