Favorite Innovative Stem-Cell Techniques Make the Facelift New Again-as featured on ABC

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose has developed a new and innovative set of procedures we call a Stem-cell enhanced facelift using the patient’s own tissues which can result in faster healing while restoring lost volume to the face and neck areas. His specific techniques utilize a 4 layer technique to address the aging face and neck to create a more youthful look. It is a combination of the new SMAS facelift that addresses three layers of tissue (unlike older methods that just pulled tight the top layer of skin alone), along with the patient’s own harvested fat rich cells (via liposuction) and plasma to enhance this technique. 

To schedule a complimentary consultation to see if this procedure is right for you please give us a call: 713.622.2277

HOUSTON, Texas via ABC https://abc13.com/health/stem-cells-from-patients-own-fat-make-the-facelift-new-again/1857112/

For many people of a certain age, we feel we can spot a facelift a block away and so for many years we’ve opted to go the non-surgical route when it comes to reversing the signs of aging. Yet, now both men and women are choosing to go under the knife with a technique that promises more subtle changes that can last for decades.

Before & after houston facelift photo (courtesy of facebook)

Before & after facelift photo (courtesy of facebook)

Most people would look at 48-year-old Indya and think she looks years younger than what’s on her driver’s license. However, when she looked in the mirror, she saw something else. “I see the gradual sagging,” Indya said, fussing at the reflection looking back at her. “I’m actually doing this for myself because when I look in the mirror, I see what I want to fix,” Indya said.

The goal is to create a more natural looking face-lift.

“We’ve all seen facelifts of yesteryear where the patients are just pulled so tightly, it looks like kind of a wind tunnel. It doesn’t look pretty,” said Dr. Rose.

The newer facelifts he’s doing on his patients use smaller incisions and plump stem cells from a patient’s own fat, all making for a less painful and much shorter recovery. With incisions above and below her eyes, below her chin, in her hairline and in front and behind her ears, it’s the safe and natural filler found in Indya’s own body that is the key to the rejuvenation.

“I love the results. They’re very natural and soft and I’m really excited. This facelift is supposed to last 15 to 20 years,” Indya said.

Good candidates for the three-layer facelift can range in age from the early 30’s to those in their 80’s, depending on a patient’s skin. As for price, the procedure rings up around $15,000.

THE SCIENCE: This innovative use of growth-factor enriched techniques has the potential to revolutionize traditional facelift surgery. Plastic Surgeon Franklin A. Rose, MD has been both studying and implementing this European technique to harness the powerful characteristics of plasma cells to increase the facial rejuvenation benefits of fat grafting for over ten years. Growth-factor enriched plasma cells can increase the survival rate of fat transfer, which can be long-lasting and often permanent.

Researchers have been exploring the regenerative properties of growth factors alongside platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for years, experimenting with their potential to aid in anti-aging treatments increasingly popular aesthetic procedures. The source of these cells comes from the patient’s own adipose tissue.

Favorite Erica Rose Passed the Bar Exam while 9 Months Pregnant! As featured on MSN, more

Erica Rose – photo by Chris Gillett

Bachelor TV start who hopes to become the future Judge Judy passes the bar while nine months pregnant and claims baby helped her

Erica Rose can officially be called Esquire and is now a licensed attorney practicing with the prestigious family law firm Holmes, Diggs, and Sadler spearheaded by the power duo Cindy Diggs and Judie Sadler in Houston, Texas.

As a mother of two young daughters: Holland and Aspen, she is passionate about child custody and helping her clients divorce as amicably as possible. The firm’s other practice areas include LGBT Relationships, Property & Asset Division, Adoption and International Family Law.  Erica has always been involved in the LGBTQ community. She was honored in 2009 and a speaker at the Human Rights Gala alongside actress Christine Baranski. 

She also received her Masters of Law in Entertainment Law and looks forward to helping those in the entertainment industry with their family law matters as well. 

Erica is the daughter of famous plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin A. Rose, who could not be more proud, world renowned silhouette artist Cindi Harwood Rose, sister of attorney Ben Rose and wife of Charles K. Sanders who also has his law degree.


2018 has been an amazing year for Erica, between getting married, having her second daughter Aspen, and now accomplishing her dream of being a practicing attorney.  Maybe she really will accomplish her dream of being the next Judge Judy after all. 

