An Introduction to Adipose Tissue Stem Cells

In recent years, there has been an ever-growing number of studies on the role of stem-cells in tissue regeneration for skin repair.  However, several studies have identified the extensive reservoir of stem cells found in human fat or adipose tissue. In fact, adipose tissue has been one of the most studied tissues in the last decade due to its endocrine activity, which is manifested in the release of adipocytokines, cytokines, transcriptional and growth factors.

Adipose tissue is no longer only considered an energy reservoir, thermal insulator or mechanical buffer, but its participation in a complex network of interactions with the endocrine, nervous and cardiovascular systems has been highlighted. It is a tissue that originates in the mesoderm and is formed by adipocytes and a fraction of stromal cells that include vascular smooth muscle cells, endothelial cells, fibroblasts, monocytes, macrophages and pre-adipocyte lymphocytes.  It is now believed that adipose tissue-derived stem cells may undergo differentiation to mesodermal or trans-mesodermal lineages and can play a key role in the reconstruction of tissue repair for several treatment outcomes. In this lecture you will learn:

  • An introduction to stem cells: tissue ageing, senescent cells
  • Healing: Cytokines, growth factors, stem cells
  • Therapies: PRP, Lipogems SVF, fat transfer, fibroblast therapy, stem cell therapy
  • Skin Rejuvenation Products: NeoGenesis
  • The future
About Dr Phillip Bushell-Guthrie

Dr Phillip Bushell-Guthrie is an experienced plastic and maxillofacial surgeon who is highly regarded in the industry due to his dedication to high standards of practice.  He specialises in liposculpture, cheek Augmentation, Chemical Peel Skin Resurfacing, Face, Body, Thigh, Brow and Neck Lift, Rhinoplasty, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Dermabrasion, Otoplasty, Genioplasty, Breast Augmentation, Implants and Reduction, Liposuction, Eyelid Surgery, Abdominoplasty and Skin Cancer Surgery. His goal is to help his patients improve their self-esteem and self-confidence through aesthetically beautiful outcomes. An avid researcher Dr Bushell-Gutherie has recent experience in the benefit of adipose-derived stem cells in clinical practice.