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Improving Fat Grafting Outcomes in Linear Scleroderma

  Linear scleroderma is a well recognized craniofacial deformity that involves the atrophy of tissues along the distribution of the trigeminal nerve in many cases. This unusual disease process is not understood but treatment focuses on restoration of lost tissue volume. Today injectable fat grafting is a mainstay of its treatment. While the survival of Read More…

OR Snapshots – The Ultimate Buttock Makeover

  Aesthetic buttock surgery has evolved over the past four decades into a  wide variety of reshaping procedures available today. Historically only excisional procedures for removing excess tissue at the top or bottom of the buttocks existed. Implants became available in the 1990s but they remained used in the U.S by only a handful of Read More…

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. 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 Read More…

Facial Fat Grafting and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

  Fat grafting is the primary surgical technique to soft tissue augmentation of the face. The addition of fat cells has the potential to add retained volume while the presence of adipose-derived stem cells offers the opportunity for tissue regeneration. Such tissue regenerative effects may be able to be seen in the overlying skin with 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 Read More…

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