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Application of microautologous fat transplantation in the correction of sunken upper eyelid.

Lin TM, Lin TY, Chou CK, Lai CS, Lin SD - Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open (2014)

Bottom Line: However, fat grafting has not been thoroughly understood and has not been conclusively standardized to ensure superior clinical results.The therapeutic effects of MAFT and the long-term clinical results of patients with sunken upper eyelids with multiple folds indicated satisfactory outcomes.Based on the results, MAFT offers an alternative option to surgeons for performing fat grafting and provides a more favorable option for the benefit and welfare of patients by reducing the potential complications.

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Affiliation: Charming Institute of Aesthetic and Regenerative Surgery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Department of Plastic Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Department of Surgery, Yuan's General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

ABSTRACT

Background: Although fat grafting has been clinically applied by surgeons in esthetic and reconstructive surgery, it has widely evolved in processes such as harvesting, processing, and placement of fat, using the fat-grafting procedure, which dates back over 100 years. Surgeons frequently use fat grafting to recontour, augment, or fill soft-tissue defects, facial wrinkles, or skin problems such as depressions or scars. However, fat grafting has not been thoroughly understood and has not been conclusively standardized to ensure superior clinical results.

Methods: This study was intended to determine the role of microautologous fat transplantation (MAFT) under evidence-based medicine, particularly in accurate delivery of small fat parcels. The research method involved the conceptualization of MAFT and the development of an innovative surgical instrument for fat placement. Clinically, 168 patients with sunken upper eyelids with multiple folds underwent this procedure.

Results: The major findings suggested that MAFT exhibits promising clinical results and offers a superior guideline for fat placement. Details of the technique and theoretical implications are also discussed.

Conclusions: The therapeutic effects of MAFT and the long-term clinical results of patients with sunken upper eyelids with multiple folds indicated satisfactory outcomes. Based on the results, MAFT offers an alternative option to surgeons for performing fat grafting and provides a more favorable option for the benefit and welfare of patients by reducing the potential complications.

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A, The processed fat after centrifugation was transferred from a 10-mL syringe to a 1-mL Luer Slip syringe through a transducer. B, The fat-filled syringe was loaded into the MAFT-Gun, and the fat was ready for transplantation. C, The predetermined fat volume of each delivery by triggering could be adjusted by switching the dial (“240” stands for each delivered fat parcel by pulling the trigger, which equals 1/240 mL). D, Panoramic view of the MAFT-Gun.
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Figure 1: A, The processed fat after centrifugation was transferred from a 10-mL syringe to a 1-mL Luer Slip syringe through a transducer. B, The fat-filled syringe was loaded into the MAFT-Gun, and the fat was ready for transplantation. C, The predetermined fat volume of each delivery by triggering could be adjusted by switching the dial (“240” stands for each delivered fat parcel by pulling the trigger, which equals 1/240 mL). D, Panoramic view of the MAFT-Gun.

Mentions: The purified fat was carefully transferred into a 1-mL Luer Slip syringe by using a transducer and was prepared for transplantation (Fig. 1A). (See Video 1, Supplemental Digital Content 1, which displays the microautologous fat transplantation for sunken upper eyelids. This video is available in the “Related Videos” section of the full-text article at http://www.PRSGo.com and at http://links.lww.com/PRSGO/A55.


Application of microautologous fat transplantation in the correction of sunken upper eyelid.

Lin TM, Lin TY, Chou CK, Lai CS, Lin SD - Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open (2014)

A, The processed fat after centrifugation was transferred from a 10-mL syringe to a 1-mL Luer Slip syringe through a transducer. B, The fat-filled syringe was loaded into the MAFT-Gun, and the fat was ready for transplantation. C, The predetermined fat volume of each delivery by triggering could be adjusted by switching the dial (“240” stands for each delivered fat parcel by pulling the trigger, which equals 1/240 mL). D, Panoramic view of the MAFT-Gun.
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Figure 1: A, The processed fat after centrifugation was transferred from a 10-mL syringe to a 1-mL Luer Slip syringe through a transducer. B, The fat-filled syringe was loaded into the MAFT-Gun, and the fat was ready for transplantation. C, The predetermined fat volume of each delivery by triggering could be adjusted by switching the dial (“240” stands for each delivered fat parcel by pulling the trigger, which equals 1/240 mL). D, Panoramic view of the MAFT-Gun.
Mentions: The purified fat was carefully transferred into a 1-mL Luer Slip syringe by using a transducer and was prepared for transplantation (Fig. 1A). (See Video 1, Supplemental Digital Content 1, which displays the microautologous fat transplantation for sunken upper eyelids. This video is available in the “Related Videos” section of the full-text article at http://www.PRSGo.com and at http://links.lww.com/PRSGO/A55.

Bottom Line: However, fat grafting has not been thoroughly understood and has not been conclusively standardized to ensure superior clinical results.The therapeutic effects of MAFT and the long-term clinical results of patients with sunken upper eyelids with multiple folds indicated satisfactory outcomes.Based on the results, MAFT offers an alternative option to surgeons for performing fat grafting and provides a more favorable option for the benefit and welfare of patients by reducing the potential complications.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Charming Institute of Aesthetic and Regenerative Surgery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Department of Plastic Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Department of Surgery, Yuan's General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

ABSTRACT

Background: Although fat grafting has been clinically applied by surgeons in esthetic and reconstructive surgery, it has widely evolved in processes such as harvesting, processing, and placement of fat, using the fat-grafting procedure, which dates back over 100 years. Surgeons frequently use fat grafting to recontour, augment, or fill soft-tissue defects, facial wrinkles, or skin problems such as depressions or scars. However, fat grafting has not been thoroughly understood and has not been conclusively standardized to ensure superior clinical results.

Methods: This study was intended to determine the role of microautologous fat transplantation (MAFT) under evidence-based medicine, particularly in accurate delivery of small fat parcels. The research method involved the conceptualization of MAFT and the development of an innovative surgical instrument for fat placement. Clinically, 168 patients with sunken upper eyelids with multiple folds underwent this procedure.

Results: The major findings suggested that MAFT exhibits promising clinical results and offers a superior guideline for fat placement. Details of the technique and theoretical implications are also discussed.

Conclusions: The therapeutic effects of MAFT and the long-term clinical results of patients with sunken upper eyelids with multiple folds indicated satisfactory outcomes. Based on the results, MAFT offers an alternative option to surgeons for performing fat grafting and provides a more favorable option for the benefit and welfare of patients by reducing the potential complications.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus