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Stem Cells In Houston Plastic Surgery – Part 2

Yesterday’s blog post focused on the importance of mesenchymal stem cells for a variety of medical procedures, including plastic and aesthetic surgery. Today’s post will review the current state of the science regarding stem cells used for fillers in plastic surgery applications. For nearly 100 years physicians have been seeking the ideal tissue filler that can be injected into virtually any part of the body and plane of tissue, can survive in tissues that experience ischemia (lack of blood flow), and generates a long-lasting result that can be easily reproduced. Though medical science has made impressive advancements to this end, there are still some drawbacks to stem cells and autologous fat grafting. Such drawbacks include donor-site morbidity and the body’s ability to reabsorb the grafted materials. Donor site morbidity involves disease in the donor tissue that would prevent successful harvesting and use of the cells and tissue. Re-absorption of grafted cells remains a concern and scientists cannot gauge just how much of the injected filler would be metabolized by the body and how long it would be before the patient required additional grafting. Despite drawbacks, plastic and reconstructive surgeons in Houston and globally are using stem cells in facial rejuvenation, breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, and in other areas of regenerative medicine. Plastic surgeons are using stem-cells and fat transplantation to address soft-tissue defects in the breasts with good success. The bottom line is that more work and analysis of results is required before stem cell therapy is universally embraced by all plastic surgeons, but there remains to be great promise for anti-aging, plastic and aesthetic surgery, and in other fields of medicine such as cardiology, endocrinology, neurology and many others. Michael Eisemann, M.D. is well-respected Houston area plastic surgeon whose career and expertise has spanned over three decades. Dr. Eisemann is committed to continuing medical education and research efforts in the field of plastic surgery.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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