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Hebert Lamblet, Speaker at Dermatology Conferences
Vikaara Klinik, Portugal
Title : Autologous fat grafting preserving adipose derived cells, new technologies and their impact on skin and hair care


Besides the fact that fat grafting gained popularity, isolation of ADCs (Adipose Derived Cells) and fat tissue manipulation still remains controversial. In 2001, a putative Stem cell population was isolated within the adipose stromal compartment. Since then, many studies exhibited and confirmed the abundance of adult mesenchymal cells, endothelial progenitor cells and growth factor-producing cells derived from fat tissue. Isolation of those cells, its activation and their immediate use for fat transplant still remain a challenge. The purpose of this study is to show our evolution from chemical to mechanical dissociation of those cells from the fat tissue stroma since 2002 Methods / Technique: Adipose tissue is collected from the abdomen of patients undergoing liposuction. The fat is harvested and processed using two selective methods. Chemical: 100 mls of Fat is submitted to the collagenase isolation method. The stromal vascular fraction is centrifuge and the infranated pellet is reserved . Mechanical: After 100 mls of Fresh Adipose Tissue was washed with a saline solution, a collagenase free Mechanical shear Force maneuver is made, generating a gradient force that detaches the ADCs from the adipose tissue stroma. The presence of mesenchymal stem cells isolated in the pellet was confirmed by Indirect Immunofluorescence and Flow Cytometer analysis in a selective sample data in both methods Results / Complications: From February 2002 to October 2020, 741 patients benefited from autologous fat transplant preserving ADCs. Chemical Dissociation was just used to compare the final pellet counting . Mechanical Dissociation. Was the selected method for human use . The donor site was the abdomen. An average of 20 to 30 million mesenchymal stem cells / 100ml of processed lipoaspirate was isolated with the Mechanical method compared to 30 to 40 million from the Chemical Method . Conclusion: Up to now, adipose-derived cells isolation and fat tissue manipulation was mainly be done in the lab or using expensive processing machines and collagenase. The mechanical method has shown to be reproducible is collagenase free and has been used since 2006 in a long-term evaluation.


Dr. Lamblet is an experienced surgeon who specializes in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Brazil with the prestigious Pitanguy Institute having the ability to work with Prof Ivo Pitanguy in his private Clinic for 3 years. He is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon since 1999 and works in his private practice, Vikaara Klinik, in Brazil and Lisbon Portugal . He continues to be involved in research on fat grafting and adipose-derived stem cells in the USA and Brazil bringing innovation and technology to the daily use of Plastic Surgery and Regenerative Medicine. He is a frequent sought- after lecturer worldwide on this medical topic. Over 20 years of compassionate individualized expert surgical care and leadership experience as owner operator of 3 Clinics . As a scientific researcher in the field, the importance for him is always the unwavering patient satisfaction. He has recently completed successfully a second Masters Degree at the Federal University of São Paulo.