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What do liposuction clinics do with the fat they remove?
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Fat fate: fight club
Although the movie fight club may make many ponder the fate of fat after lipo, because it is a biologic product, it is discarded as medical waste by special services.

In brief: Fat fate: fight club
Although the movie fight club may make many ponder the fate of fat after lipo, because it is a biologic product, it is discarded as medical waste by special services.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Michael Kulick
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Liposuction
They should dispose of the fat removed unless they have permission to transfer the material elsewhere.

In brief: Liposuction
They should dispose of the fat removed unless they have permission to transfer the material elsewhere.
Dr. Michael Kulick
Dr. Michael Kulick
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: Usually, it's passed on to companies that specialize
Companies that specialize in medical waste disposal who then binson rated or destroyed by some other. Eventually, or if it will be used for harvesting of stem cells.

In brief: Usually, it's passed on to companies that specialize
Companies that specialize in medical waste disposal who then binson rated or destroyed by some other. Eventually, or if it will be used for harvesting of stem cells.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Toxic Waste
Clinics and hospitals place the fat in sealed, toxic waste disposal containers and have them incinterated by a licensed waste disposal company meeting all standards and regulations for any such biological wastes.

In brief: Toxic Waste
Clinics and hospitals place the fat in sealed, toxic waste disposal containers and have them incinterated by a licensed waste disposal company meeting all standards and regulations for any such biological wastes.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Ricardo Izquierdo
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Fat from liposuction
The fat removed from liposuction is usually discarded as biologic waste.
On occasion, the fat is used as a graft for other areas of the body requiring augmentation (enlargement). Recently, new studies have used liposuction fat to harvest stem cells. However, the vast majority of fat is discarded.

In brief: Fat from liposuction
The fat removed from liposuction is usually discarded as biologic waste.
On occasion, the fat is used as a graft for other areas of the body requiring augmentation (enlargement). Recently, new studies have used liposuction fat to harvest stem cells. However, the vast majority of fat is discarded.
Dr. Ricardo Izquierdo
Dr. Ricardo Izquierdo
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