For more info: https://www.holmesdiggs.com/attorneys/erica-rose/

Listen to Erica’s Podcast as featured in the Houston Chronicle here: https://yourchron.com/2018/11/19/podcast-interview-erica-rose-from-the-bachelor-to-babies-to-the-bar-exam/

By Josh Saunders

Bachelor TV star  Erica Rose, 35, from Houston, Texas, USA, was ready to pop while sitting her final exams to become an attorney and would onto give birth five days later. During the tests she was constantly checked up on by invigilators and concerned students who feared her waters could break at any moment. The mum-of-two, who famously appeared on TV shows The Bachelor, Bachelor Pad and You’re Cut Off, says her daughter was her ‘good luck baby’. She claims the baby would kick throughout the exams when she wanted to urge the future-mum to choose another answer.

After giving birth to little Aspen, now three months old, she was revealed to had passed on October 29 and decided to get sworn in the same day.

Now working as an attorney in family law for Holmes, Diggs, and Sadler, she hopes one day to fill the shoes of her idol Judge Judy or have her own show settling disputes. Erica said: “It’s what I’ve always wanted to do but being nine months pregnant wasn’t fun. “It was so hot in Texas, waddling around in the heat carrying the baby in my belly and all of my books. “Throughout the exam she was kicking the whole time, she was my good luck baby. “She was telling me all the answers to pick, she would kick every time she wanted me to pick a different answer. “During the exam, the admin team were asking if I was ok, and what if my waters broke, all the other students kept checking on me too.

“Being pregnant gave me the extra motivation, I knew I needed to do it because I wouldn’t have as much time when taking care of two kids. “With my TV background I would love to have my own TV court show, I would change it up making it stylish and cool. “It’s always been a goal of mine. I have always been obsessed with Judge Judy, I think she is so smart, funny and an amazing woman. “I love how opinionated she is and tells it how it is despite how brutal that may be. “My goal is being opinionated, telling it like it is, coming from a real and genuine place, I think that’s how I am as a person.”

Erica said: “While I was on The Bachelor, I was so distracted running around that I couldn’t focus and then I had my first daughter. “I figured out now was the right time to do it while I was pregnant because I would have more time then after she was born.” After finding out she had passed her exams she chose to get sworn in that exact same day in a ceremony conducted by Judge Mike Engelhart in Harris County Civil Court. Erica added: “As soon as I found out I went to get sworn in, I had waited so long for this that I knew I didn’t want to wait another day. “Everyone thought it was so funny, but equally as soon as you get sworn in you are licensed. “I feel happy that by 35 I’ve accomplished my current goals to get married, have kids and become an attorney.”

Read the original story in it’s entirety here: https://www.msn.com/en-au/video/lifestyle/bachelor-tv-start-who-hopes-to-become-the-future-judge-judy-passes-the-bar-while-nine-months-pregnant-and-claims-baby-helped-her/vp-BBPROc3

Listen to Erica’s Podcast as featured in the Houston Chronicle here: https://yourchron.com/2018/11/19/podcast-interview-erica-rose-from-the-bachelor-to-babies-to-the-bar-exam/

Dr. Franklin Rose featured in the Wall Street Journal

Happy New Year: The Busiest Season for Cosmetic Surgery

    The Wall Street Journal
    DECEMBER 29, 2011


Happy New Year: The Busiest Season for Cosmetic Surgery

Happy New Year: The Busiest Season for Cosmetic Surgery

Beauty takes no holiday.

Happy New Year: The Busiest Season for Cosmetic Surgery December, particularly the latter half, is the busiest time of the year for many plastic surgeons, cosmetic dermatologists and doctors who perform weight-loss operations like gastric bypass. Some doctors say they do twice as many of these elective procedures per day in this period as during the rest of the year.

The reason: After many cosmetic procedures patients want to go underground during the days-long recovery period, which might involve swelling, bruising and oozing. The holiday season makes it easier to avoid interacting with others at work or in school car pools. This year, with Christmas and New Year’s both falling on weekends, a patient can be under the knife or laser beams early in the week and still be presentable by the time the parties start.

