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How does the fat in a fat transfer get it's blood supply and stay alive?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Recipient tissue be

The fat grafts will receive their blood supply from the recipient tissue bed.
Therefore area with greater vascularity tend to be better recipient sites with greater fat survival. These include the face as well as muscle.With breast fat transfer vascularity may be increased by use of an external expander device called the brava.

In brief: Recipient tissue be

The fat grafts will receive their blood supply from the recipient tissue bed.
Therefore area with greater vascularity tend to be better recipient sites with greater fat survival. These include the face as well as muscle.With breast fat transfer vascularity may be increased by use of an external expander device called the brava.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Mark Johnson
The use of stem cells from the fat, more appropriately know as the "stromal vascular fraction, or SVF", can greatly improve fat take by helping establish more blood supplies. Added SVF, as well as the transferred fat, contains precursor cells, including progenitor vascular cells, which become blood vessels. The other stem cells in the SVF release countless growth factors which induce more vessel
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fat transfr survival

Microinjection technique is used because this decreases the diffusion distance, which is how the transplanted fat survives initially.
Long term take of the graft results from blood vessel formation, which can be augmented by using stem cells or dr. Khouri's brava units. I prefer the stem cells for consistency, % take, and easier patient compliance.

In brief: Fat transfr survival

Microinjection technique is used because this decreases the diffusion distance, which is how the transplanted fat survives initially.
Long term take of the graft results from blood vessel formation, which can be augmented by using stem cells or dr. Khouri's brava units. I prefer the stem cells for consistency, % take, and easier patient compliance.
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fat transfer

Fat initially stays alive by getting nutrients from the surrounding tissues.
Within a few days blood vessels from the surrounding area sprout 'blood supply branches' to 'feed' the fat cells. Mesenchymal stem cells residing in the fat tissue stimulate this blood vessel growth. Dr. Ricardo rodriguez baltimore, maryland.

In brief: Fat transfer

Fat initially stays alive by getting nutrients from the surrounding tissues.
Within a few days blood vessels from the surrounding area sprout 'blood supply branches' to 'feed' the fat cells. Mesenchymal stem cells residing in the fat tissue stimulate this blood vessel growth. Dr. Ricardo rodriguez baltimore, maryland.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. John Walker
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Dr. Nima Shemirani
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Fat transfer

Dear teela1, fat transfer gets its blood supply from surrounding tissues.
We inject it in a way for maximal take and results. It works great and you will look fantastic. Best regards, nima shemirani.

In brief: Fat transfer

Dear teela1, fat transfer gets its blood supply from surrounding tissues.
We inject it in a way for maximal take and results. It works great and you will look fantastic. Best regards, nima shemirani.
Dr. Nima Shemirani
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Dr. Jane Chung
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: alive with blood

Transferred fat behaves just like an transferred organ.
Depending on donor site , recipient site, and so many other factors, 10-90% can be survivied.

In brief: alive with blood

Transferred fat behaves just like an transferred organ.
Depending on donor site , recipient site, and so many other factors, 10-90% can be survivied.
Dr. Jane Chung
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