The Selphyl System, when used with fat grafting procedures, can improve fat cell survival and potentially allow for longer-lasting and more dependable results, according to a case study published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.
Long -term survival rates of autologous fat grafting have been variable lasting anywhere from 6 months to several years. In the new case study, a 37-year-old female had fat from her outer thighs injected into her lower abdominal area. Researchers injected in 8ccs of fat into her lower abdomen and 8ccs of fat combined with 4ccs of Selphyl in another area. The Selphyl system collects and isolates platelet-rich plasma, which can stimulate collagen production.
Viable fat was seen in both sites after 8 weeks. The area injected with Selphyl, however, showed an increase in blood vessels. “Any technique or mechanism that demonstrates efficacy in enhancing the graft survival would be very beneficial in cosmetic surgery,” says study author Richard Goldfarb, MD, of the Center for Smartlipoin Langhorne, PA, in a press release. “We are confident that this important clinical finding will lead to wider acceptance of the Selphyl plus fat technique.”