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How To Choose A Fat Transfer System For Small Volume Procedures

October 02, 2013

Fat transfer has been used for about 100 years, however it is only in the last 25 years, that Dr Sydney Coleman of New York, perfected and revitalised the procedure and technique.

There are 2 major advantages of fat transfer over injectables. It is permanent and it uses autologous tissue.

What is the procedure?
  1. Harvest fat using a small cannula attached to a syringe.
  2. Optionally centrifuge the fat.
  3. Reinject the fat into the patient.
What areas of the body can benefit from fat harvesting and transfer?
  • Facial
  • Nasolabial Fold 
  • Temporal Depressions
  • Lips
  • Cheeks
How to choose the right fat transfer system for you

In comparison to power assisted liposuction, usually fat harvesting and transfer only requires small volumes to be collected - so the procedure is performed manually. 

There is a basic fat transfer system, however very often the surgeon will add to this over time whilst they develop their preferred technique. 

A basic fat transfer system should comprise of: a harvesting cannula, 2 reinjecting cannulas, a snapper lock, an autoclavable syringe stand, a luer lock to luer lock connector. Optional equipment includes an infiltration needle and a centrifuge.

We stock a range of basic kits that include variations of the key elements you need to perform a procedure. We also stock an economical yet powerful and reliable centrifuge if you do not already own one.


  • Single-use small volume kit: Perfect for office procedures to avoid tricky cleaning procedures.
  • Reusable small volume kit:For office or hospital work on a more regular basis. 
  • Tulip reusable small volume kit: A premium cell-friendly kit for those demanding the best.

We also stock the Tulip reusable large volume kit which is perfect for performing fat transfer of the buttocks and around the breast. 

If you have any questions that you would like to discuss regarding the fat transfer equipment - please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 1800 689 400or admin@precisemedical.com.au

Photo Credit: Phalinn Ooi

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