Fat grafting has been used as a reconstructive and cosmetic procedure for more
than a century. Fat grafts have been used in procedures as varied as hernia
repair, scar repair, rhinoplasty, breast reconstruction, breast augmentation,
facial reconstruction, chin augmentation, and to correct the cosmetic signs of
Fat tissue is probably the best filler available for a variety of reasons,
including the fact that it is:
- Readily available throughout the body
- Easily obtainable
Contains stem cells to aid in the regenerative process
However, the main problem with fat grafting is that only 30% of injected fat
can be expected to survive for one year due to absorption. The reason for this
is not entirely clear. However, two main theories have emerged. One theory -
the host cell replacement theory - suggests that some transplanted fat
completely dies due to degenerative processes and is replaced by fibrous
Another theory - the cellular survival theory - suggests that since mature
adipocytes are very fragile cells, only the preadipocytes and the
adipose-derived stem cells survive the transplant process. Since there is
variability of these cells between patients, this could be why some
patients' fat grafts last much longer than others.
So, the primary challenge for the physician is to find effective methods to
>increase the survival of transplanted adipose cells and tissue.
Fortunately, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be used in fat grafting to
overcome this problem and
increase the survivability of transplanted fat cells .
How does PRP work?
PRP stimulates the body's innate healing cascade. When we experience a
soft tissue injury, our body responds by delivering a rush of platelet cells.
When these platelets are activated, they release several types of growth
factors, proteins, and cytokines that play a fundamental role in cell
regeneration and tissue healing.
PRP takes the natural healing response one step further
by separating platelets from other blood components and concentrating them.
This specially prepared platelet-rich plasma contains 5 to 10 times the
concentration of platelets found in whole blood. The concentrated PRP is then
delivered into and around the site of injury via injection, stimulating and
significantly strengthening the body's healing response.
Since PRP is an autologous therapy, using the patient's own blood product,
there is no risk of cross reactivity, disease transmission, or immune
There have been several studies backing up the benefits of PRP with fat
grafting. When PRP with fat grafting was used for breast enhancement, as well
as forehead and cheek augmentation, researchers found that an increased
percentage of PRP used in a fat graft directly increased the percentage of
contour restoration that was maintained 4.
PRP also has been shown to enhance the survival and volume retention of
autologous fat grafts, including youthful cheek definition and breast fullness
that lasts for over a year after the graft.
5 Additionally, injecting fat mixed with
platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) matrix can help increase fat survival.
THE PRP PROCESS
To create a platelet-rich plasma preparation, the following
steps are performed:
A small sample of blood is drawn from the patient and injected into the Dr.
PRP blood tube.
The platelets are then separated from the other blood components and their
concentration is increased using the Dr. PRP centrifuge.
The resulting platelet-rich plasma is then injected into and around the
targeted site of the patient.
The concentrated growth factors contained in the plasma trigger a mild
inflammatory response which effectively jump starts and strengthens the
body's own natural healing response.
The entire process takes approximately one hour, including preparation and
recovery time. For a complete demonstration of each step of the process, view
our instructional video.
The Dr. PRP is an FDA-cleared medical device, holding the esteemed 510K
clearance, meticulously designed to prepare patients' blood for PRP therapy
quickly and efficiently.
Our patented design creates high-concentration and high-quality platelet-rich
plasma that can be used to stimulate the healing process. This results in
tissue regeneration at the targeted site, effectively accelerating normal
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BENEFITS OF DR. PRP
- Completely closed, sterile system.
- Outside air is blocked with a double safety cap.
Since the processing is completed within the closed system, there is no risk
of the PRP becoming contaminated.
EASY TO USE
- Each kit comes pre-packaged.
The clear chambers ensure that you can see all the components of the blood
The buffy coat layer is easily seen in the neck of the device, allowing you
to precisely separate the components into the type of PRP you wish to
- You can even eliminate red blood cells from your final PRP product.
QUICK AND CONVENIENT
- The closed system allows for more treatments in less time.
- Customize your final PRP composition for use in different situations.
The PRP can and should be administered as soon as you prepare it with our
kit - no advanced preparation is needed.
One kit holds 20 cc of fluid (3 cc of anti-coagulant + 17 cc of whole blood)
and produces 4 cc of highly concentrated PRP.
The platelet recovery percentage of Dr. PRP is higher than the minimum
recovery percentage of other similar products from our competitors.
Platelets require red and white blood cells to survive long-term. Unlike gel
separators that capture the platelets within the gel, our kit allows you to
accurately create consistently efficient PRP at the concentrations you want.
Our kit can recover 90% of platelets from a blood sample to produce the
highest quality PRP.
FDA 510K CLEARED
- The kit is now proudly holding the FDA 510K clearance.
According to the ISO 13485, our kit is made with a thorough gamma-ray
Made only with biocompatibility-certification completed raw materials.
TRAINING & SUPPORT
One-on-one, in-service training is provided via GoToTraining, FaceTime, or
User Manual with photos and descriptions detail how to use your new product,
as well as information on PRP and test results.
Enroll in our
Platelet-Rich Plasma CME Certification
course where you can learn cosmetic applications of PRP, including the PRP
Facial and PRP Facelift.
Order marketing materials and educational brochures for your patients. These
brochures explain various applications of PRP, such as sports medicine and
Add your contact information and location to our
Directory of PRP Providers .
To view and order Dr. PRP kits and centrifuges, visit our
For questions and to discuss our products in more detail, contact us today at
844-377-7787 (DR- PRP-US).
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