Mechanisms of action of external volume expansion devices.

TitleMechanisms of action of external volume expansion devices.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLancerotto L, Chin MS, Freniere B, Lujan-Hernandez JR, Li Q, Vasquez AV, Bassetto F, Del Vecchio DA, Lalikos JF, Orgill DP
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Date Published2013 Sep

External volume expansion by suction has been proposed to improve the survival of fat grafting by preparing the recipient site. In previous experimental work, external volume expansion demonstrated the capacity to stimulate cell proliferation, vessel remodeling, and adipogenesis. This study investigated possible mechanisms underlying these observed changes.

Alternate JournalPlast. Reconstr. Surg.