General Registry of Autologous Fat Transfer (GRAFT) Project

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

Participating Sites: This registry is open to all Board Certified Plastic Surgeons

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 will be a central web-accessible national database in which participating clinical centers will contribute fat grafting cases performed for aesthetic or reconstructive breast surgery. Patient demographics, procedural variables, complications, and incidence of new or recurrent breast cancers will be collected at established time points. In addition, the GRAFT Registry will use the BREAST-Q®, another PSF-sponsored project, to determine the impact of these procedures on patient reported outcomes and quality of life. GRAFT will collect data 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: Site enrollment to begin in Fall 2013