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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 720518, 3 pages
Case Report

A Case of Facial Lipoatrophy Secondary to Lupus Profundus Managed with Lipofilling Technique

U.O. di Chirurgia Plastica e Ricostruttiva, Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy

Received 27 September 2012; Accepted 12 November 2012

Academic Editors: S. A. Cuevas-Covarrubias, M. Jinnin, J. A. Tschen, and S. Uzun

Copyright © 2012 Luigi Valdatta et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Facial lipoatrophy is one of the most difficult complication in the patients with lupus profundus. In this paper, we present a case of a 55-year-old woman affected by lupus profundus, with a grade V lipoatrophy, treated with lipofilling technique. No complications were observed and results at 12 months were stable, natural, and symmetric.