Stem Cell Therapy with Stem Cells from Autologous Fat (Advanced Therapy)

Stem Cells from Fat: Cells with Potential

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We now know that fat tissue is the body’s most important reserve of vital cells, including stem cells and so-called progenitor cells. Since its foundation in 1994 body fat and its potential are in the focus in Clinic DDr. Heinrich®. The regenerative effects documented in many studies suggest therapeutic applications in orthopaedics and other areas of medicine.

These findings are not new: Over the course of many years, practitioners of veterinary medicine have made positive experiences in the therapeutic use of autologous stem cells for thousands of dogs and racehorses. Stem cells extracted from the animals’ autologous fat appear to be suited for the regeneration of damaged joints, bones and cartilages. Furthermore, they are administered with the goal of general regeneration and increasing performance.

Centers worldwide are now also carrying out therapy with adult stem cells from autologous fat on humans. Due to the enormous potential for success and possible huge benefits, Clinic DDr. Heinrich® is now offering regenerative stem cell therapy.

Therapeutic Application of Stem Cells

Regenerative stem cell therapies have the potential to regenerate weakened tissue and organs and therefore can be used for treating a variety of diseases resulting from organ or tissue weakness. Numerous studies have been made worldwide in which stem cells are used in the therapy of heart disease, diabetes, joint disease, neurological and endocrinological diseases and many other degenerative processes.

When stem cells differentiate into adult cells, the “micro-environment” plays an important role. The surrounding tissue in which the stem cells lodge apparently determines which type of cells (skin, fat, muscle cells, etc.) evolve out of them. Stem cells are currently not used in cases of cancer, because they could stimulate the growth of existing tumors.

Stem cell therapy with autologous stem cells from fat tissue is carried out on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. During the first step, a small quantity of fat is obtained with gentle liposuction using microcannulas. The stem cells isolated from it in a complex laboratory procedure are reinjected immediately. Repeat treatment sessions are often recommended.

The therapeutic effect generally begins several weeks after the application. Any further treatment can be carried out several months later at the earliest, regardless of the improvement achieved. Check-ups after surgery are scheduled on an individual basis.

Please note that no guarantees can be given in medicine generally; this also applies to new types of treatment such as stem cell therapy. Although we carry out your surgery with the greatest care and have achieved excellent results in part with stem cell treatment, adult stem cells are not a universal remedy.

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This page serves the purpose of information only and is not to be understood as medical advice. We would like to expressly point out that a cure cannot be guaranteed. Stem cell therapy is an advanced and experimental procedure, which has only recently been applied worldwide and for which the long-term studies and reliable documentation on successes, risks and side effects required for a recognized procedure are not yet available.

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