Celebrity hairdresser Karl “Charly” Plasil from Vienna owes new zest for life to a knee treatment with stem cells from body fat
Author: Dr. Wolfgang Exel
Physical activity has always been an essential part of his life for Charly Plasil. Whether in his salon (OSSIG hairstyle & beauty) in downtown Vienna, where he dresses up celebrity ladies and gentlemen, or if he does sports eagerly in his free time – for example, riding the bike, Nordic walking, or skiing down the slope in the winter.
Then the mischief: Suddenly pain in the knee. Mr. Plasil could hardly move properly. Doing sports or even climbing stairs was impossible at all. “It was very difficult for me to do without moving. However, I was also impaired in my professional activity! A perfect haircut requires skill and comprehensive training as well as good mobility…”
But luckily the hairdresser learned about the treatment with stem cells from his own fat tissue from his long-standing customer DDr. Heinrich: “I saw the chance of being able to use my knee free of pain again without surgery. Otherwise an artificial joint would have been necessary.”
The Viennese doctor DDr. Karl-Georg Heinrich is active in the field of regenerative and aesthetic medicine. For years, he has been dealing with body fat and its use for health and beauty. In addition to using it for breast augmentation, for example, body fat also plays an important role in the treatment of tissue damages. This is confirmed by scientific studies.
DDr. Heinrich: “Stem cells from fat tissue have anti-inflammatory and regenerative effects. In the treatment of joint diseases medicine takes advantage of this body’s own healing mechanism.”
Charly Plasil was informed about the method and the course of the planned procedure by his doctor. Optimally prepared, he underwent the treatment. First, a small amount of fat was harvested in local anesthesia. DDr. Heinrich then separated mesenchymal stem cells from this fat and injected them into the area of the joint immediately afterwards.
„Basically, this therapy can be done on all joints,” says the physician. After two hours his patient took a taxi home. The next day he came to the check-up. Within short time the small punctures of the liposuction had healed and the bruises had subsided.
“About three weeks later the pain in the knee decreased significantly,” the hairdresser remembers and confirms today: “Now I am completely free of symptoms and as mobile as before! I am no longer limping and am fully fit for my work.”
In the skiing holiday, Charly Plasil wanted to know it for sure: “I buckled on the skis after the stem cell treatment for the first time. Already riding the ski lift brought the first success experience: I could sit down without pain! But also the “wedeln” itself was as much fun as before!”
The highly satisfied patient has long been riding on the exercise bike again and enjoys the regained mobility. His physician is also delighted: “The fat stem cells obviously stimulate the regeneration of the cartilage in the joint and thereby help to remedy the cause of the pain.”
Contact: Clinic DDr. Heinrich®, ☎ +43 1 532 18 01, email@example.com.
Published in Krone Gesund on April 8, 2017.