Since their first reported use in the late 19th century, autologous fat transfer techniques have developed considerably. The widespread dissemination of liposuction techniques in the 1980s provided a new and reliable method of harvesting fat for transfer. There have been further refinements since and fat transfer has become ubiquitous in dealing with contour and volume defects throughout the body, particularly in the areas of hand, facial, and breast aesthetics.
- Coleman S.R.
Hand rejuvenation with structural fat grafting.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002 Dec; 110 (discussion 1745–7): 1731-1744
2We present a simple technique for fat harvesting that minimises the equipment requirements, operative time and the associated costs, and provides good quantities of fat with minimal difficulty, and has not been previously described in the literature.
- Coleman S.R.
- Saboeiro A.P.
Fat grafting to the breast revisited: safety and efficacy.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007; 119: 775-785
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- Hand rejuvenation with structural fat grafting.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002 Dec; 110 (discussion 1745–7): 1731-1744
- Fat grafting to the breast revisited: safety and efficacy.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007; 119: 775-785
- Wet and dry techniques for structural fat graft harvesting: histomorphometric and cell viability assessments of lipoaspirated samples.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012; 130: 331e-339e
- Autologous fat transfer: eliminating the centrifuge, decreasing lipocyte trauma and establishing standardization for scientific study.Am J Cosmet Surg. 2006; 23: 21-27
Published online: September 28, 2012
Received: June 13, 2012
© 2012 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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- Re: A novel technique for harvesting autologous fat prior its transferJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic SurgeryVol. 67Issue 2
- PreviewWe read with interest the letter entitled “A novel technique for harvesting autologous fat prior to its transfer” by Jeevan and Dhital.1 Certainly, the device described by the authors is a useful tool, allowing the removal of a large amount of fat in a short period of time, thereby minimizing costs and operative time. However, we would like to draw the readers' attention to one aspect that could have significant impact on the quality of the harvested fat.