Stem Cells as Promising Future Tissue Filler

Attala, Mark
August 2011
Plastic Surgery Practice;Aug2011, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p24
The article focuses on the regenerative applications of stem cells as a tissue filler. It says that embryonic stem cells have an in vitro capacity forming cardiomyocytes when cultured while adipose tissue-derived stem cells able to differentiate into cartilage and adipose tissue. It mentions that adult human stem cells are used for autologous fat grafting. Moreover, the study by Yoshimura and colleagues cites the use of stem-cell-supplemented fat transplantation for soft-tissue fill.


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