Adipose tissue pertains to fat, which is primarily made up of fat cells known as adipocytes. (26072548)
Adipose stem cells or “ASCs” are an source of therapeutic mesenchymal cells for younger patients or those seeking cosmetic treatments like stem cell breast treatment and stem cell facelifts. Unlike the limited quantities of bone marrow derived stem stem cells “BMSCs” The adipose tissue or “Fat Stem Cells” can be extracted in fairly large quantities using special mini-liposuction aspiration before they are expanded in a special stem cell lab for several days in vitro.(23949841) Adipose fat stem cells and Preadipocytes are useful in treatments since they have the ability to undergo osteogenic, adipogenic, chondrogenic, and even neurogenic differentiation using our proprietary growth medium. Adipose stem cells are also immunoprivileged and have zero chance of rejection thus preventing any risk of getting graft-versus-host disease. (25945239)
Despite the promising results, however, fat stem cells and lipofilling can provide unpredictable graft retention rates unless enriched/cultured for several days. Without proper cell culturing the reabsorption rates can be very high varying from 40% to 85% (23796629)
Adipose tissue can be found in pockets of fat near the lower abdomen and inner thigh regions only. The tissue is believed to have adult stem cells; thus, its common use in cosmetic stem cell therapies. The extraction and isolation of adipose “fat” stem cells are usually performed through a closed-system mini-liposuction and the expansion with cell culturing medium requires several days before they can be reintroduced to the patient for their medical needs.
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