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Volumetric Study of Fat Resorption After Breast Lipofilling (Lipofilling)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03016663
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 10, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 10, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Malaya

Brief Summary:
Prospective observational study to evaluate effects on washing to improve viability of fat grafts in breast lipofilling.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cosmetic Techniques Mammaplasty Procedure: Technique of Breast Lipofilling

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : September 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2016

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Breast Lipofilling Technique
Preliminary MRI breast were performed for volumetric measurement. Fat harvesting performed by same surgeon using water-assisted liposuction (WAL) and subsequent washing with buffered lactate in a standardized technique. Fat transfer performed using Berlin autologous lipotransplantation technique according to the BEAULI protocol .Patient were followed up monthly and MRI breast were repeated at 1st and 6th months after lipofilling. Clinical assessment and MRI Volumetric measurement performed using OsiriX (v7.0.3, 64 bit, Pixmeo c) software by same radiologist based on predefined operational procedure
Procedure: Technique of Breast Lipofilling
  1. Identification of the donor site Procedure carried out in single sessions under GA. Abdominal site identified and outlined with a skin marker.
  2. Fat Harvesting Berlin autologous lipotransplantation technique used according to the BEAULI protocol described by Ueberreiter et al.

    Infiltration solution -"Klein'solution" contains 1 cc of epinephrine (1:500,000) diluted in 500 cc of 0.001% lactate ringer solution (LRS).

  3. Fat Processing After aspiration of nonviable components of the aspirate, fat graft washed using Lactate Ringer Solution for three times. The fat processing and washing were performed by the same assistant for all patients.
  4. Fat Transfer (Injection) Fat is injected in small amounts as the needle is gradually withdrawn. Periglandular planes and intrapectoral planes are used. Intraparenchymal injection avoided.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Measure fat graft resorption rate after washing with buffered lactate by volumeric MRI imaging [ Time Frame: 6 month after breast lipofilling ]
    MRI Breast performed before the first lipofilling session, at 1st and 6th months after the lipofilling procedure. Volume measurement performed using OsiriX (v7.0.3, 64 bit , Pixmeo c)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Confounding factors [ Time Frame: 6 month after breast lipofilling ]
    To identify confounding factors that affect fat resorption rate in breast lipofilling To evaluate the fat resorption following breast lipofilling with volumetric MRI imaging

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patient with past history of breast cancer recruited.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with breast defect post breast surgery and unsatisfied. The first lipofilling procedure delayed for at least 9 months after the completion of radiotherapy. Patient on chemotherapy deferred until at least 6 month of last chemotherapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients are excluded if they experienced local recurrence or distant metastasis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03016663

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University Malaya Medical Centre
Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 59100
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Malaya
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Principal Investigator: Alizan ABDUL KHALIL Department of Surgery University Malaya Medical Centre

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Responsible Party: University of Malaya Identifier: NCT03016663    
Other Study ID Numbers: RP046D-15HTM
First Posted: January 10, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 10, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No