For years, people have tried to remove excess body fat from around their midsections, thighs, and buttocks in the various procedures offered in plastic surgery offices, all in an effort to fit the mold of their perceived “ideal” body.
While there are certain disadvantages to carrying excess fat on the body, science has now found that adipose fat located in areas commonly treated with liposuction is richly abundant in adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) and thus holds great potential for cosmetic and possibly medical use.
In our Fat Transfer New York surgical centers, we perform fat transfer to the face to plump facial contours, decrease the signs of aging that appear on the face and hands, naturally augment the breasts, or perform a Brazilian butt lift.
Adult Stem Cells vs. Embryonic Cells
We are constantly learning how important stem cells are to the regeneration of tissue, and research is ongoing to discover new ways in which technology can help us heal, rejuvenate, and age better.
In the past, it was embryonic stem cells which were thought to hold the most benefit. The issue here is the moral controversy surrounding collection of such stem cells.
Fortunately, new stem cell research has shown that, although the adult stems cells that come from adipose fat are not as diverse as embryonic stem cells, there are great advantages to adult stem cell harvesting.
For one, there is no ethical controversy surrounding the harvesting of adult stem cells, as these are readily available in the fatty tissue which can be extracted during a simple liposuction procedure done in our facilities.
Patients can opt to have their fat and stem cells extracted concurrently with another procedure such as a tummy tuck, mommy makeover, or breast reduction.
Multiple Options for Fat Transfer and Stem Cell Treatment
Using adult stem cells may be ideal for procedures such as the Brazilian Butt lift, facial rejuvenation and contouring, and natural breast augmentation. Some patients’ harvest stems cells are extracted from fat and stored for use in the future, should the need arise.
Still others make use of these hard-working cells immediately through a combination of procedures. For instance, breast augmentation using fat and stem cells may be performed immediately following liposuction or a tummy tuck procedure.
Adult Stem Cell Myths Debunked
There are certain misconceptions surrounding procedures based on adult stem cell transplants. One is that, when used in procedures such as the Brazilian Butt Lift or breast augmentation, results will not last.
While it is true that a small amount of fat is likely to be reabsorbed by the body following a body enhancing procedure, the majority of transferred cells (75%) remain intact, with results that may actually improve over the course of a year or two.
Another concern some mistakenly have is that results of a fat transfer to the face, buttocks, or breasts will look lumpy. In experienced hands, however, you can feel completely confident that your specifics are taken into consideration, and that the procedure is performed with great precision so as to produce smooth results in the treatment area.
Using a plan designed to promote a youthful appearance, your surgeon will target specific areas that show the signs of aging such as the cheeks, around the eyes, nasolabial folds, or the lips to balance contours and rejuvenate the face.
Stem cell technology is continually advancing, with promising prospects for the future of adult stem cell transplants with fat grafting. To learn more about your options for harvesting adult stem cells, contact our fat transfer NYC or Long Island practices today. Free consultation.
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