General Registry of Autologous Fat Transfer (GRAFT)

Project Title: General Registry of Autologous Fat Transfer (GRAFT)

Principal Investigators: Babak Mehrara, MD and J. Peter Rubin, MD

Clinical Coordinating Center: The Plastic Surgery Foundation

Project Description: The objective of this quality improvement initiative is to establish the first US-based, Nation-Wide Registry of fat grafting for aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. The GRAFT Registry is a central web-accessible national database in which participating clinical centers contribute fat grafting cases performed for aesthetic or reconstructive breast surgery. Patient demographics, procedural variables, complications, and incidence of new or recurrent breast cancers are being collected at established time points. In addition, the GRAFT uses the BREAST-Q®, another PSF-sponsored project, to determine the impact of these procedures on patient reported outcomes and quality of life. Data from GRAFT will be used for the purpose of providing insight into the safety of these procedures and to establish best practice guidelines that will have broad impact on the plastic surgery community.

Status: GRAFT is currently collecting data from core sites. Data collection is expected to be open to all ASPS members in early 2015.