Butt Augmentation

If your buttocks are proportionally out of balance or you want to improve the size or shape to something you find more aesthetically pleasing, you may be interested in a new procedure known as butt augmentation. Past methods of butt augmentation eventually failed because fat transferred from another area of the body would eventually break apart. Plastic surgeons have corrected this deficiency and now offer two forms of butt augmentation that are perfectly safe and can be performed in a clinic on an outpatient basis. Women from around the world are catching on to the new butt augmentation procedure and are having it done in numbers greater than ever.

Fat Transfer Butt Augmentation

The first type of butt augmentation procedure available from a plastic surgeon is the fat transfer. During this process, a doctor takes small amounts of fat from other body areas and injects it into your buttocks in layers. The space between the layers of skin on the butt provides a place for new blood vessels to grow into the fat that has been grafted from another area. This corrects the problem of earlier forms of the surgery that did not allow new sections of fat to gain its own supply of blood.

Stem Cell Enhanced Butt Augmentation

In the second type of butt augmentation procedure, a doctor removes unwanted body fat from around the abdomen, thighs or waist with laser liposuction technique. The fat cells then goes through a stem cell harvesting process. The removed fat cells and the stem cells are cleansed and mixed together before being injected back into the buttocks to replace lost fat tissues. The result is a natural-looking enhancement to the appearance of you buttocks.

The stem cell enhanced butt augmentation takes between four and six hours to complete. You are given a local anesthesia and can go home the same day. Doctors use the RejuveButt laser technique to sculpt and graft the butt tissues until they resemble the size and shape you desire.

Body Contouring Services

We live in a society that idealizes the perfect body. That is one of the main reasons that so many people today feel self-conscious. Fortunately, there are a number of body contouring procedures that can help people feel better about the way that they look. Below are some of those procedures:


Liposuction is a procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the stomach, thighs, arms, legs and buttocks. Today, there are several different forms of liposuction available including: laser, body-jet and vaser. Those procedures are minimally invasive and give people the fast results that they are looking for.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a procedure that tightens the stomach by removing excess fat and skin. This procedure is very popular among women who have delivered children. It is also a popular choice for people who have had trouble losing weight in their abdominal area.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A Mini Tummy Tuck is where fat and skin is removed from the lower abdomen. It is a popular choice for those who are generally happy with their body, but have a little pudge that they would like to get rid of.


A lipoabdominoplasty is a procedure that combines liposuction and a tummy tuck. Surgeons prefer this procedure because it allows people to have a faster recovery time and the risk of complications is much lower.

Smooth Shaper

Smooth Shaper is a procedure that helps remove cellulite. Cellulite is a problem that most women suffer from. Smooth shaper uses laser and light technology to liquefy the fat underneath the skin.

Laser stretch mark removal

Laser stretch mark removal is a procedure that uses laser technology to break up stretch marks. When a stretch mark is broken apart, new skin begins to grow in its place.

The perfect body does not exist. However, liposuction, a tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, lipoabdominoplasty, Smooth shaper and laser stretch mark removal can help people feel more confident about their bodies.

Rejuvenate and Restore with the Stem Cell Enhanced Face Lift

Shu Cosmetic Surgery Institute is pleased to offer the revolutionary ADRC (Stem) Cell Enhanced Face Lift, the face lift that adds one’s own regenerative cells to further enhance facial rejuvenation and youth restoration.

Edina, MN (August 17th, 2011) — Cosmetic surgeons have been trying to restore youth into patients’ faces for years. This seemingly unattainable goal has been brought to reality thanks to improvements in surgical technique and laser tools. A ground-breaking technique that Dr. Steven Shu calls the “ADRC (Stem) cell enhanced face lift” can not only help patients restore volume in the face to create an even more youthful appearance, but also add regenerative cells believed to be beneficial to the rejuvenation process.

“The ADRC (stem) cell enhanced face lift procedure is an even more effective and innovative technique because the cells are injected into the SMAS and underneath the facial musculature to create a more satisfying result,” Dr. Shu said.

