Getting Stem Cells from Liposuction Fat - OOTHY™

Getting Stem Cells from Liposuction Fat

If you are scheduled for a liposuction procedure or considering it, then this is one of the most important things you’ll want to know. Or if you are looking for information on storing stem cells from your fat tissue – this article is for you as well.

Your adipose (fat) tissue contains an abundance of stem cells. These stem cells from liposuction fat are known as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and have the ability to differentiate into bone, muscle, fat, nerve, and cartilage.

In addition to their ability to differentiate into other cell types, these super soldiers of health have an amazing ability to travel to any area in your body that has damage and get things working again. That’s why MSCs are also commonly referred to as “Medicinal Signaling Cells” because of their ability to identify areas of damage and signal other cells in your body to heal you.

Mesenchymal stem cells are capable of performing three important functions with unique abilities:

  • Their potential to transform into other cell types.
  • They can travel to the damaged tissue.
  • And their capability to attach themselves to the damaged tissue and recruit other healthy cells to the area to promote healing.

Adipose (fat-derived) stem cells have the potential to treat a variety of different diseases and conditions that range from breast soft tissue reconstruction after tumor surgery to treatment of brain injuries, stroke, heart failure and more. Stem Cell treatments can be used to treat some of today’s most common conditions including, neurological, autoimmune, orthopedic and degenerative issues. The cells work inside damaged tissue to reduce inflammation, alert the body and stimulate healing processes to improve your quality of life.

But…It’s Not All About Treating Conditions

It’s no longer about only treating conditions; it’s about preventing terrible diseases and conditions altogether. The most amazing work with stem cells right now is utilizing them for preventative medicine and improving overall health and wellness. For those that store their own cells, these new cellular therapies and regenerative medicine advancements can pave the way to a future of health independence.

By storing your stem cells now, you preserve the opportunity to use your younger cells as your body ages. These younger cells can be used for future health issues, regenerative medicine and/or for annual wellness boosters.

Adipose Tissue from Liposuction

Adipose tissue-derived stem cells from your own body (referred to as autologous) are easy to obtain during a simple and localized liposuction process using local anesthesia and with minimal patient discomfort.

A single sample of adipose tissue can yield more than 200 million stem cells of which 95% are mesenchymal stem cells. These autologous cells appear to be the most important tools for natural self-repair.

The cells collected should be cryogenically frozen in time and stored in an FDA compliant facility, so they don’t age and remain viable for decades of potential uses. *Use of your own stems cells and treatments are subject to FDA approval.

We’re always at the forefront of stem cell research, processing, and cryopreservation. In addition to our well-known Dental Stem Cell Banking program for children and young adults, we are also advocates of stem cell banking for adults. If you’re interested in a free consultation with a Stem Cell Specialist, please contact us at

Adipose Tissue Banking Process

Specialized cryogenic tubes are used during a controlled-rate freezing process to prepare the cells for long-term storage. This technique is essential for maintaining the viability of the adipose stem cells and for achieving the subsequent and necessary sustained cryogenic temperature. Once the cells are brought to the optimum temperature, and placed in a cryogenic storage box, they then go into the cryogenic storage tanks.

Once the stem cells are properly and safely stored, you have control over their use and disposal. Stem cells cannot be released without your consent.

Based on current research, stem cells can be stored successfully for 30 years in cryopreservation storage. Although not enough years have passed to assert the maximum length of time viable stem cells can be stored with certainty, bone marrow-derived stem cells, another similar source of cells, has been successfully stored for over 50 years and has remained viable throughout that time.

Kickstart Your Future Health

You have the power to harness your body’s own healing potential by using your stem cells to improve your health and wellbeing. Stem Cell Therapy is the future of medicine. Help your body restore itself by harnessing your stem cells.

To learn more about banking stem cells and to determine which service is right for you, please schedule a complimentary call with an OOTHY stem cell specialist here.