SVF is harvested using a modified version of liposuction. First, we decide on a body area from which to harvest the fat. This area is numbed with a special local anesthetic. Under sterile conditions, fat is then suctioned using a special syringe. The process used by Innovations Medical and the Cell Surgical network harvest fat in 50 milliliter increments. Typically one and occasionally two 50 milliliter syringes are harvested in a session. Next, the syringes are spun in a centrifuge to separate the parts.
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