For plastic surgeons, the most popular procedures for December are those that require the most time for healing, like face-lifts. Dr. Franklin Rose, a plastic surgeon in Houston, says this month has been his busiest ever. He performed about 20 operations a week, twice the norm during the year. He routinely was operating well into the night, missing out on visits to the gym and attending holiday parties with family. “With surgeons in December, you can have some unhappy wives,” Dr. Rose says.

Read the entire story here: Happy New Year: The Busiest Season for Cosmetic Surgery

Favorite Inside Edition: Ivanka Trump Plastic Surgery Reveal

“The #Ivanka Effect!”

UPDATED: Plastic Surgery to Look Like Ivanka Trump?

View the video as aired Nov 5 on Inside Edition below click on the image:

Houston, Texas; November 2018 – Move over Melania – Ivanka is poised to be the NEW “Plastic Surgery Pin Up Girl!” As Ivanka Trump continues to make the news, more and more people are reporting to want to be like her — or at least look like her

Sarah is one such patient who sought out Dr. Franklin Rose for her “Ivanka Makeover.” Sarah’s extensive face and body surgeries included a including a rhinoplasty (nose job), fillers to her cheeks, chin, & lips, liposuction under her cheeks and chin along with liposuction to her upper arms, lower back, abdomen, hips & thighs, with brazilian buttock lift (fat grafts to the buttock area) to achieve Ivanka’s svelte look.

Via Metro UK:

“This might be the 1000th very, very beautiful patient that I’ve operated on; in an odd way, it’s sort of more enjoyable because you can take the beautiful into the hyper-beautiful,” says Dr. Franklin Rose, who received tremendous international media attention when he performed multiple plastic surgeries on a breast cancer survivor wanting to look like First Lady, Melania Trump…..now he is helping his patient Sarah Schmidt achieve her dream of looking more like First Daughter Ivanka Trump!  “I have had many women visit my office wanting the ‘Ivanka Look’ and so it’s not really surprising to see even MORE women now requesting to look more like Ivanka, who is poised, elegant, and graceful.”

Read the story as featured in the Houston Chronicle – Dr. Franklin Rose

Thank you Marcy de Luna for the wonderful write up in the Houston Chronicle - Dr. Franklin Rose

Thank you Marcy de Luna for the wonderful write up in the Houston Chronicle – Dr. Franklin Rose

Sarah celebrated her Ivanka transformation at her exclusive reveal party at Emmaline on Thursday evening with the help of stellar team of Rexberry Events – ensuring another over-the-top fabulous & fashionable event for all those in attendance. This very non-partisan event hosted over 70 guests along with the television crew from Inside Edition & friends for a festive reception welcoming Sarah, Dr. Franklin Rose, friends, family and cameras rolling!

Sarah’s BIG REVEAL Ivanka Trump plastic surgery transformation aired on hit TV show Inside Edition as she revealed her new look to the world on Monday, November 5th. https://www.insideedition.com/media/videos/woman-shows-new-body-after-surgery-look-ivanka-trump-48209


Nov. 15-Beauty and Wellness Meet a Pretty Face & Skinny Waist!

Utopia MedSpa is thrilled to partner with Aura MD Body for a fun filled evening focusing on weight loss, advanced antiaging treatments, and overall wellness. 


Kindly RSVP via Facebook as space is limited for this special event! https://www.facebook.com/events/1062081177305046/

Aura MD Body, led by Dr. Ashley Toutounchi

Aura MD Body, led by Dr. Ashley Toutounchi

Please join us at Aura MD Body (952 Echo Lane, Suite 210) on Thursday, November 15th from 5-7pm for a night to learn about Weight Optimization, Advanced Anti-Aging, and Overall Wellness. Aura will offer in-depth knowledge and discounted packages on antiaging youthful restoration injection therapies, their Rapid Weight Loss Program, Energy and Lipotropic Injections, and Advanced Youthful Restoration Peptide Therapies (which promote human growth hormones >>Read more here<<).

Having been open less than a year, Aura MD Body, led by Ashley Toutounchi, MD, is already receiving rave reviews for its customized weight optimization and wellness services. Allow Dr. Ashley Toutounchi to create an optimized custom plan for you to help you achieve your personal health goals.

aesthetic nurse, Brooke Gary

Aesthetic nurse, Brooke Gary


Utopia is delighted to have our amazing aesthetic nurse, Brooke Gary, on hand to offer Botox for only $10/unit as well as discounts on fillers. Bubbly and lively libations along with healthy snacks, protein and fiber bars and delicious protein smoothies will be served.


