Botched Stem Cell Facelift Leaves Woman With Bones Growing In Her Eyes

Botched Stem Cell Facelift Leaves Woman With Bones Growing In Her Eyes
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A Californian woman was left with bone fragments in her right eye after a botched stem cell facelift she paid $20,000 for at a Beverly Hills clinic.

The woman, in her sixties, was experiencing pain still three months after the operation, so she went to a different surgeon to get another opinion.

The woman complained about not being able to open her eye without considerable pain, and when she did open it, it made a clicking sound.

Cosmetic surgeon Allan Wu thought initially that she was imagining things, but after a six-hour surgery, he pulled small chunks of bone from her eyelid and the surrounding tissue.

The clicks she heard were the bone fragments grinding against one another. 

One theory is the stem cell facelift, a procedure that is unregulated in America, went wrong when the stem cells reacted with a common dermal filler that contains calcium.

The procedure involves removing the patient’s stem cells from the blood and injecting them elsewhere in the body, in order to rejuvenate skin.  

Stem cells are the building blocks of tissue growth, as they can transform into any other type of cell the body needs.

Stem cells are able to repair everything from the brain to the heart.

The stem cells were then injected into her face, around the eye area in particular.

During the procedure, she also had some dermal filler injected. This is routinely used by plastic surgeons to make wrinkles less noticeable.

Dr. Wu believes the woman’s original surgeons forgot that a key ingredient of such fillers is calcium hydroxylapatite, which causes stem cells to turn into bone.

Despite the fact that Dr. Wu removed the bone fragments, there is no guarantee that more won’t grow.

Jordan Shepherd | Elite.

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