You have worked hard to achieve your ideal body weight, but you have some stubborn fat layers that just won’t budge no matter how many crunches you do. This is where liposuction can help reduce those love handles and give you the body contours you desire. But did you know there are even more liposuction benefits?
You can get your waistline back and store some amazing cells that could help you treat medical conditions down the road or help others.
Your Fat Contains Life-Changing Stem Cells
You may not think much of that excess fat around your waistline, but down the road, that same tissue could end up saving your life.
Adipose tissue, or fat, is what your surgeon removes during the liposuction procedure. While you may not think much of it, this adipose tissue contains specialized cells known as mesenchymal stem cells
These stem cells have unique abilities. They can transform into other cell types, travel to areas of damaged tissue in the body and help recruit other healthy cells to promote healing. They have the potential to treat conditions such as brain injuries, stroke, heart failure, autoimmune conditions and more. New research is even looking to adipose stem cells as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Saving Your Stem Cells for Later Use
If you are considering liposuction, you can save your adipose tissue and stem cells for later use should you develop a condition treatable with stem cells. During your liposuction procedure, your surgeon collects the adipose tissue.
This tissue is normally discarded. However, you can have this tissue collected and cryogenically stored in an FDA compliant biorepository for later use. When you attend your liposuction consultation, ask your surgeon about this potentially life-saving option.
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