Recent research has shown that fat from the belly or thigh area actually contain 1000 times more stem cells than bone marrow.
They are also of the Mesenchymal type which is an important precursor cell to making bone, muscle, tendon, ligaments etc. At our Center we do a mini fat aspiration procedure using a safe manual technique under low suction pressures. The procedure has minimal discomfort and is done with adequate anesthesia. We than wash the fat until it is clear and ready for grafting back into the injured area. The fat acts as a scaffold to fill in gaps and it releases the stem cells to repair the injured tissue.