Concepts in Fat Grafting and Cell Therapies for Facial Rejuvenation and Breast and Body Contouring Sat, Sep 29 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Facial and breast and body fat grafting continue to evolve. Small volume fat grafting to the face has been primarily performed using the Coleman technique. For most surgeons, fat is injected like fillers, for facial enhancement. Less attention has been paid to anatomical placement in superficial and deep fat compartments and for the most part, fat has been used in conjunction with face lifting procedures to address volume deficiency. Herein, we demonstrate best practices of fat harvest, preparation and insertion with a strong emphasis on the basic science of what is really needed to insure maximum survival of the fat graft. In addition, we will demonstrate the anatomy of the fat compartments of the face and present a new concept of Injectable Tissue Replacement, which is a protocol to replace all areas of fat and bone loss with anatomic placed and anatomically sized fat grafts (Millifat, Microfat and Nanofat). New concepts of addressing nasal and orbital aging as well as pyriform aperture recession and bony contouring will be presented. For large volume fat grafting of the breast, the role of fat and implants, Composite Breast Augmentation will be discussed. In the body, the primary focus will be on the use of fat grafting as a complimentary technique for newer “Hi-Def” liposculpture procedures involving buttock augmentation as well as extremity contouring in the male and female.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the science behind current fat graft harvest and preparation techniques and their effect on outcomes.
  2. Identify the facial fat compartments and how to diagnose specific losses in specific compartments.
  3. Discuss differences in nanofat, microfat and millifat as well as some of the “additives” such as stromal vascular fraction and platelet rich plasma.
  4. Learn safe practices for buttock augmentation.
  5. Outline best indications for fat grafting to the breast for aesthetics.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.