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What role does fat grafting play in plastic surgery?

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Air date: December 2, 2012

Host: Barbara Lewis

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Interview: Daniel Del Vecchio, M.D., Founder and owner of Back Bay Plastic Surgery in Boston.

Daniel Del Vecchio, M.D., plastic surgeon at Back Bay Plastic Surgery in Boston, explains how fat grafting is used to remove unwanted fat from areas such as thighs and hips and transplanted to areas where fat is desirable, including the face and breasts. Del Vecchio describes the different classifications of fat grafting, including volume expanders versus regeneration. In the future, Del Vecchio pictures growth and interest in the area of fat grafting in terms of “cell banking” for future use in fighting diseases.

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