When cosmetic surgeon Allan Wu first heard the woman’s complaint, he wondered if she was imagining things or making it up. A resident of Los Angeles in her late sixties, she explained that she could not open her right eye without considerable pain and that every time she forced it open, she heard a strange click—a sharp sound, like a tiny castanet snapping shut. After examining her in person at The Morrow Institute in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Wu could see that something was wrong: Her eyelid drooped stubbornly, and the area around her eye was somewhat swollen. Six and a half hours of surgery later, he and his colleagues had dug out small chunks of bone from the woman’s eyelid and tissue surrounding her eye, which was scratched but largely intact. The clicks she heard were the bone fragments grinding against one another.
It is unbelievable that doctors can just remove adult stem cells from liposuction and just inject them back into the faces of patients without any sort of real FDA oversight.
Here she made bone in the wrong place. And she will have to worry about this happening again. And perhaps developing cancer.
Some of the creams are a mixture of complex proteins called cytokines that can have very potent effects on cellular metabolism. Yet these labs are passing them out to make huge amounts of money.
No clinical trials to look at long term effects. No organized studies much at all.
All so people can look — or think they look — more youthful. Must be nice to have an extra $20,000 laying around to grow one in your face.