The uses for fat grafting injections are becoming more widespread and more firmly established. The recent release of a new technique for this procedure has only increased the popularity of fat transfer, with its uses in both facial and body procedures.This new system of classification was published in the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
under Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. A press release
regarding the new technique was recently issued by PRWeb
. This will prove to be important for many types of plastic surgery involving aspects of this process, including liposuction
, breast augmentation
, buttock lifts, and other body contouring procedures.
Fat Grafting Techniques Improved for All Types of Plastic Surgery
According to Dr. Rod Rohrich, the creator of this classification system: “Not all fat grafting is the same. It is a complex procedure with definable subtypes. The new classification system is a good example of using evidence-based medicine to make efficacious decisions that benefit patients. Fat grafting is here to stay, but we are in the process of defining how to use it. The possibilities are very exciting—including the use of a person’s own stem cells within the fat cells to support the regeneration of fat.”The new classification system focuses on four key aspects of any fat transfer process that must be handled properly for a successful result. These include proper methods for harvesting the donor fat, processing the fat cells, transplanting the processed fat and managing the chosen recipient site.Fat transfer injections are often used for body contouring procedures, but can also be used as facial fillers
, to provide youthfulness and balance to the face. Part of the future of these procedures lies in harvesting the rejuvenative potential of the stem cells found naturally in fat. Research may someday lead to dramatic benefits from these cells, as their secrets are unlocked and used in a wide range of cosmetic procedures.Photo by gareth1953 Need a By Pass on Flickr.