Plastic surgeons like Dr. Payman Simoni and their patients have personally witnessed the benefits of utilizing adult stem cells in their procedures. The Obama Administration's recent reversal of eight years of stem cell research restrictions points to revolutionary era of medical innovation.
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2009 -- The recent lift of stem cell research restrictions by President Barack Obama has been heralded by stem cell researchers across the nation. The action has reversed an eight year research ban and, to many, signifies the coming of a new era of potential cures for many debilitating diseases like diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and many cancers. Among the advocates for stem cell research and technology are plastic surgeons like Dr. Payman Simoni who have seen the benefits of stem cell use first hand.
"Many people do not realize that stem cells have been utilized in plastic surgery for decades now," said Simoni. Stem cells are special cells that have the ability to become other types of cells, like skin, bone, nerve, or muscle tissues. Embryonic stem cells are the most well-known and controversial type. But there are other stem cells in the body called adult stem cells. "Fat carries a good number of adult stem cells which have been utilized in modern plastic surgery procedures such as fat grafting, fat transfers and fat injections," said Dr. Simoni.
Fat transfers and fat injections involve harvesting fat, sometimes called adipose tissue, from unwanted areas of the patient's body. This harvested tissue is then injected into areas of the face to fill in
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