J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2018 02 2;71(2):171-177. Epub 2017 Nov 2.
Center for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Ocean Clinic Marbella, Av. Ramon y Cajal 7, ES-29601 Marbella, Spain; Department for Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Elfriede Aulhorn Str 5, DE-72076 Tübingen, Germany. Electronic address:
Objective: Recently, water jet-assisted liposuction (WAL) was successfully applied by several other authors to remove fat and induce skin contraction in nonfacial body areas. Extending the range of indications for this new method, the authors of this article report on their first experience with its use in facial contouring, fat harvesting, and hydrodissection of the facial skin flap in rhytidectomy in a case series of 25 patients.
Methods: Twenty-five patients (median age: 56 years) had facelift surgery under sedation, and the WAL technique was used for facial contouring, fat harvesting for facial lipotransfer, and hydrodissection of the facial skin flap. Read More