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Does Adding Platelet Rich Plasma to Harvested Fat for Fat Transfer Work?

Is it an effective way to add fat for procedures such as BBL?

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Does Adding Platelet Rich Plasma to Harvested Fat for Fat Transfer Work?

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I think this depends on what area you are injecting the fat.  Healthy fat injected meticulously into certain areas of the face has an extremely high survival rate. However,  if the fat is unhealthy, harvested traumatically or injected into a less vascular area of the face, the fat may not do as well. I believe that fat injected into the malar or upper cheek region survives better if it is mixed with platelet rich plasma or PRP. I also believe that fat injected into the lower cheek area of the face does better with platelet rich plasma or PRP. In addition, I think the temporal region of the face does better with fat injected  with platelets rich plasma or PRP.

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Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Fat Transfer

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There are several people with the same question, and the idea is interesting, but I am still waiting for a peer reviewed journal advocating this as the best way to transfer fat, and have good stats to support the long term viability of the fat transferred.

Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Platelet rich plasma, #vampireinjections, fat grafting, facial/body contouring #cosmeticsurgery

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Dear friends77 in houston,

PRP or platelet rich plasma is growing in popularity.  I have used it for direct facial shaping without fat, for improving the texture of the skin, improving wound healing. As far as micro fat grafting- I do not add it as the results of fat grafting are excellent on their own....so this would be an added expense.

With Warm Regards,

Trevor M Born MD

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Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Platelet Rich Plasma for Fat Grafting.....

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There are many claims that PRP improves the fat cell survival, but as Dr Shureih stated, there is no good scientific evidence that this is true. 
If the fat is handled properly, you can obtain great results even without PRP.  

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Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Platelet rich plasma for fat transfer

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Platelet rich plasma has many growth factors and has ben found to be beneficial in certain medical scenarios. Unfortunately there is no good scientific data on whether it fascilitates fat survival during fat grafting. That does not mean that it may not help, but fat grafting is too new a science and not enough research has been performend to define the ideal techniques. That being said, I don't believe that it can hurt and it may offer an advantage.

Regards,

D. Medalie, MD

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Cleveland Plastic Surgeon
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Far tranfer

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Adding Platelet Ruch Plasma, with all the growth factors in that mix may help with fat transfer take.

How ever there is NO scientific data to support that. We are waiting for the science.

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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