The Use of Tumescent Anesthetic Solution for Fat Transfer Donor and Recipient Sites

December 2002 | Volume 1 | Issue 3 | Original Article | 279 | Copyright © December 2002

Rhoda S. Narins, MD

The use of tumescent anesthetic solution first described by Jeffrey Klein, M.D. in 1986 for liposuction has made fat transfer a technique well suited to a dermatologic surgeon's office1. Over the past 16 years the technique of fat transfer has improved dramatically, with long-lasting results. The work of Sidney Coleman and Pierre Fournier has proven pivotal in many of these changes2-5. I have modified some of these techniques and describe them herein.