Why Use Concentrated PRP and Fat?
Autologous fat is increasingly being used for breast and other reconstructive procedures as a ‘natural lipo filler’. Our fat is the body’s major source of mesenchymal stem cells, which are considered ‘multi-potent’ or ‘pluripotent’, as they have the ability to differentiate themselves into a number of different types of stem cells that are useful for wound healing2, tissue repair and regeneration.
The expanding uses for a range of autologous biotherapies, is supported by the increasing body of clinical and scientific evidence of the synergistic effect of autologous fat and concentrated platelet rich plasma combinations, which is compelling both from a scientific perspective and from the clinical evidence.
Work by Zuk et al in the early 2000s provided us with insights of the potential of the adipose derived adult mesenchymal stem cells (AD-MSC) describing the importance of the progenitor cells within the stromal vascular fraction (SVF of harvested fat], working in conjunction with the extracellular matrix (ECM) and their overall synergistic effect on the viability of the autologous fat grafts.
Combination PRP and Fat Bio-active Grafts
The convergence of science and technologies are providing a raft of therapies that are rapidly becoming mainstream in skin rejuvenation, tissue reconstruction and tissue regeneration.
For example, the combination of laser technology, and autologous biotherapies, including autologous concentrated platelet rich plasma (cPRP) and autologous fat grafts, (AFG). However, the key to the successful integration of these technologies and science is the clinical technique, the critical art of combining the technologies and science to optimise individual patient treatment and clinical outcomes.