Fat grafting has been experiencing a second wind, and its popularity in aesthetic and reconstructive procedures is expected to increase exponentially in the coming years. Some technical issues remain, but a new injection tool may help simplify and improve upon the fat grafting process.

LifeCell Corporation is gearing up to market an advanced adipose Tissue Injector from the medical device incubator, TauTona Group in Menlo Park, Calif.

The new injector is a battery-powered, single-use tool that was built to deliver fat at a controlled rate, which reduces the complexity of injections and allows the surgeon to focus on placement. By managing the pressure and flow rates during injection, the adipose Tissue Injector minimizes damage to the injected fat and efficiently delivers the tissue to the injection site.

The injector is the second product in the LifeCell fat grafting portfolio since the launch of the REVOLVE™ Fat Processing System in October 2013.