FAT GRAFTING, PRP, STEM CELLS AND MORE
ONLY AT THE LEWIS OBI PLASTIC SURGERY CLINIC
Thursday December 11th, 2014
The history of autologous fat grafting begins with Dr. Neuber’s presentation to the 22nd Congress of the German Surgical Society in 1893. Fast forward into the early 1980’s when I began performing fat graft injections as an off shoot of liposuction procedures.
1980’s Fat Graft (injection) patient
The Lipokit™ (AdiviveTM) Fat Processing Unit was developed by Dr. Hee Young Lee at Medikan, Seoul, Korea in 2004. Palomar acquired FDA clearance and imported the system into the United States at the end of 2010 and provided me with their first unit. In contrast to other equipment, it is a totally enclosed system from the point of infusion to harvesting, processing, and final delivery of the processed fat into the patient. Therefore, sterility and low risk of infection is one of the primary attributes of the Medikan Lipokit™ Unit that we use.
LONG TERM RESULTS WITH ADIVIVE™ FAT GRAFT
Early in 2010, I began adding PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to the Adivive stem cell enriched fat grafts with an increased long term take of the fat grafts. Again, this is a safer system then most PRP units.
Also in 2010, I began digesting fat in order to deploy the rich source of stem cells contained in fat. These stem cells may then be added back to the Adivive fat producing a mixture referred to as CAL (Cell Assisted Lipotransfer). This technique was introduced by my colleague Dr. Kotaro Yoshimura of Tokyo who was involved with Suzanne Somers breast reconstruction. CAL fat grafting is complicated requiring sophisticated equipment and experience but results in almost a 100% long term take of the fat graft.
Cell Surgical Network (CSN) of Florida Technique
70 YEAR OLD MALE AFTER OPERA LIFT