BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine a future where doctors can grow new blood vessels for you when you need them, or rebuild cartilage in your knee or shoulder instead of undergoing surgery. While it sounds like science fiction, it is soon to be science fact, according to numerous medical institutions such as Wake Forest University, Stanford University, Duke and University of Texas. Stem cells, taken from a patient's own body, are the key to regenerating many types of human tissue including heart, liver and bone.
Stem cells are 'multipotent," which means they can reproduce to become other types of cells like soft muscle and cartilage. Using a patient's own stem cells, doctors have successfully regenerated knee cartilage in patients with arthritis, and heart muscle for patients who have suffered damage after a heart attack. In the field of tissue engineering, doctors have 'grown' new bladders, tracheas and blood vessels for patients that have had disease or injury.
And the richest source of stem cells in the human body – our fat, medically known as 'adipose tissue."
Dr. Gabriel Chiu is a highly-regarded plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in the art of aesthetic plastic surgery. As the medical director of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc. and the SPA @ BHPS, Inc., Dr. Chiu oversees the beauty transformation and maintenance of over 15,000 clients worldwide including celebrities, politicians, royalty, athletes and social luminaries. Widely recognized for his advanced surgical techniques and technologies used, Dr. Chiu's patients commend him for his natural-looking surgical results, impeccable beauty aesthetic, and incomparable professional integrity. Dr. Gabriel Chiu is the recipient of the Patients' Choice Award 2008-2012.
Dr. Chiu states: "We are excited to add fat derived stem cell banking as a part of our full-service, concierge-oriented plastic surgery practice. Just like fetal cord banking, it may one day be the solution to severe diseases and cancer. This is one cosmetic 'luxury' that patients cannot afford to be without."
"It just makes sense," continues Dr. Chiu. "We have millions of vital stem cells in our fat and historically we have just thrown this away. Now my patients can easily store these cells so they have their youngest stem cells for all of the regenerative applications that are on the horizon. The advances with stem cells are pretty astounding," Dr. Chiu adds.
Patients who are having liposuction, tummy tuck, arm or thigh lift, breast reduction, or fat transfer have a convenient time to collect and send their tissue to AdiCyte for storage of their stem cells. Even if you are not having any surgery, your stem cells can be collected in a 20 minute, in-office procedure.
Over the past year, many known public figures have used their adipose-derived stem cells for regenerative medicine including TV actress Suzanne Somers, football quarterback Peyton Manning, baseball pitcher, Bartolo Colon, and Governor Rick Perry, who underwent treatment in 2012 for spinal repair using his own stem cells.
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc. is a full-service plastic surgery practice and medical spa located in the heart of Beverly Hills, Ca. The medical staff is led by Dr. Gabriel Chiu, who has performed thousands of body, breast, and facial surgical procedures. Classic modern and Chanel-inspired, the facility is comprised of a sensational SkinCeuticals lounge, private VIP reception, and luxurious state-of-the-art consultative treatment rooms. Offering full-spectrum beauty treatments from customized facials to mommy makeover procedures, BHPS, Inc. today stands as the ultimate beauty destination for over 15,000 men and women. For additional information, please contact: [email protected] or visit: www.BeverlyHillsPlasticSurgeryInc.com
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