Gabriella DiBernardo

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BACKGROUND Conventional suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL) often results in contour irregularity. Selective photothermal heating of adipose tissue by polymer-coated gold nanorods energized by an external near-infrared exposure at 800 nm is introduced in this work to facilitate fat removal. METHODS The effects of NanoLipo were examined in food-grade porcine(More)
BACKGROUND Animal models are often used to assess interventions that might improve fat grafting outcomes, however, there is great variability in the models. We sought to determine the predictive value of the immunocompromised mouse model for fat grafting so that experiments could be standardized and optimized. METHODS Human lipoaspirate injections at(More)
Minimally invasive devices are a departure from standard laser therapies, because energy is delivered directly below the skin through a 1-mm incision. Lasers can affect such tissues as fat for enhanced disruption, coagulation of small blood vessels, and skin tightening at the right temperatures. Minimally invasive radiofrequency devices can tighten skin but(More)
Background The progressive decline in tissue mechanical strength that occurs with aging is hypothesized to be due to a loss of resident stem cell number and function. As such, there is concern regarding use of autologous adult stem cell therapy in older patients. To abrogate this, many patients elect to cryopreserve the adipose stromal-vascular fraction(More)
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