General Conclusions: The Current Status of the Regenerative Medicine in the Aesthetics Applications

  • Joan FontdevilaEmail author
  • Hernán Pinto


Regenerative medicine leads to new ways of treatment for many diseases, and this also spans to the procedures in the field of aesthetics where the focus is on the recovery of the youth’s features. Improvements and new technology in fat grafting, regenerative cells procurement, growth factors, and biological scaffolds can contribute to achieve these goals. Until the present time, the real indications of these techniques, fat grafting apart, are limited because we know their potential but restricted nowadays to clinical trials. Unluckily, technology now available at the point of care is less powerful than what the advertisements tell the patients. So we should be realistic when advising the patients about what can be achieved with a treatment based on regenerative medicine.


Regeneration Stem cells Growth factors Scaffolds Lipofilling Fat grafting Fibrosis Reconstructive surgery Aesthetic surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery DepartmentHospital ClinicBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Surgical Specialties DepartmentUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Spanish Society of Fat Tissue Transplantation (SETGRA)BarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.i2e3 Biomedical Research InstituteBarcelonaSpain

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