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Patients and plastic surgeons have been challenged by body contour and volume issues for years. The most common cosmetic treatments—liposuction and fat transfer—are relatively new.
While the concept of fat-grafting was great, the results of the first-generation techniques have been less than perfect. Multiple treatments are often necessary to achieve desired results making traditional fat transfer similar to man-made fillers in the lack of permanency and the need for secondary or repeat procedures.
Patient satisfaction with fat transfer (as reported on RealSelf.com) is the lowest of any of the cosmetic procedures, about 36%. That matches our experience prior to PureGraft™, which is that only about 30% of the transferred fat “takes” and remains for at least one year. The fat that does not take is re-absorbed, compromising the cosmetic result.
Scientists and physicians around the world have been searching for new approaches to improve long-term results of fat transfer. They’ve focused on improving the process of harvesting, processing, and delivering your own cells more successfully.
Recently medical researchers determined that fat (adipose tissue) contains very high levels of stem and other regenerative cells. New technology allows those cells (after harvesting with liposuction) to be processed and/or concentrated and re-purposed. These cells stimulate enough new blood vessel growth to allow the transferred fat to “take” or survive at a much higher rate than was previously possible.
New technologies open new vistas and possibilities in cosmetic surgery, ranging from facial augmentation, treatment of acne scarring, leveling or filling of post-injury defects, and buttock augmentation.
New fat transfer techniques means that you can have permanent filling of facial hollowing (with or without facial surgery) or natural buttock augmentation. Additionally, the cell-enriched fat can be used to fill post-surgical or traumatic contour defects with high probability of patient satisfaction.