NEWS | November 6, 2017

Pu publishes book on fat grafting principles, techniques and clinical applications


Lee L.Q. Pu, UC Davis professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery, has published a new book titled Fat Injection: From Filling to Regeneration, Second Edition.

Lee L.Q. Pu Lee L.Q. Pu

The second-edition text pulls together insights from more than 100 expert surgeons worldwide on techniques for transferring fat from one part of the body to others to improve appearance or heal injuries.

“Fat grafting is historically an important tool for improving facial, breast or body appearance,” said Pu. “We know now that, when combined with adipose derived stem cells, it can also be powerful treatment for wounds and disease. The book covers all of these uses, together with the best practices for applying them.”

Chapters cover, for instance, using fat grafting for scar remodeling, improving facelifts, treating Romberg disease and reducing pain.

Pu, who edited the book with colleagues Sydney Coleman of New York University and Riccardo Mazzola of the University of Milan, also contributed chapters titled: An Overview of Fat Grafting Techniques; Determination of Fat Viability; Cryopreservation of Adipose Tissue for Fat Grafting; and Fat Grafting for Breast Augmentation in Asians.

Published by Thieme, the book is available now for purchase on Amazon.

Pu is part of the prestigious team of plastic surgeons at UC Davis, where patients are assured the highest quality in care, safety and outcomes. For information, visit the website of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.