volume 39, issue 5, P359-363 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.07.004
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Raquel Guijarro-Martínez, Luis Miragall Alba, Mariano Marqués Mateo, Miguel Puche Torres, José Vicente Pascual Gil

Abstract: Facial recontouring with autologous fat transfer restores volumetric defects with high patient satisfaction. The scientific literature offers inconsistent results. The authors did not find clinical differences between centrifuged and non-centrifuged grafts. Volume gain may result from induced fibrosis, inflammation and native adipocyte growth or differentiation. The heightened interest in these procedures should instigate further investigation to refine surgical procedures and improve predictability.