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Fat Injection

Fat injection to improve the quality of burn scar is the latest tool in the hands of a plastic surgeon.The fat contains regenerative cells including adult stem cells and helps in modulation of post burn scars.Fat injections use processed fat from the patient’s own body to the hypertrophic and itchy burn scars.
The procedure also is known as microlipoinjection or autologous fat transplantation. Fat cells are removed by liposuction from the donor area like around the navel or from the thighs or buttocks by using a cannula attached to a syringe. The fat cells are cleansed and processed, and then injected into the scar area using a blunt needle and syringe.

In a further refinement of the procedure,the fat derived regenerative cells are separated from the fat and only these cells are injected into the post burn scars.The scars improve over a period of few months after this procedure and the results are satisfying in most cases.It is seen to reduce the hypertrophy of the scar and reduces the itching as well.