Liporecycling: A Technique for Facial Rejuvenation and Body Contouring
Sattler G, Sommer B.
Liporecycling: a technique for facial rejuvenation and body contouring. Dermatol Surg. 2000 Dec;26(12):1140-4. PMID: 11134991
Rosenparkklinik Darmstadt-Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery, Darmstadt, Germany.
Soft tissue augmentation using autologous fat is a standard method
in facial rejuvenation and in refinement of body contouring. Different
procedures by different authors have been described, each with its specific
advantages and disadvantages. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to
describe a method of harvesting, processing, and reinjection of fat that
provides new aspects and advantages compared to previously described procedures.
We report about a new method of autologous fat grafting. Fat is
harvested during machine-assisted liposuction in tumescent local anesthesia with
microcannulas, processed in a special open manner, and reinjected through a
24-gauge needle for intra- and subdermal augmentation.
Short- and long-term results are equivalent to other methods of fat cell grafting.
Advantages of the described method include easy harvesting during
conventional machine-assisted liposuction, the possibility of removing undesired
bands of fibrous tissue from the graft, and easy passage through a 24-gauge
needle. Thus sub- and intradermal augmentation is possible with the same
material and syringe.