Hair as a filler material for reconstructive or cosmetic surgery.

@article{Kaakedjian1997HairAA,
  title={Hair as a filler material for reconstructive or cosmetic surgery.},
  author={G Kaakedjian and Peter R. Taylor},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={
          443-7
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible use of hair as a filler material for reconstructive or cosmetic surgery. Many implant materials tested so far have proved to be of limited usefulness due to a lack of staying power or to fears of a host immune response, among other problems. In this study, pellets of rat hair were placed subcutaneously or beneath the pectoral muscle of Lewis rats (10 rats per group). A thin vascularized fibrous pouch containing inflammatory cells had… CONTINUE READING
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