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Treatment of depressed scars with a dissecting cannula and an autologous fat graft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10541853     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Contemporary options for the improvement of depressed scars include scar revision with an elliptical excision, z-plasty, w-plasty, and geometric broken-line closure. Dermabrasion and laser treatment has been used to obtain a uniform skin surface. When scars are hypertrophic, intralesional steroids and silicone pressure therapy may be useful. Occasionally, scars may be adherent to the underlying fascia. The resulting depression along the length of the scar worsens the aesthetic deformity. Fat injection is an established method for treating depressions and contour deformities. We report encouraging results with the use of this fat injection technique into a pocket made with a sharp cannula in treating 30 patients with postsurgical scars that were depressed and adherent to the underlying fascia. This technique is a useful addition to the surgeon's resources when treating scars.
J de Benito; I Fernández; V Nanda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aesthetic plastic surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0364-216X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Publication Date:    1999 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-30     Completed Date:  1999-11-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701756     Medline TA:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centro Médico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / transplantation*
Cicatrix / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged

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