Aesthet Surg J 2016 Jul 23;36(7):831-41. Epub 2016 Feb 23.
From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery - Burn Center, Medical Faculty, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.
Background: Although fat grafting has emerged as a major force in plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery, some questions regarding its reliability and regenerative potential remain unanswered.
Objectives: The authors examined the influence of three anatomic areas on various lipoaspirate properties to identify the most appropriate harvest site for fat-grafting procedures.
Methods: Lipoaspirates from 25 healthy patients were harvested from the abdomen, inner thigh, and knee. Read More