Image: The LipoGrafter set, including K-VAC Syringe, AT-Valve, and collection bag (Photo courtesy of MTF Biologics).
A large-volume fat grafting solution offers plastic surgeons a convenient, closed system for harvesting and depositing autologous fat.
The MTF Biologics (Edison, NJ, USA) LipoGrafter is an efficient, self-contained system for the atraumatic and low pressure, harvesting, processing, and grafting of human lipoaspirate. The system includes the K-VAC Syringe, which delivers constant, spring-activated 300 mmHg harvesting pressure; an atraumatic tissue valve (AT-Valve) for automatically transferring the lipoaspirate to the containment vessel without clogging; and tubing and bags for its collection, processing, and re-injection.
Following collection of the autologous fat, gravity sedimentation is used to concentrate it in collection bags by hanging them an IV pole, using sterile endotracheal tube stylet as hooks. The AT-Valve is then used to transfer the aspirate directly from the bag to the patient by switching it from harvesting mode to grafting mode, providing efficient micrografting of 0.1 ml /cm per pass, without switching between syringes and cannulas. Each sterile, single-use LipoGrafter disposable kit contains a KVAC syringe, four collection bags, the multi-port AT-Valve and a sterile tubing set with connectors.
“MTF Biologics is dedicated to offering surgeons innovative technologies and solutions that help them better serve their patients," said Tom Shaffer, executive vice president of global sales and marketing at MTF Biologics. “As we continue to expand the many ways we work with and serve those in plastic and reconstructive surgery, we are proud to be able to deliver LipoGrafter, a revolutionary fat grafting system, to patients and plastic surgeons around the world.”