As early as 1893, the successful possibility of transplanting the body’s own fatty tissue was reported. Prof. Neuber (Kiel / Germany) found that this is successful with an even distribution of the smallest chunks of fat in healthy tissue. Unfortunately, these early findings were later disregarded and sometimes large amounts of fat were injected into a single site, so that the surgical results ranged from excellent success to failure, but in the worst case led to the formation of calcifications and oily cysts.
In the early 1980s, Dr. Sidney R. Coleman, a plastic surgeon in New York, developed a procedure with which fat cells can be gently harvested and transplanted. He has thus created the basis for a successful transplantation of fat cells. This procedure has also been used routinely in our department since 1999 for the transplantation of smaller amounts of fat, which mainly occurs on the face.
In March 2007, Dr. Coleman published a study on the results of breast augmentation with transplanted autologous fat in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal, the world’s leading journal for plastic surgery. These are studies that were carried out several years after the adipose tissue transplantation and show lasting success. As a result, further publications (Illouz / Delay from France) over many years of experience with fat transplantation have confirmed the very positive results.
The big problem with this classic transplantation of small lumps of fat was the previously very laborious and tedious extraction of the fat. With this procedure, breast augmentation took several hours.
In the Park-Klinik Birkenwerder near Berlin we are further today: for breast enlargement and breast augmentation with autologous fat, we use a particularly gentle and effective method to obtain fat cells, the globally successful BEAULI ™ method that we developed . With this method, breast enlargement is achieved in 1 hour.
We have been using autologous fat transplantation in our clinic since 2008. Essential steps towards the development of a suitable liposuction procedure were developed in cooperation with the Schwerin-based company Human med in our operating theaters. The water jet assisted liposuction, called WAL for short, has meanwhile experienced a worldwide spread.
Right from the start, the new technology was accompanied by clinical studies and examinations. The first publication in a scientific newspaper appeared in 2010. It was followed by numerous articles. Here are just a few to read:
Two doctoral theses were written on the subject of autologous fat transplantation, which deal with the durability of the result: link to Kasia’s publication Due to the strong demand for training and further education in this area, an academy has been set up in the Park Clinic, which annually hosts an international symposium on the Subject autologous fat transplantation. In addition, throughout the year, international specialists are regularly visiting our house to learn from us.