Cell-assisted lipotransfer is a novel technique for fat grafting. This study aimed to investigate the clinical efficacy of cell-assisted lipotransfer technology compared with conventional fat grafting. Estimated fat survival and patient satisfaction rates were pooled.
This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License. Autologous fat transfer refers to the transplantation of fat tissue from one part of the body to another part of the body. Along with the development of the tumescent liposuction technique, autologous fat transfer has been widely used in various clinical applications, including breast augmentation, soft-tissue reconstruction and wound healing 1 — 3.
Lipoinjection is a promising treatment but has some problems, such as unpredictability and a low rate of graft survival due to partial necrosis. To overcome the problems with lipoinjection, the authors developed a novel strategy known as cell-assisted lipotransfer CAL. A stromal vascular fraction SVF containing ASCs is freshly isolated from half of the aspirated fat and recombined with the other half.
It has also been used with growing frequency for aesthetic breast enhancement. Currently, experts in this field are becoming increasingly aware of the potential of fat for breast reconstruction. However, the safety of fat transfers to post-mastectomy defects has been called into question in recent debates due to the, albeit rare, observations of their possible influence on local cancer recurrence. The majority of concerned opinions are based on the safety of fat supplementation with additional amounts of adipose mesenchymal and stem cells.
Colleague's E-mail is Invalid. Your message has been successfully sent to your colleague. Save my selection.
That same year, she underwent a partial mastectomy commonly referred to as a lumpectomy and radiation treatment. Rather than choosing to have a standard breast reconstruction procedure, Somers waited 11 years and again elected for a nontraditional operation. InSomers had an experimental stem cell fat grafting procedure to reconstruct her breast.
Cell assisted lipotransfer serves as a novel technique for both breast reconstruction and breast augmentation. This systematic review assesses the efficacy, safety and use of patient reported outcome measures in studies involving cell assisted lipotransfer. We also carry out an objective assessment of study quality focussing on recruitment, follow-up and provide an up-to-date clinical trial landscaping analysis.
Some women like the idea of having bigger breasts, but don't like the idea of breast implants. Breast augmentation with fat is technically known as autologous breast augmentation. This procedure uses a woman's own fat instead of breast implants to increase the size of the breasts.
Kotaro Yoshimura, M. Materials and Methods Patients From towe have performed CAL in 70 patients; in the breast in 60 patients including 8 patients for breast reconstruction after mastectomythe face in 12 patients, and the hip in 1 patient CAL was performed at 2 sites in 3 patients. Informed consent was obtained from all patients.
Breast augmentation by cell-assisted lipotransfer CAL may achieve a more natural breast contour than silicone implants. Moreover, certain complications associated with these prosthetic devices can be avoided with CAL. Few prospective studies of CAL have been performed to examine long-term volume changes, effects on breast parenchymal tissue, and the effect of stromal vascular fraction SVF on graft survival.