During the past decade, researchers have discovered that stem cells can also be extracted from your own fat tissue. These adult stem cells have the same potential as embryonic stem cells, except for the ability to differentiate into sperm or ova. Unlike embryonal stem cells, stem cells extracted from your own fat are abundant, easily available, and pose no ethical or political controversy.
When the correct technique is used fat grafts are permanent. Dr. Rodriguez, a Yale trained plastic surgeon with 20 years experience explains the correct techniques for fat grafting in his Cosmeticsurg blog.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, a Yale trained Plastic Surgeon with 20 years experience, explains why minimally manipulated adult stem cells for autologous usage should not be considered ‘drugs’. There are rumblings that the FDA will classify all adult stem cells as ‘drugs’. Fat cells are a type of adult stem cell. Is your own fat a drug? Read about it in his CosmeticSurg Blog.
Plastic Surgeons have been harvesting stem cells for years. Your own unwanted fat is loaded with precious adult stem cells. Dr. Rodriguez talks about fat injections and your own fountain of youth.
Your own fat has little fountains of youth built in. Dr. Rodriguez, Board Certified and Yale trained Plastic Surgeon, explains the role of stem cells in plastic surgery in his CosmeticSurg blog.
Fat injection techniques are now being used in reconstructive breast surgery. Dr. Rodriguez, a Yale trained plastic surgeon explains why Breast reconstruction with fat injections may be a good choice for lumpectomy patients. Read about this new frontier of Plastic Surgery in his Cosmeticsurg Blog.