Kimberly J Butterwick

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BACKGROUND Facial lipoatrophy has been observed to occur in a variety of patient populations, with inherited or acquired disease, or even in aging patients as a natural progression of tissue change over time. There is currently no framework from which physicians of all medical specialties can communally discuss the manifestations, diagnoses, and management(More)
BACKGROUND Fat augmentation has long been utilized by cosmetic surgeons for volume restoration of the face and hands. However, it is not clear which methods of fat preparation optimize survival and aesthetic results. The need for centrifugation of the fat prior to augmentation has been debated in the literature. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term(More)
Currently a diverse range of injectable agents are used for noninvasive facial enhancement. Injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic polymer that is approved for correction of HIV-related facial lipoatrophy in Europe, Canada, and the United States. PLLA is also approved in several countries for cosmetic purposes, and(More)
BACKGROUND Poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) is an effective treatment for patients seeking to correct volume loss due to aging. Although the Food and Drug Administration has approved PLLA for use in people with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), it is well-suited for patients seeking cosmetic treatment. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and incidence of(More)
Fat augmentation is safe, relatively inexpensive, and readily available. Now that cosmetic surgeons are recognizing that facial aging is not simply due to gravity but also to atrophy of tissues, the use of fat for volume restoration is becoming even more popular. Newer techniques of Lipostructure, facial fat rebalancing, and fat autograft muscle injection(More)
This article reviews aging of the hand and the treatment options for cosmetic rejuvenation. Options available for cutaneous rejuvenation include microdermabrasion, chemical peeling, intense light sources, and laser therapy, including pigment lasers, ablative resurfacing, and noninvasive rejuvenation. Protuberant veins of the aging hand can be treated(More)
Acne rosacea is a multifactorial, somewhat mercurial disorder that can be a challenge to control with standard pharmacologic agents. Laser and light sources have been increasingly utilized, particularly for control of the generalized erythema, flushing, and telangiectasia of rosacea. This paper will review the clinical studies presented in the literature(More)
BACKGROUND Autologous fat in both fresh and frozen forms has been used for many years as a filler for various dermatologic conditions. However, it is not clear whether fat that has been frozen survives as well as, and gives aesthetic results similar to, fresh fat. The efficacy of frozen fat has been debated in the literature. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Tumescent anesthesia for liposuction with dilute lidocaine has been well documented to result in peak serum levels 4-14 hours after infiltration. Pharmacokinetic studies have shown that the rate of lidocaine absorption is related not only to dilution, but also to the speed of subcutaneous infiltration. Early studies with a more concentrated(More)
BACKGROUND Restoration of depleted facial volume is becoming increasingly recognized by cosmetic surgeons as a necessary component of facial rejuvenation. Autologous fat has been used for years, but asymmetry and transient duration have been problematic. OBJECTIVE To describe a new procedure called fat autograft muscle injection (FAMI), which is designed(More)