Allograft tissue is obtained from donors who are screened and tested before being considered for donation per standards put forth by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The tissue is then prepared and sterilized through a proprietary process and is measured against rigorous quality control standards to ensure your safety. Each year in the United States more than two million allografts are transplanted into patients by surgeons.(1)
Although your doctor can use your own fat tissue for surgery, in order to obtain that fat tissue you would have to go through a second surgery involving a liposuction procedure which could involve more pain and recovery. Allografts are a safe and ready to use option which does not require additional surgery.