The ADRC (stem) cell enhanced face lift combines soft tissue transferred from one part of the patient’s body to the face using the patient’s own adipose tissue-derived stem cells and regenerative cells. Fat cells, usually from the abdomen area, are extracted using liposuction and then harvested for its rich amount of Adipose Derived Regenerative Cells (ADRC’s), including adult stem cells, blood vessel producing cells, and growth factor secreting cells. Once harvested, the fat is treated through an ADRC processing device to isolate the regenerative cells.

“The ADRC processing device is laboratory equipment that processes the patient’s fat tissue through a single-use, replaceable set designed specifically for this device,” Dr. Shu said. “The device separates the stem cells from the adipose fat and collects them in a closed environment to minimize risk of exposure to contaminants.”

The collected stem cells and fat are injected into the layers of skin and muscle underneath the face, and special attention is paid to making sure the regenerative tissue is placed in a precise location to enhance volume in the necessary areas.

“Following the procedure, the patient will see a dramatic improvement in both the face contour and skin appearance,” Dr. Shu said. “Local and transplanted stem cells essentially work to restore themselves and continuously multiply.”

Dr. Steven Shu, MD, MBA, is a board certified laser surgeon and a pioneer of office cosmetic and surgeries in the United States. He has adopted countless revolutionary techniques to achieve ideal results with more efficiency and safety.

Meet Dr. Shu

Dr. Shu is a board certified laser surgeon and one of the nation’s top proceduralists, specializing in office based medical and cosmetic procedures and surgeries. He provides a wide range of cosmetic procedural and surgical services above and beyond typical aesthetic medicine and performs numerous office procedures every year. On top of his clinical work, Dr. Shu is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota medical school and is also on the medical staff at Southdale Hospital, North Memorial Hospital, and Fairview Medical Center, teaching weekly office procedures to resident physicians.

After graduating in 1984 from the distinguished Shanghai Medical University, Dr. Shu completed his surgical residency and worked as a surgical attending physician until arriving in the United States in 1991. After completing a surgical internship at Flushing Hospital in New York, he followed up with office-procedure-orientated residency training at Michigan State University from 1996 to 2000. He obtained his Physician E-MBA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2005.

Dr. Shu is board-certified through the American Board of Laser Surgery and American Board of Family Practice; he is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American College of Phlebology
  • American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • International Society of Cosmetogyncology
  • American Medical Association
  • Minnesota Medical Association

Dr. Shu has continued his advanced education in cosmetic surgeries over the years, having trained with many of the nation’s top cosmetic and plastic surgeons. As a pioneer in office cosmetic surgeries in the United States, he has adopted countless revolutionary techniques to achieve ideal results with more efficiency and safety.

Dr. Shu is the first physician in Minnesota to perform the following cosmetic procedures and surgeries:

  • Stem Cell Enhanced Natural Breast Augmentation, personally trained under the inventor, Dr. Todd Malan at the Innovative Cosmetic Surgery Center in Scottsdale, AR.
  • Vaser Hi Def™ Body LipoSculpture, personally trained by the inventor, Dr. Alfredo Hoyos, along with Dr. John Millard, and David Broadway at the Advanced Body Sculpting Institute in Colorado).
  • Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® and Designer Laser Vaginoplasty®, personally trained under the inventor, Dr. David Matlock at the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of America in Beverly Hills, California
  • Breast cosmetic surgeries under local anesthesia and IV sedation, personally trained under Drs. Marco Pelosi III at the International Society of Cosmetogyncology in Bayonne, NJ.
  • Dr. Shu was also professionally trained in the following areas:
  • Blepharoplasty and Advanced Periorbital Rejuvenation, personally trained by Dr. Susan Hughes at the Hughes Center for Aesthetic Medicine in Cherry Hill, NJ.
  • Aesthetic Breast Surgery and Abdominoplasty, personally trained by Robert Jackson in Hamilton Surgical Arts, Indianapolis, IN

Outside the office, Dr. Shu dedicates his time to community activism. After forming the Minnesota Chinese Physician Association (AMCP) in 2003, he led its members and community volunteers in establishing the Minnesota Chinese Health Center (MCHC), a free clinic for disadvantaged Chinese in the Twin Cities. He is also publisher and president of MN Duowei Times, the most widely circulated Chinese newspaper in Minnesota. Moreover, he established One Stop Charity Fund in his clinic in 2010 and donates 10% of profit every year to non-profit organizations in the Chinese community.

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