Fat Transplant

Fat Transplant Platelet Rich Plasma- Stem Cells Attached to Fat

Doctors have known for more than 100 years that it was possible to graft fat cells from one place in the body (donor site) to another (recipient site). The limitation of the procedure has been that the fat doesn’t have a very good blood supply and that when large chunks of fat are moved, it doesn’t all survive. Traditionally, only about 50 percent of solid fat grafts will survive. With the discovery of liposuction in the early 1980’s, It was noted that some of the fat cells removed with liposuction were intact and alive. The success of fat transplantation in this manner has progressed and more recently we have discovered new and improved methods to enhance fat graft survival. We now know that stem cells and other growth factors attached to the fat cells can enhance healing.

During Cosmetic Surgical procedures, our patients receive an injected application of their own plasma. This material contains a very large concentration of each patient’s unique system for healing. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is prepared by drawing a small amount of blood from each patient before the surgery starts. Specially trained staff members spin the blood and isolate the PRP. The supercharged healing solution is then applied to the surgical site before the wound is closed.

PRP is also useful for the treatment of soft tissue and joint pain, stretch marks, scar treatment, and wound healing and stimulates hair growth in the scalp, eyebrows, and lashes, and any other area where hair is present.

“I’ve been performing Cosmetic Surgery for more than thirty years and the results with these growth factors have been nothing short of amazing. Healing time, recovery time, and return to normal activity have been cut in half. Swelling and bruising are often nonexistent and final results are even more impressive.”