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The versatility of autologous fat transplantation in correction of facial deformities: a single-center experience.

Hammer-Hansen N, Akram J, Damsgaard TE - Plast Surg Int (2015)

Bottom Line: Deformities in the craniofacial region are of great social and functional importance.Several surgical techniques have been used to treat such pathologies often with high morbidity and lacking the ability to address smaller contour defects.Future perspectives of fat transplantation in the field of craniofacial reconstruction are discussed.

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Affiliation: Plastic Surgical Research Unit, Department of Plastic Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark.

ABSTRACT
Deformities in the craniofacial region are of great social and functional importance. Several surgical techniques have been used to treat such pathologies often with high morbidity and lacking the ability to address smaller contour defects. The minimally invasive technique of fat transplantation has evolved rapidly within the last few decades. The objective of this paper is to present the versatility and applicability of fat transplantation in a wide range of contour deformities in the craniofacial region. We share our experiences in treating 13 patients with autoimmune disorders, congenital malformations, and acquired defects. Future perspectives of fat transplantation in the field of craniofacial reconstruction are discussed.

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(a) Before fat transplantation contour defect on the right frontal region in the location of the black arrow. (b) Three months after one fat transplantation with a decreased contour defect on the right frontal region of the head in the location of the black arrow.
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fig3: (a) Before fat transplantation contour defect on the right frontal region in the location of the black arrow. (b) Three months after one fat transplantation with a decreased contour defect on the right frontal region of the head in the location of the black arrow.

Mentions: We treated a 21-year-old patient with neurofibromatosis Recklinghausen with autologous fat transplantation into a cranial contour deformity of the right temporal region (Figures 3(a) and 3(b)). The elasticity of the overlying skin allowed the transplantation of a large amount, 31 mL of fat, which had a lasting effect; further treatments were therefore not indicated.


The versatility of autologous fat transplantation in correction of facial deformities: a single-center experience.

Hammer-Hansen N, Akram J, Damsgaard TE - Plast Surg Int (2015)

(a) Before fat transplantation contour defect on the right frontal region in the location of the black arrow. (b) Three months after one fat transplantation with a decreased contour defect on the right frontal region of the head in the location of the black arrow.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig3: (a) Before fat transplantation contour defect on the right frontal region in the location of the black arrow. (b) Three months after one fat transplantation with a decreased contour defect on the right frontal region of the head in the location of the black arrow.
Mentions: We treated a 21-year-old patient with neurofibromatosis Recklinghausen with autologous fat transplantation into a cranial contour deformity of the right temporal region (Figures 3(a) and 3(b)). The elasticity of the overlying skin allowed the transplantation of a large amount, 31 mL of fat, which had a lasting effect; further treatments were therefore not indicated.

Bottom Line: Deformities in the craniofacial region are of great social and functional importance.Several surgical techniques have been used to treat such pathologies often with high morbidity and lacking the ability to address smaller contour defects.Future perspectives of fat transplantation in the field of craniofacial reconstruction are discussed.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Plastic Surgical Research Unit, Department of Plastic Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark.

ABSTRACT
Deformities in the craniofacial region are of great social and functional importance. Several surgical techniques have been used to treat such pathologies often with high morbidity and lacking the ability to address smaller contour defects. The minimally invasive technique of fat transplantation has evolved rapidly within the last few decades. The objective of this paper is to present the versatility and applicability of fat transplantation in a wide range of contour deformities in the craniofacial region. We share our experiences in treating 13 patients with autoimmune disorders, congenital malformations, and acquired defects. Future perspectives of fat transplantation in the field of craniofacial reconstruction are discussed.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus