Top Articles

Fat Injections for Hand Rejuvenation – A Clinical Study

Despite great improvements made in the aging face and neck, the hands of the older female are often a giveaway for her age. The dorsal surface the hand undergoes a variety of aging changes at both the skin and deeper levels including fine wrinkling, loose skin, brown spots, and visible veins and extensor tendons. Hand Read More…

Subcision and Injection Fat Grafting for Cutis Verticis Gyrata

One of the most unusual scalp conditions is that of cutis verticis gyrata. (CVG) In this scalp condition, which is associated with an overall thickening of the scalp, linear indentations develop in a sagittal direction across the top of the scalp. Depending on the extent of the involvement a few scalp creases develop to as Read More…

Treatment of the Tight Labiomental Fold with Dermal-Fat Grafting

The labiomental fold is a transverse indentation that makes a separation between the upper lip and chin. Its depth differs amongst people in which it can be quite shallow or very deep partially influenced by the development of the lower jaw and the upper and lower incisor tooth relationship. Three muscles help create the fold Read More…

Comparing Injectable Filler Options in HIV-Associated Facial Lipoatrophy

Facial lipoatrophy is a well known aesthetic complication from the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus conditions with retroviral medications. While the drugs used to to treat this medical condition have improved and nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors are being used less frequently, this every visible facial deformity still occurs in some patients even if the medications are Read More…

Fat Injections, Stem Cells and Injectable Scar Therapies

  Fat injections have become the modern day equivalent in plastic surgery of the ‘magic bullet’. Like antibiotics over 75 years ago (although not quite that dramatic) fat injections have become widely used for a variety of problems in plastic surgery from treating radiation-damaged tissues to cosmetic augmentations of the face and body. Clinical successes Read More…

Fat Processing Methods for Injectable Facial Fat Grafting

Fat grafting to the face has become an accepted and popular soft tissue augmentation method. Most of this fat grafting is done by injection given its versatility and ability to be done just anywhere on the face. By harvesting the fat by liposuction from a body site, it is processed and then injected. Given the Read More…

The History of Fat Grafting in World War 1 Facial Reconstructions

It has been said that many techniques used in plastic surgery, both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, have their origin in war. The need to develop methods to treat devastating injuries of the face and body serves as the basis for innovation. This is best known in the development of many plastic surgery procedures of the Read More…

Top Articles