Harvesting, Processing, and Injection of Lipoaspirate for Soft-Tissue Reconstruction: Details Make the Difference

  • Matthias A. SauterEmail author
  • Elizabeth A. Brett
  • Matthias M. Aitzetmüller
  • Dominik Duscher


The transfer of autologous fat is an elegant method recently gaining importance for the correction of soft-tissue defects. The three steps required are harvesting, processing, and injection, all of which can be variously executed. This chapter seeks to provide an overview about the current knowledge on how to best perform fat transfer.


Liposuction Fat Lipotransfer Autologous 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias A. Sauter
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elizabeth A. Brett
    • 1
  • Matthias M. Aitzetmüller
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dominik Duscher
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, Klinikum rechts der IsarTechnical University of MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive SurgeryWestfaelische Wilhelms, University of MuensterMuensterGermany
  3. 3.Department for Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, Division of Experimental Plastic SurgeryTechnical University of MunichMunichGermany

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