What are ways to help prevent the occurrence of fat embolisms during lipo/fat grafting?
What Are Ways to Help Prevent Fat Embolisms During Lipo/Fat Grafting?
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Avoiding fat embolism with a fat graft.
1. Only use blunt tipped cannulas.
2. Don't inject fat under high pressure.
3. Inject while withdrawing the syringe.
4. Inject micro-droplets at a time.
Recently, some companies are pushing the idea of using intra-operative ultrasound to look for vessels in the operative area, so that you can avoid unintended cannulation of the vessel.
All the best,
Fat embolism risk with fat injection
Fat grafting techniques are safe with good technique
The risk of fat embolism, which is what would happen if a piece of fat was injected into a blood vessel, is very low. Modern techniques use blunt-tipped instruments so they won't cut blood vessels. Fat grafting is becoming more frequently done now and with more predictable results.