Autologous fat transplantation – animal models and methods for in vitro analysis of viability

C. Herold, M. Pflaum, P. Utz, M. Wilhelmi, P. M. Vogt & H. O. Rennekampff
Since Peer presented his “cell survival theory” it is assumed that the grafted tissue will be implemented in some way into the host tissue. This lead to a big effort to produce a fat graft that is as much viable as possible. Various studies have been performed to analyse viability of fat grafts prepared with different techniques or protocols. All viability tests in vitro permit a non invasive way to analyse human fat grafts. But...