The secret to the transformation you long for lies within you. You own body is the storehouse of remarkable regenerative materials that can help rejuvenate and restore form and function to your skin, body, your face.
The field of regenerative medicine is rich with extraordinary breakthroughs that find dazzling clinical applications in plastic surgery and advanced regenerative aesthetic treatments. Dr. Bart Rademaker is an early adapter of and leader in the use of stem cell and other autologous (you are your own donor and recipient) factors that instigate the body to renew organically. He is now in the vanguard of Regenerative Aesthetics here in Tampa and sought after across the country to train other surgeons in the cutting edge but proven techniques.
The idea is simple — the body is smart. Dr. Rademaker harvests stem and other regenerative cells, such as Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix, from your body and by strategically reintroducing them, he gives your body the tools to revitalize and heal itself.
"My job as a plastic surgeon is to channel that regenerative potential and place your own cells where they’ll provide the maximum benefit. The emphasis is on the body’s own ability to restructure and recreate itself," he said.
Traditionally, plastic surgery (the name derived from the Greek word Plastos, to mold) has been about changing the form and shape of the face or body to what is most aesthetically pleasing and viable. That led to generations of people trying to make themselves over to reach an often-unattainable aesthetic ideal. Fake became so usual, it became the custom. Viability, sustainability, and ultimately, safety rarely entered the equation.
Dr. Rademaker’s practice of plastic surgery has always been dedicated to helping his patients achieve organic-looking transformation. His pioneering work in Regenerative Aesthetics makes the transformation itself organic. The results are spectacular — breathtakingly natural and long-lasting.
Adult Stem Cells – The Body’s Own Pharmacy
Stem cells are the body’s best storehouse of stem cells. Loaded with growth and regenerative factors, stem cells stimulate new blood vessel growth, brings staved tissue the nutrients and oxygen, encouraging the replenishment of new, vital cells.
"Imagine a treatment that frees a child from daily insulin injections, a grandmother weakened by heart failure regains her independence. Imagine soldiers disfigured by injuries, imagine damaged organs re-growing, wounds healing without scars," said Dr. Rademaker of the on-going research across the medical spectrum. "Yes, that’s the future, broad and bright. But much of it is here now in the field of plastic surgery."
"Breast cancer patients with no aesthetic option now clearly have a way to correct deformities after lumpectomy and radiation therapy. Women no longer have to confront the daily reminder that they once had cancer."
"Having breast cancer was not a choice. Having a great surgeon like Dr. Rademaker just made me look amazing after my reconstruction. I never looked better in my whole life." — Ellen K., Tampa
"We’re seeing outcomes in corrective breast surgery after enhancement that are infinitely superior rather than average." — Dr. Bart Rademaker
For the aging face, stem cell-infused fat grafts allow Dr. Rademaker to correct the underlying loss of volume, elasticity and blood flow rather than simply redrawing the surface. Stem cell-enriched fat strategically grafted on the structure of the face brings back the contours, planes and the fresh fullness lost to time or disease.
Stem Cell Mining
The process begins by harvesting the patient’s own stem cell loaded fat in the stomach, thighs or buttocks through liposuction (several techniques may be employed). A proprietary closed system extracts the stem cells, separate them from extraneous matter and concentrates them into a thick serum. The harvested fat, too, is purified and, in smaller quantities, is mixed with the stem cell concentrate.
This stem cell-charged material fat is now ready for grafting to the areas of the body that need. "The true value of this approach is that we keep most, if not all of it. That wasn’t the case with the old fat grafts. Stem-cell infused fat means long-lasting results,"
said Dr. Rademaker.
His results of his techniques of aesthetic regeneration for facial rejuvenation, natural breast enhancement and post-surgical breast correction and reconstruction using stem cell-infused fat are making patients happier than ever. The horizon is limitless.