Human Med® Launches New Fat Removal and Fat Harvesting Devices

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The harvest-jet® uses the gentle power of water to remove fat, while the FillerCollector™ simplifies the collection of injectable fat for autologous fat transfer.

The harvest-jet® and FillerCollector™ offer exciting new options for gentle fat removal and fat harvesting.

An innovator and leader in water-jet assisted aesthetic device, human med® has launched the harvest-jet®, a gentle fat removal device, and the FillerCollector™, an advanced fat harvesting device, it was announced today by Arnd Kensy, Chief Executive Officer of human med®. The harvest-jet® and FillerCollector™ devices, which were introduced at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual meeting in Toronto earlier this month, are now available to physicians in the United States.

According to Mr. Kensy, “The harvest-jet® and FillerCollector™ offer exciting new options for gentle fat removal and fat harvesting. The harvest-jet® uses the gentle power of water to dislodge and remove fat, while the FillerCollector™ simplifies the collection of injectable fat for autologous fat transfer. The harvest-jet® and Filler Collector™ may be used together in an advanced jet-assisted fat transfer process that greatly facilitates the current practice of fat grafting.”

During the jet-assisted fat transfer (J-AFT) procedure, the harvest-jet® employs a laminar water-jet to gently dislodge, wash and harvest fat from selected areas of the body. The fat is collected in the separate FillerCollector™, where it is ready for re-injection to the face, hands, or other parts of the body where rejuvenation and volumizing is desired. With J-AFT, there’s no centrifuging or additional processing needed before fat transfer, and the entire procedure can be completed in significantly less time than other fat transfer procedures.

According to recent studies*, the gentler the fat removal method and the less the fat is manipulated before re-injection, the higher the chances for fat survival after transfer. J-AFT is gentle on fat and patients. Additionally, J-AFT doesn’t require classic pre-infiltration, which helps to shorten procedure times while sparing fat cells from excess exposure to infiltration fluid.

Mr. Kensy said, “The harvest-jet® and FillerCollector™ were very well received at the Toronto ASPS meeting and will be featured at the ASDS annual meeting in Chicago, October 21st - 23rd. These devices – together with our innovative and successful body-jet® and LipoCollector™ II devices – are helping to pave the way for further advances in gentle fat removal and autologous fat transfer.”

To request a demonstration of the devices, or to get further information about the harvest-jet® and FillerCollector™, physicians should visit the human med® website at http://www.humanmed.com or call 972-556-9593.

About human med® inc.

An innovator and leader in water-jet surgery, human med® is the world’s first and foremost manufacturer of water-jet assisted aesthetic devices. By using the gentle power of water to remove fat, human med’s innovative aesthetic devices have helped to usher in a fundamentally new approach to lipoplasty and natural fat harvesting. human med® is dedicated to continuing to develop cutting-edge technologies that will play an integral role in the ongoing evolution of aesthetic medicine.

*J.J. Stutz and D. Krahl: Water Jet-Assisted Liposuction for Patients with Lipoedema: Histologic and Immunohistologic Analysis of the Aspirates of 30 Lipoedema Patients. Aesth. Plast. Surg. (2009) 33:153-162.

*P. Smith et al.: Autologous Human Fat Grafting: Effect of Harvesting and Preparation Techniques on Adipocyte Graft Survival. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2006) 117: 1836-1844

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