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Are Stem Cells Found in Normal Facial Fat or Just Body Fat?

I know that it has been discovered that fat is a rich source of stem cells. Are there typically stem cells in normal facial fat or just body fat?

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Stem cells & youthful skin

The current opinion nowadays is that the fat tissue contains stem cells. This applies to bith facial & body fat. Dr Amar ; the proponent of FAMI technique for fat transfer, noted the imrovement & glow that occurs in the skin of the face after fat transfer. Back in 2001, he did not know the explanation. It looks like we now know that the stem cells in the transferred fat may be the answer.

Detroit Dermatologic Surgeon

Stem cells in fat

There is abundance of stem cells in fat all over the body.

So when we do fat transfer we are also transfering stem cells.

When fat is centrifuged it is believed that the lower 1/3 of the column of fat contains the majority of stem cells. The question is how and to what these stem cells differentiate to other cells. What is the long term effect? These are some of the areas of research.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Stem Cells in Both Facial and Body Fat


Stem cells are found in both facial fat and body fat. When fat is transferred to the face, it is thought that stem cells are responsible for the improvement in skin texture and even overlying scars.

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Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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