The development of new techniques and biomaterials is revolutionizing surgical treatment, reducing the impact of surgical procedures and improving recovery.
Conventional and cosmetic surgical procedures are becoming less invasive, less aggressive and more effective for patients. There is a trend toward the application of new technologies, often associated with the use of new materials, particularly biomaterials. These new techniques, in conjunction with the introduction of these new biomaterials, are making surgical procedures less invasive and reducing recovery times as they become more natural and less aggressive.
But not all plastic surgery is cosmetic in nature. In recent years, the reconstructive aspects of this specialty have become increasingly relevant. For example, many mothers have expressed their gratitude to plastic surgeons for correcting congenital deformities or those resulting from trauma in their children. Fortunately, increasing numbers of patients are experiencing the satisfaction of seeing their faces, breasts, extremities or abdomens reconstructed following extirpation or mutilation resulting from cancer, for example. Many of these patients are interested in the advances being made and the applications for cell therapy, cellular surgery, tissue engineering and tissue transplants. They are particularly interested in the application of these new techniques to the treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers, the development of artificial skin and the treatment of ulcers and complex wounds.
With the introduction of cellular surgery, it is now possible to design procedures that are ever more effective and specially adapted to provide patients with the intended outcomes. Small incisions are made to obtain the regenerative cells from the patient's own body which are charged with repairing, nourishing and controlling the functions in the tissues where they reside. When concentrated and implanted, important therapeutic benefits are obtained in a minimally invasive way. The implantation of these cells under the skin promotes the recovery of the viscoelastic properties of the part of the skin affected by burns or scars and facilitates the cure of chronic ulcers. When these regenerative cells are used to enrich particles of fat obtained through liposuction, the cells maintain the viability of the implanted fat tissue, thus maintaining their volume and turgor. Cell-enriched adipose tissue is an excellent fill material for correcting defects in the shape and volume of breasts, face and extremities using live tissue from the patient's own body.
These innovative surgical techniques based on the use of cells from the patient's own body to regenerate and rebuild damaged tissue are already available and Stem Center is at the forefront in the use of these techniques in regenerative medicine.