The fatty tissue that is removed during a liposuction procedure houses a precious source of stem cells
This adipose tissue contains mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) which have the potential to transform themselves into specific types of cells to help regenerate damaged joints, muscles, bone, nerves and even a damaged heart.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) show great promise for future treatment of over 300 different conditions from cerebral palsy to diabetes and even autism.
The most common way to store stem cells is from the umbilical cord after a baby is born, this is in the form of cord blood stem cells and cord tissue stem cells. However, adipose tissue storage offers adults a unique opportunity to store their stem cells.
Today many adults have missed the opportunity to have their stem cells stored at birth and so consequently, adipose tissue stem cell storage offers adults a second chance.