Where Does The Fat For Fat Transfer Come From?
Many patients considering a fat transfer wonder what fat is used for their procedure. The answer is quite simple, because the patient’s own fat is used for the transfer!
Before the procedure takes place, the cosmetic surgeon will remove fat from a suitable location on the body; this is a place where there is an amount of excess fat. Once the fat is harvested, it is sent to the cosmetic fat bank for treatment.
Patients who are interested in how fat is treated before it is introduced can find more information about this process below. So, if you are considering a fat transfer and want more information, please read the information below.
How Is Fat From The Fat Transfer Stored?
In order to store your fat, it must first be collected via a liposuction procedure. It is then cleaned either using the Adivive machine or a Puregraft bag. When your fat is cleaned in the Adivive machine, it is placed into a special syringe and spun in a centrifuge. This process works to separate the fat from the tumescent fluid and fatty oils. The oil and fluid are discarded, leaving the pure concentrated fat to be re-injected or stored.
How Does The Puregraft Bag Work?
The other alternative generally used for higher quantities of fat is the Puregraft bag. This is a bag that the fat is injected into after being harvested from an area of the body. The bag itself contains a filter, which allows the tumescent fluid and oils to be separated into a waste bag attached. This is then removed and the Puregraft bag will contain your concentrated fat for reinjection or storage, or both.
How Is The Fat Stored After Harvesting?
Your fat is then processed in our fat bank hood, a pressurised sterile environment. The fat is stored at below 190 degrees Celsius. This means that it needs to be treated with a couple of additives to ensure that the fat cells are not damaged during this freezing process. These are calculated using the fat bank online registration system. The bags and vials that contain the fat are all labelled using barcodes specific to your file.
Vials and bags are stored in a particular box or slot in the fat bank, which is allocated to you. Like in the supermarket, we use a barcode scanner when placing your vials or bags of fat into the bank and when we are taking them out of the bank, which ensures you are receiving your own fat.
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Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up.