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

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Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Steven Brown
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
Dr. M Felix Freshwater
Nobody knows. The volume that is lost has been quoted as anywhere from 20%-80%
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Fat Graft

The success of fat grafting is highly dependent on the skill, technique, and experience of the plastic surgeon during each stage of the process (harvesting via liposuction, processing, and reinjecting) as well as the patient’s attention to detail following post-op instructions.
10 questions to ask during a fat grafting consult: https://www.cosmeticsurg.net/blog/2014/05/29/10-questions-to-ask-your-surgeon-about-fat-grafting/

In brief: Fat Graft

The success of fat grafting is highly dependent on the skill, technique, and experience of the plastic surgeon during each stage of the process (harvesting via liposuction, processing, and reinjecting) as well as the patient’s attention to detail following post-op instructions.
10 questions to ask during a fat grafting consult: https://www.cosmeticsurg.net/blog/2014/05/29/10-questions-to-ask-your-surgeon-about-fat-grafting/
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