Autologous Fat Transplantation: Micro and Macro Techniques

  title={Autologous Fat Transplantation: Micro and Macro Techniques},
  author={Saul Asken},
  journal={The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery},
  pages={111 - 121}
  • S. Asken
  • Published 1 June 1987
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
Autologous fat transplantation has been performed for almost a century. Only recently, however, has the fat removed by suction been used for correcting certain skin defects as well as for cosmetic enhancement. This paper presents the clinical indications for such a procedure as well as different methods of harvesting the fat intended for transplantation. New techniques and instrumentation intended to facilitate the extraction and injection of fat and make it as atraumatic as possible are… 
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