, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 159-161

Discussion: Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma as an Adipocyte In Vivo Delivery System

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I have been involved in fat transplantation since the very beginning of this technique in the mid-1980s. At that time, I was living and practicing in Paris after completion of my Board examinations in plastic and maxillofacial surgery. I had taken the opportunity to be trained in this procedure by world-recognized masters Pierre Fournier and Yves Gerard Illouz [3, 4, 9].

The technique was simple and slightly traumatic for the patient. The overall results were acceptable, especially compared with the results of the other options available at that time. In contrast, the use of synthetic materials (fluid silicone, paraffin, GoreTex) or more aggressive open surgery left evident and unaesthetic scar residuals at both donor and recipient sites.

For all these reasons, I was immediately attracted by the evident advantages of using free fat grafting and by the tremendous potential of benefits and evolution that this new technique was offering the plastic surgeon for the treatment of volumetric so