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Journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons 2011;38(2):166-172.
Published online March 1, 2011.
Contouring of Forehead and Temple Area with Auto-Fat Injection.
Jae Hoon Kang, Seung Won Jung, Yong Hae Lee, Kwang Sik Kook
1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Daejeon, Korea. underwood21@hanmail.net
2Kook Kwang Sik Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
PURPOSE
Facial contouring surgery for improving congenital, acquired deformity and senile change were attempt in past. Recently contouring surgery became more interested subject for improving the flat forehead and temple area. Many synthetic materials were used such as Collagen, silicon, polyacrylamide gel as liquid form and Gore-tex, silicon implant, endotine as solid form. But, these synthetic implants associate complications as foreign body reaction, infection, displacement, granuloma formation and absorption. Auto-fat injection are used for disfigurement of many part of body. We did auto-fat injection for facial contouring of forehead and temple region. Auto-fat injection is suitable without foreign body reaction, displacement, and toxic reaction. Also auto-fat is relatively simple to obtain from patient and less expensive and able to repeat surgeries. METHODS: From 2006 to 2009, 150 patients were treated with Auto-fat injection for facial contouring. For follow up, we sent questionnaire to all patients but 110 patients returned answer sheets. The patients consisted of 20 male patients and 90 female patients with an age ranged from 26 to 60, and the mean 43. Fat tissue were injected 6-8cc in forehead, 7-12cc in temple area and fat were harvested from thigh and abdomen.
RESULTS
In follow up, all patients, showed absorption of injected fat varied degree and except two patients all patients underwent secondary fat injection. Complications were minimal and neuropraxia of facial nerve were recovered. Most of the patients were satisfied with result of procedure, and answered that they recommend same procedure to their friends and will do surgery again.
CONCLUSION
Auto-fat injections were implemented for facial contouring in 150 patients and obtained satisfactory result. Auto-fat injection is relatively easy procedure and applicable widely. Even though, by passing time, some of the injected fats are absorbed, auto-fat injection could be choice of treatment for contouring forehead and temple. With accumulations of cases and development of surgical technique, better result could be expected.
Keywords: Fat injection; Contouring; Forehead
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