UVA Health System seeks men and women with dipleasin scars for research study.
A Phase I/II Study of Autologous Fat Transfer for Scar Prevention and Remodeling
Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery
Drake David, B
The purpose of this study is to use a procedure in which tissue (adipose or fat) taken from other parts of your body is transplanted into your wound to see if it will improve the quality and appearance of the scar from your wound. This procedure is called autologous fat transfer (AFT). If you have one or more displeasing scars on your body, or have a wound that is anticipated to heal with a displeasing scar then you may qualify for the study. The study involves an outpatient surgery procedure that will include anesthesia that puts you to sleep. You will have 2 treatment sites identified for AFT in this study. Both treatment sites will be similar in size and location on your body. One of these sites will be treated using the AFT procedure the other will be treated using a fake procedure (placebo procedure). You will need to be seen in the clinic 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after your AFT procedure to assess the scar. Contact Information: Catherine Ratliff 434-982-2922 Primary Investigator: David Drake, MD IRB-HSR number 14678
Healthy Subjects - Outpatient