Apr 10, 2010
Hi. In your response of Dec. 30 you advise against fat transplant. However, in a number of news articles and adds from beauty clinics it is reported/advertised that a sort of stemm cells can be extracted from abdominal fat and when transplanted to another site will give a more stable result. Any thoughts about that?? And thanks for the forum. It is a real comfort. Jacob
Response from Dr. Pierone
Hello and thanks for posting.
Fat transplant is plagued by inconsistent results and low survival of transplanted fat cells. It is an expensive procedure and some people with HIV do not have the superficial fat stores necessary for transplant.
There are some intriguing small studies using stem cells as an adjunct to fat cell transfer, but larger studies with long-term results are lacking. This is a story well worth following, but the procedure is not ready for prime time.
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