The Future of Fat Grafting

Farooq Shahzad, Babak J. Mehrara

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Abstract

Fat grafting has emerged as an important tool in the armamentarium of plastic surgeons. Its applications in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery continue to expand. However, its limitations (such as inconsistent survival) remain problematic. Recent research efforts have focused on tacking these issues with the use of platelet rich plasma, hypoxic preconditioning, hyperbaric oxygen, and the tissue engineering of scaffolds. In the future, as these laboratory discoveries are translated to clinical application, the beneficial uses of fat grafting will continue to increase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S59-S64
JournalAesthetic surgery journal
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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    Shahzad, F., & Mehrara, B. J. (2017). The Future of Fat Grafting. Aesthetic surgery journal, 37(3), S59-S64. https://doi.org/10.1093/asj/sjw273