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Another advantage of Organic Surgery is that one's own repair system is used to achieve optimum results and a relatively rapid healing period.  This is accomplished by using the growth factors found naturally in your own blood.  These growth factors accelerate wound healing and improve the new injected fat cells.  They also re-activate and rejuvenate the existing "old" cells.

Platelet Biology

We all know that blood is necessary to survive, but what you might not know is that blood is also needed to repair our bodies.

Blood has four main components:

  1. blood plasma, which is a yellow mixture of water, glucose, fat, protein and salts;
  2. white blood cells, which are the cells of the immune system;
  3. platelets and growth factors. which play a significant role in the repair and regeneration of connective tissues and wound healing; and
  4. red blood cells, which carry oxygen and collect carbon dioxide.

Have you ever cut your finger? Within seconds it stops bleeding. A scab will close the wound and within a couple of days connective tissue will make the wound firm  After a few weeks the wound will be almost completely healed and within 3 months the cut can hardly be seen. This process is all stimulated by so-called "growth factors," which are derived from platelets.

How It Works

A centrifuge separates the patient's own blood components. The red blood cells (RBCs) are denser and will move to the bottom (Figure 3). Plasma is the least dense and will float on the top layer (Figure 1). The "buffy coat", which contains the majority of platelets are, will be sandwiched between the plasma and the RBCs (Figure 2).

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Platelet concentrate is obtainedfrom the buffy coat, which contains the concentrated platelets and white blood cells.

Why Platelets?

Platelets contain various growth factors that, when applied to a wound, will accelerate the healing process. Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-ß) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are just three of the growth factors that are contained in the platelets.

Adding a high concentration of platelets directly into the purified fat used for lipofilling or injecting it into the small holes, called 'adits' at the site of the lipofilling releases a tremendous amount of growth factors. These growth factors will stimulate the process of wound healing and the continued health of the purified at cells.

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