Autologous Fat Transfer for Facial Rejuvenation: A Systematic Review on Technique, Efficacy, and Satisfaction.
- Jan-Willem Groen,
- Todor K Krastev,
- Juliette Hommes,
- Janneke A Wilschut,
- Marco J P F Ritt,
- Rene R J W van der Hulst
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2017 Dec 22;5(12):e1606. Epub 2017 Dec 22.
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Background: Parallel to the steady decline in surgical aesthetic procedures to the face, dermal fillers seem to have gained a more prominent place in facial rejuvenation over the last couple of years. As a dermal, facial filler, autologous fat transfer (AFT) seems to have real potential because of the biocompatibility of adipose tissue besides being a procedure with few and primarily minor complications. This systematic review aims to evaluate the available evidence regarding the safety and effectiveness of AFT for facial rejuvenation. Read More