Microliposuction and Autologous Fat Transplantation for Aesthetic Enhancement of the Face

Dermatologic Surgery

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1990 Abstract

Asken S.


Microliposuction and autologous fat transplantation for aesthetic enhancement of
the aging face.
J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1990 Oct;16(10):965-72.

Comment in:
J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1991 Nov;17(11):914-5.

Cosmetic Surgery Center of Connecticut, Westport 06880.

The accumulation of subcutaneous fat that occurs with age in certain areas of
the face, ie, heavy melolabial folds, prominent jowl formation, and accumulation
of fat under the chin, can make a person look older than he or she is. Removal
of fat from these areas by microliposuction can enhance and rejuvenate the aging
face. Similarly, fat loss in certain facial areas due to aging can result in
hollow cheeks and deep grooves in the face. Its replacement through autologous
fat transplantation can also rejuvenate the aging face, giving it a less
angular, more rounded appearance.

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