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Sydney Coleman Video on Fat Grafts, Stem Cells & Regenerative Surgery

Posted August 20, 2013 in Coleman Technique for Fat Grafting, Dr. Sydney R. Coleman, Fat Grafting, Fat Grafting Research, Media, Meetings

Interview with Sydney Coleman, MD

Sydney Reese Coleman is the physician who first observed and announced to the scientific community the amazing regenerative ability of fat grafts and the associated stem cells. Beginning in 1987, he has developed procedures that utilize transplanted fat to not only fill faces and bodies, but also to harness the powerful rejuvenating and reparative abilities of fat. He is a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in Manhattan, New York City, and is an assistant clinical professor at New York University (NYU) and also at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is best known as the originator of a successful method for grafting fat. To describe his technique of fat grafting he trademarked the term LipoStructure® (alternatively referred to as Structural Fat Grafting, Coleman Fat Grafting or the Coleman Technique).

Involvement in Regenerative Medicine and Surgery

Since 1988, Dr. Sydney Coleman has given presentations on fat grafting at scientific meetings throughout the world and has published extensively.   Soon after his first successful attempts at fat grafting, he observed an improvement in the quality of aging or sun-damaged skin. Later, he witnessed the reversal of pathological conditions after fat grafting of scarring, therapeutic radiation injury, scleroderma, steroid atrophy and other skin conditions. There is now evidence that the stem cells or messengers in all fat tissues aid in the repair of tissues by bringing in a new blood supply or by directly affecting damaged or aging structures. As such, your fat is a repair organ for the body, and moving fat into an area of your body can repair diseases and conditions (such as sun damage and scarring). This is the basis of an entirely new approach to medicine and surgery in which your own body can be used to cure diseases and conditions rather than using drugs or invasive procedures

Sydney Coleman’s Research and Academic Pursuits

To study the regenerative potential of adipose tissue, Dr. Coleman is actively involved in research projects to quantify the regenerative ability of fat grafting and stromal vascular fractions in battle injuries. Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine Biomedical Translational Initiative at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Co-Investigator with Peter Rubin on four projects funded by the Department of Defense through the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

  • *Study to investigate the “use of concentrated endogenous autologous adipose stromal cells in fat grafts for craniofacial trauma” in 20 soldiers; plus another study project to re-treat subjects in five selected cases.
  • *Controlled study “to investigate the effect of adding stromal vascular fraction into the grafted fat for facial and cranial war injuries.”
  • *Pilot study on “enriched autologous fat grafting for treating pain at amputation sites.”

In 2013 Coleman regenerative surgery meetings.

++Secretary General of the International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery (ISPRES), and the President of the meeting in Berlin just held June 2013
++Co-Chairman of the 5th International Symposium of Fat Injection and Tissue Regeneration at the Fondazione G. Sanvenero Rosselli in Milan September 14, 2013

++Co-Chairman of the Plastic Surgery section of the Cell Society Europe Meeting November 1-2, 2013
++Co-president of the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS) and of their annual meeting which will be held next in New York City November 21-24, 2013
++Co-President of the Fifth International Conference of Regenerative Surgery to be held in Rome December 13-15, 2013
++Member of the Regenerative Medicine Task Force of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and on their Research Workgroup as well as on the committee that organized the first ASPS Regenerative Medicine Summit in Miami, March 14-17, 2013

© Coleman 2013