For more information on Aura MD Body please visit www.auramdbody.com

Where Beauty and Wellness Meet a Pretty Face & Skinny Waist……

ABOUT AURA PEPTIDES: CJC1295/Ipamorelin is the combination of two compounds, CJC1295 and Ipamorelin that work together to maximize the body’s natural cycle of growth hormone and stimulate the pituitary gland during REM sleep. The combination of CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin has been developed because the two can act together on the pituitary and hypothalamus to increase levels of growth hormone in your body. It is done in this way to maximize the amount of growth hormone being released into your body for antiaging therapeutic benefit while acting on two separate families of receptors.

Why would I want to use CJC 1295/Ipamorelin?

Increase Bone Density
Increase Lean Muscle Mass
Improve Ability to Burn Fat
Improved Libido
Improve Recovery and Repair from Injuries
Regenerate Nerve Tissues
Strengthen Immune System
Improve Cognition and Memory
Improves Cardiovascular Health


HRRF Fundraiser Celebration October 11th for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sponsored by Utopia MedSpa

Alira has generously provided over 150 complimentary #makeovers to #breastcancersurvivors over the last six years. The spa also donated $3,500 to the #HollyRoseRibbon Foundation to aid in our shared mission to support survivors on their journey to feel whole again. Thank you Escarle Silva and Alira Boutique Spa & Salon for hosting a beautiful makeover event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! We at Utopia Plastic Surgery and Med Spa were proud to help sponsor by donating 100 $150.00 gift cards to attendees along with the help of Katherine Whaley of ABC.

^^ Watch the video! ^^

HRRF Fundraiser Celebration October 11th for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Alira Boutique Salon to benefit the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation sponsored by Utopia MedSpa

Alira Boutique will host a special event October 11 at 6 p.m. to kick off its annual Breast Cancer Awareness month. In conjunction with the fundraiser, salon owner Escarle Silva has invited a small group of breast cancer survivors to her salon for a complimentary makeover the day of the event.

Connect with your friends who are attending via facebook:

Silhouette Artist Cindi Rose to be Honored
Featured at the October 11 event (6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Alira Salon, 1619 W. Alabama St.), will be
live music, a DJ and cocktails and appetizers for guests. Also featured at the event, world famous silhouette artist Cindi Harwood Rose, co-founder of the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation, will donate a hand-cut silhouette of each survivor, along with pearl necklace for each participating cancer survivor in attendance.


Aesthetic Nurse Brooke Gary of Utopia MedSpa https://www.instagram.com/brookeginjector/ will be on hand throughout the evening with Botox injections – a portion of the proceeds to benefit cancer survivors via the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation.
(Only $10 PER UNIT for this special event)

Celebrity emcee Katherine Whaley of ABC Channel 13 will present a check from Alira Salon & Spa to the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation and introduce the ladies after their makeovers.

“October is annual national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which gives me a chance to give back to the community which has become my home,” says Venezuela born Silva. “I have been closely touched by breast cancer as my aunt and two close friends have died from this terrible disease.”

Silva has set up a fundraising page at Eventbrite here: (https://www.eventbrite.com/o/escarle-silva-15274202182) for the $25 event tickets and a GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/womenfightingcancer-makeover-day to collect donations to the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists breast cancer survivors with reconstructive surgery.

Over the past five years, Silva has graciously treated over 120 cancer survivors with complimentary makeovers at her salon. Two years ago, she received a proclamation on October 13 as “Escarle Silva Day” from the mayor of Houston.

About the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation

Founded in 2005 by Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Franklin Rose and Cindi Harwood Rose, the mission of the Holly Rose Ribbon foundation is to serve those in need who cannot afford reconstructive surgery after undergoing certain types of treatments for cancer. Cindi also creates Silhouettes For Survivors through the foundation. To find out more, visit https://hollyroseribbon.org/


Thank you to the Houston Chronicle for featuring our Makeover Day Event! -Cindi & Dr. Franklin Rose of the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation

Thank you to the Houston Chronicle for featuring our Makeover Day Event! -Cindi & Dr. Franklin Rose of the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation