Stem Cells in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, advertising claims touting the benefits of cosmetic procedures that use stem cells are not verified by science and should be approached with extreme caution. Stem cells may one day prove to have amazing benefits in reconstructive and plastic surgery procedures, but studies into the effectiveness, safety, and side-effects of stem cells are still in their infancy.

Claims that stem cells can be used for breast augmentation, facelifts, and even as a minimally invasive alternative to liposuction are simply irresponsible at this point. The only FDA approved cosmetic stem cell treatment is a product designed to treat facial wrinkles. It is currently undergoing extensive post-approval surveillance to determine its long-term efficacy and safety.

Andover plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson offers plastic surgery procedures that have been proven effective and require no suspicious advertising claims. Utilizing advanced technology including Smartlipo™ and endoscopic techniques, Dr. Chatson is able to deliver impressive results while reducing surgical and recovery times. During your initial consultation he will listen to all of your concerns, assess your problem areas, and discuss the procedures best suited to help you reach your cosmetic goals.

If you are considering an aesthetic procedure in the Andover area, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon George P. Chatson, MD to schedule a consultation today. Dr. Chatson maintains plastic surgery centers in Andover, Massachusetts and Nashua, New Hampshire.

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