Navigation Links
Leading Plastic Surgeons Reveal Revolution in Stem Cell Research Has its Roots in Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery

The latest developments in adipose stem cell research were not discovered in a Petri dish or in a lab. Instead this promising revolution in medicine was inspired via unexpected benefits resulting from facial fat grafting, a popular procedure developed and perfected by renowned Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richard Ellenbogen. Stem cell researcher and former student of Dr. Ellenbogen's, Dr. Peter Rubin is now leading the latest developments in this most promising field of medicine.

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 8, 2008 -- Dr. Richard Ellenbogen is considered the father of fat grafting, but he never dreamed that a procedure he began pioneering in the late 1970's would inspire a whole new revolution in modern stem cell research. Initially developed as a natural filler for patients' faces, facial fat grafting is a technique commonly used by plastic surgeons to replace lost volume, erase facial lines, and highlight facial features using the patient's own fat, or "adipose" tissue harvested via liposuction.

Since its creation, fat grafting has often been criticized for not lasting because the body absorbs the fat. But, with over 3,500 fat grafting procedures, Dr. Ellenbogen has added many nuances to his technique to make the fat stay put. "Fat grafting is completely technique dependent, doctors not following the proper principles might as well inject salt water," revealed Dr. Ellenbogen. "Stem cells are in the fat and have always been in the fat. The reparative results are seen in weeks and seem to improve with time," said Ellenbogen.

Over the last 25 years Dr. Ellenbogen and other clinicians have performed thousands of facial fat grafting procedures. They noticed several benefits of fat grafting on the immediately surrounding tissue that were not easily explained by volume replacement alone. As the patient heals from fat grafting, doctors noticed that fat placed next to bone seemed to take on the characteristics of bone, and fat placed into the muscle began to take on the characteristics of muscle. "In fact, it was and is consistently observed that the transplanted fat did not feel like isolated collections of fat, but remarkably, rather more like the recipient-site tissue into which it had been transplanted," said Ellenbogen.

Enter Dr. Peter Rubin, a co-founder of the International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Science. "The work we're doing today was very much inspired by the successful history of fat grafting by plastic surgeons such as Dr. Ellebogen," said Dr. Rubin. "We are now taking these adipose stem cells and proving that they can learn to be just about any type of tissue in the human body including skin, bone, muscle, nerve, liver and cardiac (heart) muscle."

The research is revealing major implications for the future of reconstructive and plastic surgery as well as the world of medicine at large. "We are looking to repair body parts lost to cancer and even re-generate parts for soldiers and accident survivors. The research is really promising," concluded Dr. Rubin.

Today, it is known that there are approximately one million stem cells in two teaspoons of fat. While there are techniques being employed by surgeons in the U.S. to enrich the stem cells in the fat, other companies are using technology in Europe and Asia to harvest pure concentrations of stem cells directly from the fat. The harvested stem cells are remixed with a smaller portion of fat resulting in a graft that is "supercharged" with stem cells. It is hoped that this supercharged graft will enhance results and broaden the applications.

About Dr. Peter Rubin:
Dr. Rubin is assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is a co-founder of the International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Science. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Society, Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery (2000), Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (2004), and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (2005). Dr. Rubin was recently selected to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Dr. Rubin was recently featured in a Live Science article discussing the future of adipose stem cells.

About Dr. Richard Ellenbogen:
Dr. Ellenbogen is founder of the prestigious Beverly Hills Body Plastic Surgery Specialists. As one of the most published and innovative plastic surgeons, many of the techniques Dr. Ellenbogen has helped create are used and referred to by other plastic surgeons. A two-time recipient of the American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award, Dr. Ellenbogen is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Society, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons.


Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The ScottCare Corporation Completes Acquisition of Rozinn Electronics, a Leading Manufacturer of Cardiac Diagnostic Products
2. Omnicom Acquires Leading Healthcare Marketing Communications Firm in China
3. Leading Child Abuse Center Releases Back to School Tips to Protect Children From Internet Predators
4. Leading-edge body sensor could help produce sporting champions
5. Hospital Quality Info on Web Can Be Misleading
6. AT&T Establishes New Network Services for Leading Medical Liability Insurer
7. Video and Photo: Leading CEOs Launch Alliance With American Red Cross to Strengthen Nations Preparedness for Disasters
8. FDA Approves Expanded Labeling for Campath(R) to Include First-line Treatment for Leading Form of Adult Leukemia
9. Sentillion Positioned in Visionaries Quadrant in Leading Industry Analyst Firms User Provisioning Magic Quadrant
10. Leading Asthma and Allergy Author and Counselor Joins The HealthCentral Network As Expert
11. Long Term Care Insurance Gains Momentum Thanks to State Promotions, a Leading Brokerage Reports
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Brenntag ... exclusive channel partner for the Nutraceutical Specialties products into oral solid dosage in ... immediately. , “We are pleased to announce our expanded distribution agreement with ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... An inventor from ... in the womb. "My last baby had high blood pressure due to loud noises," ... to protect their babies from noise pollution as well as radio waves and microwaves." ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Since its inception, ... in independent living, assisted living and all other retirement options. Support for issues ... and research remains a top priority. , So it’s no surprise that ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... Sikka Software announced today that they are showcasing the ... to make complex business decisions by providing the tools and information they need to ... with 10 procedures customized by zip code. , The Sikka Software Ecosystem includes ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... the assets of DataTrade Solutions Inc., a Healthcare IT consulting, development and support ... the programming and technical experience available within DataTrade to extend the services currently ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... NEW YORK , November 27, 2015 ... health system is set to go online. The potential ... and processes is vast and far from fully exploited ... access to patient health records, either via mobile tablet ... ) --> ) ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... PHILADELPHIA , Nov. 27, 2015  Lannett ... that it has completed the acquisition of Kremers ... pharmaceuticals subsidiary of global biopharmaceuticals company UCB S.A. ... --> Lannett has acquired KU from UCB ... to certain adjustments, including a customary working capital ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... 2015 ... "2016 Global Tumor Marker Testing Market: ... Sales Segment Forecasts, Innovative Technologies, Instrumentation Review, ... their offering. --> ) ... "2016 Global Tumor Marker Testing Market: Supplier ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: