Donated Fat Cells from Liposuction Patients Aid in Stem Cell Research

Dr. David Stoker

Working out, eating right and living a healthy lifestyle are beneficial to people because it helps them live a higher quality of life. However, even with extensive dieting and exercise, some people are unable to shed excess fat from trouble areas such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs. With liposuction, you can get the body that you want and start feeling more confident. Patients that have their liposuction performed by Dr. Stoker not only look great, but for the last two years, they also contribute to groundbreaking stem cell research.

Have you ever wondered what happens to the fat that is suctioned from your body after liposuction? In some cases it is recycled back into the body for a Brazilian Butt Lift, but if it is not, it can be used for stem cell research. With patient consent, the removed fat is transported by courier to UCLA, where it is purified by stem cell researchers. With the use of a cell sorting machine, researchers are now able to grow bone, cartilage, muscle and other body tissues from the stem cells removed with liposuction.

Traditionally, to replace missing bone, a patient would have to undergo a painful bone graft. This is where a portion of the patient’s own bone is removed to encourage regeneration. The new study uses purified fat cells to regenerate bone could someday eliminate patients having to undergo the painful grafting procedure. Research has also shown that the bone developed from stem cells is of higher quality and develops at a faster rate than other traditional methods.

Choosing Dr. Stoker for your liposuction procedure is beneficial not only because of stem cell research, but of course also because of the amazing results he is able to achieve. He has been chosen by The New York Times as a top U.S. surgeon for liposuction and has also been author to several plastic surgery textbook chapters on liposuction.

Liposuction is also safer than ever.  With the tumescent technique, many of the liposuction procedures may now be done with local anesthesia.  For an additional benefit, the tumescent solution also minimizes bruising.

If you think that liposuction is right for you and you want to have a leader in the field perform your procedure, then contact Dr. Stoker’s office at 310-300-1779.

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