Occasionally things get paired together that sound odd but make sense. This is the case with Dr. Jeffrey Schafer, a San Diego based surgeon who has made a name for himself as an expert in the transfer of fat cells a body part to another which is being called "Green" Cosmetic Surgery. "I've been fat transfers for over 20 years but has been a growing interest in minimally invasive procedures, along with green technology. " The basic idea is to go natural rather than having an implant, for example, made of a substance foreign to the body, such as silicone. Dr. Jeffrey continued by saying, "The industry is manufactured using fillers such as Restylane (TM) or similar products from bacteria, or bone. What I am doing now is taking a substance in the body of the person and the reuse or recycling . The results are longer lasting and the skin looks better. Sometimes, when you see someone who has had a face lift "
Is "Green" Cosmetic Surgery the future or simply become a niche approach to cosmetics? Only time will tell.
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