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Autologous fat grafting: long-term evidence of its efficacy in midfacial rejuvenation.
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PMID:  19153289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To provide quantitative objective data demonstrating the longevity and amount of volume augmentation in the midface obtained with autologous fat grafting.
METHODS: A prospective analysis of all patients who underwent autologous fat transfer to the midface region at our private practice and were followed up for at least 1 year. Three-dimensional imaging was performed with a Canfield Scientific Vectra camera and software, with quantitative volume measurements evaluating the amount of postoperative volume change.
RESULTS: Thirty-three patients (66 hemiface-midface regions) were included in the study. The mean follow-up time was 16 months. The mean amount of autologous fat injected into each midface region was 10.1 mL. Overall, the mean absolute volume augmentation measured at their last postoperative visit was 3.3 mL (31.8% take). There was variability between patients in the volume amount and percentage that remained. Touch-up procedures were performed in 8 patients.
CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this study is the first clinical quantification of autologous fat transfer and/or grafting in the literature that provides definitive evidence on the amount as well as the resultant longevity in the midface. Autologous fat transfer to the midface has definite long-term volume augmentation results. On average, approximately 32% of the injected volume remains at 16 months. However, some variability exists in the percentage of volume that remains that may require a touch-up procedure.
Jason D Meier; Robert A Glasgold; Mark J Glasgold
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of facial plastic surgery     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1538-3660     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Facial Plast Surg     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-20     Completed Date:  2009-04-03     Revised Date:  2012-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883500     Medline TA:  Arch Facial Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / transplantation*
Cosmetic Techniques*
Face / surgery*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Middle Aged
Transplantation, Autologous

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