Thursday, March 24, 2011

Plastic Surgery- The new "Vampire Face Lift"

This is the blog of Dr. Robert J Brueck MD FACS, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Fort Myers.

I recently was asked about the new " Vampire Face lift".

I guess it was on TV shows and other news outlets. I must confess my TV watching is limited and it usually comes down to sports and news programs- sorry Oprah, sorry Rachel Ray. I did some investigating.

Apparently a " Vampire " face lift involves drawing of a patients blood, spinning it down and removing the layer containing platelets and other key growth nutrients. These are then injected back into the patients face under their skin.

This is nothing new since I have been doing this for some time now. We take the patients PRP (protein rich plasma) mix it with fat and stem cells and some times a little growth factor and use this to help augment parts of a
patients face that have lost soft tissue bulk. Sometimes I'll make the consistency more liquid and inject under a patients forehead to help rejuvenate from the inside out.

The final question - Does it work?

I think that, the take of the fat grafts is improved and enhanced by combining all of their elements into a " youth restoring cocktail." This would be PRP, fat and stem cells with a touch of growth hormone.

Does injecting simply PRP with a small number of fat stem cells make a difference? The answer simply is I don't know. There are many people doubting this as the new fountain of youth.

There have been no clinical trials to whether this is true or not.

The marketing hype is tremendous. But as interest grows, more studies will be done to answer some of the lingering questions.

If you have questions call me (239)-939-5233 or email me at

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