Arch Plast Surg.  2016 May;43(3):288-290. 10.5999/aps.2016.43.3.288.

Fat Harvest Using a Closed-Suction Drain

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK. Kavamin@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

We propose a safe, simple, and novel method to harvest fat using a standard liposuction cannula and a Redivac or alternative closed-suction drain. The authors have used this technique for both 'dry' and 'wet' liposuction. This technique is both easy to perform and cost-effective whilst providing both a silent and relatively atraumatic fat harvest. The lower negative pressure compared with traditional harvesting systems likely preserves fat integrity for lipofilling. This method maximises resources already held within a hospital environment.

Keyword

Liposuction; Suction; Adipose tissue

MeSH Terms

Adipose Tissue
Catheters
Lipectomy
Suction
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