Isolation of Stem Cells from Human Adipose Tissue: Technique, Problems, and Pearls

  • Ithamar Nogueira Stocchero
  • Guilherme Flosi Stocchero


The comprehension of the basic concepts of stem cells is easily explained (their isolation, animal models, difficulties, and an outlook for their use, along with points that must be considered in an actual reality). Cloning, homing, and induction of differentiation are pearls that are approached, and certainly may help plastic surgeons understand this. What is real and what is still not real regarding these fantastic sources of inspiration and cure expectancy are considered.


Stem Cell Embryonic Stem Cell Adult Stem Cell Plastic Surgeon Stromal Vascular Fraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ithamar Nogueira Stocchero
    • 1
  • Guilherme Flosi Stocchero
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Médico Viver MelhorSão PauloBrazil

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