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What is the plastic surgery survival rate for fat removal and inserted?

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Dr. Mark Burke
18 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Fat grafting is: Becoming more and more popular for breast surgery revisions, cosmetic surgery, and many other things. While nothing in medicine is ever really "new" the technique's popularity is usually credited to sydney coleman in nyc. Typically it's been said you lose about 1/3 of fat grafts via the coleman method, but this seems to be less with new harvesting and processing products and techniques.
Answered on Nov 11, 2015
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Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
Of interest is recent research into stem cells being contained within the fat aspirate and using the fat grafting to take advantage of these cells
Dec 28, 2013
Dr. M Felix Freshwater
48 years experience in Hand Surgery
Nobody knows. The volume that is lost has been quoted as anywhere from 20%-80%
Dec 28, 2013

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