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Plastic Surgery International
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 703535, 6 pages
Clinical Study

The Versatility of Autologous Fat Transplantation in Correction of Facial Deformities: A Single-Center Experience

Plastic Surgical Research Unit, Department of Plastic Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark

Received 20 December 2014; Revised 19 February 2015; Accepted 19 February 2015

Academic Editor: Francesco Carinci

Copyright © 2015 Niels Hammer-Hansen 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.


Deformities in the craniofacial region are of great social and functional importance. Several surgical techniques have been used to treat such pathologies often with high morbidity and lacking the ability to address smaller contour defects. The minimally invasive technique of fat transplantation has evolved rapidly within the last few decades. The objective of this paper is to present the versatility and applicability of fat transplantation in a wide range of contour deformities in the craniofacial region. We share our experiences in treating 13 patients with autoimmune disorders, congenital malformations, and acquired defects. Future perspectives of fat transplantation in the field of craniofacial reconstruction are discussed.