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Stem cell/prp how does it work - More volume in my lower legs


I have very bony legs
I would like to put more volume to my lower legs specifically between my calf and my anckle. I dont think that implants will work for me. Please help


 



DrMarkEJohnson
Cosmetic surgeon
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prp/stem cells and bony legs  October 17, 2012 2:21 PM

PRP, or platelet rich plasma, has a superabundance of platelets which contain the growth factors that "wake up" dormant stem cells, which then oversee the healing process. It would be nice to see a picture, but just using PRP or PRP with stem cells and injecting into the area is exceedingly unlikely to produce the changes you desire and I would not at all recommend pursuing this. It may be that transfer of stem cell augmented fat to a portion of the area you wish to increase would be beneficial, but again it is not possible to accurately conclude this without examination at best and a picture at a minimum.
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Mark E. Johnson, MD, PhD


docblinski
Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  October 18, 2012 3:38 AM

PRP is a autologous emulsion from the patients blood so it can not truly add volume. As for Stem Cells to "try" and stimulate fat production alone is a true risk. I think you mean fat grafting with the PRP stimulation of the stem cells in the fat grafted cell/tissue? Best to be seen by a fat grafting Plastic surgery in person.




 



 

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