Cell-assisted lipotransfer has shown much promise as a technique to improve fat graft retention in both mouse and human studies. However, the literature varies as to whether fresh stromal vascular fraction or culture-expanded adipose-derived stromal cells are used to augment volume retention. The authors’ study sought to determine whether there was a significant advantage to using adipose-derived stromal cells over unpurified stromal vascular fraction cells in a mouse model of cell-assisted lipotransfer.
From the Hagey Laboratory for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University.
Received for publication March 10, 2016; accepted August 22, 2016.
Disclosure:The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article.
Derrick C. Wan, M.D., Hagey Laboratory for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 257 Campus Drive, Stanford, Calif. 94305-5148, firstname.lastname@example.org