Stem cell-enriched fat graftingDr Kai-Uwe Schlaudraff is the first plastic surgeon in Switzerland to have offered stem cell-enriched fat grafting. He collaborated in the development of this technique, and therefore has the experience and expertise required to treat patients successfully. In a normal graft, when the fat is transplanted, the establishment of a new blood supply is essential for providing the Oxygen and nutrients necessary for its survival. Without this blood supply, the transplanted fat cells die.In aesthetic surgery, cell-enriched fat grafting improves upon traditional fat grafting due to a new technology developed by Cytori Therapeutics. Fat or adipose tissue contains high concentrations of stem cells, called regenerative cells. These facilitate healing and are essential for establishing blood flow. By combining purified fat cells, stem cells and regenerative cells from adipose tissue, forming a cell-enriched fat graft, the survival of the transplanted fat is achieved. The fat integrates into the patient’s body, regenerating or increasing the soft tissue volume, and eventually functions as normal fatty tissue in the body.