ADIPOSE DERIVED STEM CELLS

Adipose stem cells are derived from a small sample of adipose tissue (fat) that is removed from the area just above the love handles or abdomen. This sample is obtained by using a local anesthetic and is much easier and less invasive than performing a bone marrow extraction.

Advantages of adipose stem cells:

  • Harvesting Adipose Stem Cells is a minimally invasive procedure.
  • Adipose tissue contains much larger volumes of mesenchymal stem cells than bone marrow.
  • These are autologous stem cells, meaning both donor and recipient are the same person, and thus immune rejection is extremely rare