Liposuction is now applied to harvest autologous adipose-derived regenerative cells in regenerative medicine.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine itself isn’t new — the first bone marrow and solid-organ transplants were done decades ago. Recent advances in developmental and cell biology, immunology, and other fields have unlocked new opportunities to refine existing regenerative therapies and develop new ones.
Stem Cells from Body Fat
Stem cells extracted from body fat (using liposuction) may pave the way for the development of new regenerative therapies including soft tissue reconstruction following tumor removal or breast mastectomy surgery, the development of tissue-engineered cartilage or bone, and the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Adipose tissue (fat cells) is also one of the richest sources of Mesenchymal cells or MSCs. These are the cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types including bone cells, cartilage, and connective tissues but they also have tremendous cellular activity and release potent growth factors.
The advantages include less ethical controversy, abundant cell availability from discarded tissues from elective surgeries like breast reductions, Smart Liposuction, and tummy tucks, and a much-reduced possibility for immune rejection when re-implanting cells extracted from a person’s own fat.
Stromal Vascular Fraction using Liposuction
Recent advances in stem cell science have made it possible to obtain high numbers of quality multi-potent cells from a person’s own fat, harvested by liposuction.
SVF is a state-of-the-art technology where a patient’s own adipose-derived stem cells are used to heal his or her body. Fat is processed to yield up to 500 times the number of adult mesenchymal stem cells (per cc of fat) than can be yielded from bone marrow or blood. The procedure entails performing a mini-liposuction (around 50 mL of fat tissue) typically from the abdomen, under local anesthesia. Stem cells are extracted from the tissue, are then incubated and deployed within ninety minutes or less. These stem cells are activated and administered back into the patient where they secrete growth factors, thus leading to their regenerative potential.
What are the possible treatments?
All cells in our body are constantly dividing to form new cells. Eventually these cells will age and die. Stem cells are your body’s natural healing cells and can act as the repair system in your body by regenerating the cells that make up tissues.
Millions of people around the world suffer from pain caused by conditions such as arthritis, traumatic injury, and other degenerative disorders related to age or overuse.
Traditionally, treatment options for these painful and debilitating conditions include surgery which can be costly, invasive, and require painful lengths of downtime. Patients often claim that the affected areas or joints never return to their original healthy state of mobility and ease of use even after surgery. Alternatives exist for those who want to avoid surgery, such as steroid injections and temporary cartilage substitutes or lubrication agents. However, these types of treatments provide only temporary relief, and repeated use can actually damage surrounding tissues over time.
Stem cells and progenitor cells are human cells with the potential to regenerate many different cell types in the body. They help in recruiting new cells in existing healthy tissues, which then repair injured or damaged areas. Our advanced orthopedic stem cell therapy uses precise injections of your own stem cells, under the premise that these cells secrete local growth factors to recruit new cells to help the body heal damaged muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, bones, and spinal discs. This non-surgical stem cell injection procedure usually happens within a day and offers the hope of an alternative to surgery and joint replacement.
PRP has a long history of being used in orthopedic medicine, dentistry,
and reconstructive surgery. Now this technology is being applied to reverse signs of aging, scarring, and sun damage.
With the use of PRP and cell based therapies, we have the ability to perform
image-enhancing procedures such as face and breast lifts. When injected into affected areas of skin, these therapies can stimulate collagen production and tissue regeneration. These procedures can help reduce wrinkles,
improve skin tone and texture, and give life to faces that look drawn, tired, and aged.
For well over a decade, our doctors have been safely, strategically, and effectively fighting the root causes of hair loss while educating both men and women on how they can achieve natural-looking results by harnessing the power of their own cells.
Your stem cells are your body’s natural healing cells and can act as the repair system in your body by replenishing adult tissues. There are three accessible sources of autologous adult stem cells in humans: bone marrow, blood, and adipose tissue (fat).
Of all stem cell types, autologous harvesting (meaning the cells are obtained from one’s own body) from adipose (fat) tissue involves the least risk. Adipose tissue can yield more than 500 times the amount of stem cells per gram of fat when compared to aspirated bone marrow.
Up to 30 percent of men and 40 percent of women may experience some type of sexual dysfunction.
For many couples, intimacy is not always enjoyable. Recent studies have shown biocellular therapy to be a viable option for sexual therapy treatments. If you or your partner could use some help in the bedroom, PRP and stem cell therapy might be the answer.
The O-Stem Protocol is a revolutionary introduction of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for female intimate wellness. The O-Stem Protocol serves a similar purpose and follows a similar protocol as the O-Shot®, and is one of the only treatments available for female sexual dysfunction.
The P-Stem Protocol is a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for penis rejuvenation combined with AMLI (autologous lipocyte micronized injection) and stem cells that can help men with enhancement of erection, sensitivity and penis size. This simple, relatively painless in-office procedure uses blood-derived growth factors to rejuvenate the penis, improving functionality and boosting sensation. Similar to the P-Shot®, the P-Stem Protocol uses materials from your own body, and is injected directly into the affected area.