There could be a dual purpose now to having liposuction, save those stem cells during the procedure as they could be used to generate new tissue or bone to be used in many reconstructive ways. Clinical trials are ongoing in other countries with fat cells, in in the US, pre-clinical research is taking place.
In a related story, fat injections are now a new trend with plastic surgery, so one more use for the fat from one’s system. It sounds like the fat we all hate just needs some redirection. BD
Fat removed from the lower abdomen and inner thigh through liposuction was found to be an excellent source of stem cells, with higher stem cell concentrations than other areas of the body, reports a Brazilian-based study in August's Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(R), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This is the first study of its kind to examine whether fat tissues from different areas of the body vary in stem cell concentration.