Free Autogenous Pearl Fat Grafts in the Face‐A Preliminary Report of a Rediscovered Technique

  title={Free Autogenous Pearl Fat Grafts in the Face‐A Preliminary Report of a Rediscovered Technique},
  author={Richard G. Ellenbogen},
  journal={Annals of Plastic Surgery},
  • R. Ellenbogen
  • Published 1 March 1986
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Plastic Surgery
Free autogenous fat grafts between 4 and 6 mm (the size of a pearl) have been used successfully to correct pitting acne, nasolabial folds, eyelid depressions, facial atrophy, facial wrinkles, depressed scars, and in chin augmentation. Theoretical measures taken to ensure the maximum amount of survival of donor fat include exogenous vitamin E, treatment with insulin, small size of grafts, and atraumatic antiseptic technique. Numerous supportive clinical, historical, and laboratory references are… 


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