During the ASAPS Aesthetic Meeting of 2011, a gathering of plastic surgeons from across the globe to discuss the latest techniques in aesthetic enhancement, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) issued a joint statement on the use of stem cells in aesthetic surgery procedures. Basing their findings on a study of peer-reviewed literature, the two organizations found that while stem cells for plastic surgery treatments may hold promise for the future, there is little existing data on the safety and effectiveness of the technique. ASAPS and ASPS joined forces to conduct the study after growing concerns from plastic surgeons that advertising and marketing touting the use of stem cell therapy in aesthetic procedures may not reflect that the technique has not yet been substantiated by scientific evidence.
Although Dr. Semira Bayati makes it a priority to bring her patients the latest in plastic and cosmetic surgery techniques, she believes that safety and superior results are the most important promises she makes to her patients. While stem cell therapy may one day be available for our Newport Beach and Orange County, CA-area patients, Dr. Bayati will follow the recommendations of the joint task force, which recommend further clinical study and strict guidelines on how plastic surgeons should market aesthetic treatment with stem cells. Dr. Bayati says, while the future of stem cell therapy in aesthetic surgery looks extremely promising, you should always consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon when considering any type of cosmetic enhancement treatment, and be wary of advertisements that may be pushing too far ahead of what the scientific and plastic surgery communities have yet to prove.