Stem Cells in Aesthetic Procedures

Art, Science, and Clinical Techniques

  • Melvin A. Shiffman
  • Alberto Di Giuseppe
  • Franco Bassetto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Stem Cell Therapy Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sandro Eridani
      Pages 3-15
  3. Biochemistry and Physiology of the Stem Cell

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Michael V. Dodson, Min Du, Sandra G. Velleman, Douglas C. McFarland, Melinda Fernyhough-Culver, Shengjuan Wei et al.
      Pages 19-22
    3. Silvan M. Klein, Jody Vykoukal, Lukas Prantl, Juergen H. Dolderer
      Pages 23-40
    4. Indumathi Somasundaram, Radhakrishnan Harikrishnan, Rashmi Mishra, Rajkumar J. Sankaran, Dhanasekaran Marappagounder
      Pages 41-66
    5. Andrew I. Li, Akishige Hokugo, Reza Jarrahy, Patricia A. Zuk
      Pages 67-83
    6. Arianna Smorlesi, Andrea Frontini, Saverio Cinti
      Pages 123-133
    7. Ludovic Zimmerlin, Tea Soon Park, Vera S. Donnenberg, Elias T. Zambidis, Albert D. Donnenberg
      Pages 135-148
    8. Franco Bassetto, Angelo Sapuppo, Giovanni Filippo Borso, Vincenzo Vindigni
      Pages 149-156
  4. Stem Cells and Adipose Tissue Survival

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Ali Mojallal, Christo Shipkov, Charlotte Lequeux, Lucas Rifkin, Rod Rohrich, Spencer Brown et al.
      Pages 159-179
  5. Use of Stem Cells in Aesthetic Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201

About this book


Interest in the use of stem cells in aesthetic procedures has been increasing rapidly, reflecting the widespread acknowledgment of the tremendous potential of stem cell fat transfer. This is, however, the first book to be devoted entirely to the subject.


The book opens by reviewing the history of the development of pluripotent stem cells and the results of research into the biochemistry and physiology of stem cells. Adipose tissue anatomy and survival are discussed, and the wide range of aesthetic procedures involving stem cell fat transfer are then described in detail. These procedures relate to the face, breast, buttocks, legs, hands, penis, and Poland syndrome. In addition, potential risks and complications are identified.  


Stem Cells in Aesthetic Procedures: Art, Science, and Clinical Techniques is completely up to date and has been written by leading experts in the field. It will be an invaluable source of information for students, beginners, and experienced surgeons in the fields of plastic surgery, general surgery, cosmetic surgery, facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, and oral maxillofacial surgery.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Melvin A. Shiffman
    • 1
  • Alberto Di Giuseppe
    • 2
  • Franco Bassetto
    • 3
  1. 1.Section of SurgeryNewport Specialty HospitalTustinUSA
  2. 2.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryMarche Polytechnic University Medical School, University of AnconaAnconaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-45206-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45207-9
  • About this book
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