Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is rich in a variety of valuable natural growth factors. These Growth Factors are known to be important in the initiation and progression of wound healing.
Online PR News – 23-July-2011 – – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is rich in a variety of valuable natural growth factors. These Growth Factors are known to be important in the initiation and progression of wound healing. They are also believed to promote and help adult stem cells within fat cells to better differentiate.
Newport Beach, CA, July 15, 2011 -- Professional athletes suffering from arthritic joints sometimes travel to exotic locales to take advantage of PRP therapy. According to the L.A. Times, Kobe Bryant recently traveled to Germany to have such a procedure. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is done with injections. Because it is a minimally invasive technique, recovery times are drastically shorter. This type of therapy has been shown effective in treating many sports injuries including: rotator cuff, ACL, shin splints, carpal tunnel, and plantar fasciitis. The FDA approved orthopedic injections have wide reaching applications as other sports superstars such as Tiger Woods and Brandon Roy also have recently undergone PRP injection therapy.
Dr. Kevin Sadati, a board-certified Orange County facial plastic surgeon, is an expert in the field of fat grafting and has introduced a unique procedure for superior results. Dr. Sadati uses the patient’s own fatty tissue (autologous fat) with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to enhance their body and facial features. He has published a well-known research paper regarding free fat transfer with PRP in the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. His paper received the best scholarly manuscript research paper award in 2006 at the American Academy of Cosmetic Scientific meeting. Soon after receiving this award, he presented his technique at the American Osteopathic Otolaryngology and Facial plastic surgery meeting in 2007 and 2010 to resounding reviews from his colleagues.
Many patients prefer to avoid using foreign matter, such as implants, when having an augmentation procedure. Innovative fat grafting technology allows him to create natural-looking results in less time and is performed under local anesthesia. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is rich in a variety of valuable natural growth factors known to be important in the progression of wound healing and are also believed to promote adult stem cell growth. The procedure includes centrifuging a small amount of blood using a Harvest Technology System to isolate the platelet rich plasma (PRP) layer. The PRP is added directly to the pure fat which contains adult stem cells and provides a highly concentrated group of natural growth factors; factors designed to accelerate the complex healing process.
The PRP fat grafting technique is becoming very popular in breast and face augmentation because implants are not used and ultimately leads to a more natural look and feel. “Now we have the opportunity to utilize a patient’s own tissue to augment areas that the patient might want to enhance without the use of implants” Dr. Sadati states. For more information, visit www.galleryofcosmeticsurgery.com.