volume 40, issue 8, P665-667 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.11.002
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Fred Podmelle, Hans Robert Metelmann, Peter Waite

Abstract: A patient with a history of an extended unilateral hemifacial cleft desired the restoration of the buccal fat on the hollow cheeked side and also wished to reduce an abdominal bulge at the same time. The amount of tissue volume needed exceeded the possibilities of free autologous fat grafting, lipofilling and allogenic implants. Therefore a free fat flap with microvascular anastomoses harvested as part of a minimal invasive abdominoplastic procedure using an incision well hidden within the bikini zone was the …

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