What is an Autologous Adipose Stem Cell Procedure?
A small sample of Adipose tissue (fat) is removed from above the Superior Iliac spine (love handles) or abdomen under a local anesthetic.
Obtaining Adipose-Derived Stem Cells (ADSCs) is much easier and less invasive than performing a bone marrow extraction. In addition, adipose tissue contains much larger volumes of mesenchymal stem cells than does bone marrow. We use the patient’s own adipose tissue to extract the stem cells. Autologous means that the donor and the recipient are the same person.
The Major Advantages of Adipose Stem Cell Therapy:
- Our technology allows us to complete the entire procedure on the same day, using less than minimally manipulated methods.
- High Yield: A high-dose of stem cells can be obtained in just a couple of hours.
- Mesenchymal stem cell yields from peripheral fat are much higher than from bone marrow.
- Patients receive their own autologous cells, so there is a very low risk of immune rejection.
- A minimally invasive outpatient procedure makes it easier to harvest from fat than from bone marrow and more comfortable for patients.