San Diego Plastic Surgery Press Releases
New Advances in Fat Grafting Allow San Diego Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steven Cohen to Perform Breast Augmentation through Fat Injection Under Local Anesthesia
The use of adipose tissue and eventually, adipose-derived stem and regenerative cells (ADRC’s) may present a new option in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. The application of fat has potential benefits in breast augmentation, facial cosmetics, breast reconstruction and contour deformities from a variety of acquired and congenital disorders. Using a new technology for fat preparation, PureGraft enables the physician to purify a fat graft and remove excess ‘graft fluid’ in a controllable manner on the sterile field. This is accomplished without centrifugation or other motorized methods. The fat is added to the system and 15 minutes later, free lipid, blood cells, infusion chemicals and excess fluid are removed. PureGraft technology ‘dialyzes’ off everything but the pure fat tissue.
“PureGraft is an FDA-cleared device that is indicated for cosmetic ‘body contouring’ procedures using autologous fat grafts,” stated Marc H. Hedrick, M.D., President of Cytori. “Although PureGraft is simple to use, the technology behind it is unique. PureGraft selectively filters the graft using dialysis membranes in a process best called lipodialysis. We believe lipodialysis will be the new standard in fat graft preparation.”
Natural breast augmentation with your body’s own fat is the latest in breast enhancement procedures. Dr. Steven R. Cohen is one of a small number of early pioneers in this new technology that uses the patient’s own fat to create a natural filler for breast enhancement.
Cell Enhanced Breast Augmentation withing Fat Derived Stem and Regenerative Cells
Studies began in Europe in 2008 for Cell-Enhanced Reconstruction following partial mastectomy for breast cancer and studies are underway in Japan for breast augmentation as well as breast reconstruction. In the summer of 2008, Dr. Cohen visited Dr. Kamakura in Tokyo to learn the fundamentals of ADRC’s for use in breast augmentation. In February 2009, Dr. Kamakura and a team of physicians and nurses visited with Dr. Cohen at FACESplus to further establish an academic relationship. Dr. Cohen is executive director of the Cell Society, an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of regenerative cell therapies. The Cell Society’s mission is to expand the global use of cell therapies in a number of medical specialties and to support the clinicians who use them.
FACESplus Plastic Surgery, Skin and Laser Center is a fully integrated, comprehensive cosmetic medicine and surgery center that prides itself in bringing the most advanced techniques to our patients. Dr. Steven Cohen and the staff at FACESplus strive to educate our patients on their choices, ranging from the least invasive, non-surgical care to comprehensive laser and surgical rejuvenation.
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