Journal article

Autologous Fat Grafting Current State of the Art and Critical Review

Richard J Ross, Ramin Shayan, Keith L Mutimer, Mark W Ashton

Annals of Plastic Surgery | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Despite the widespread use of autologous fat grafting in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, volume retention remains a significant problem. We aimed to critically appraise the current body of literature in fat grafting to provide a framework to guide application and comparison. METHOD: Search of scientific databases and gray literature was conducted. Articles examining nonadipogenic applications of adipose tissue and those specific to breast reconstruction were excluded. RESULTS: One hundred three articles were included. These fell under the headings of donor site, effect of infiltration solution, harvest method, effect of centrifugation, reinjection method, supplementatio..

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