Fat Transfer Banks: A New Trend?

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Posted December 22, 2020 in Plastic Surgery News, by Dr. Fiorillo

Fat transfer procedures have become common in the world of plastic surgery. The procedure involves taking fat from one part of the body and using it to enhance another.

The fat transfer procedure is completed only when an individual chooses to have liposuction. Otherwise, other fillers or implants must be used to enhance a part of the body. This has been the norm in the industry but it appears that may change. In Orlando, Florida there is a plastic surgeon looking to open a fat transfer bank.

What Would a Fat Transfer Bank Do?

The goal of a fat transfer bank would be to store fat removed from patients that have had liposuction. The fat would then be frozen and kept. When the same patient required a transfer procedure to help combat the signs of aging, that fat could be used.

Of course, those that will use the bank will only be individuals that choose to have liposuction. They will also have to have the intention to return for more cosmetic surgery in the future. This greatly limits the clientele.

This is the first time such an idea has been implemented – however, the idea of a fat transfer bank in itself is not new. In the past, the option of storing fat has been explored. Other medical professionals determined that freezing fat is not beneficial to the consistency.

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