Volumetric estimation of autologous fat for augmentation of contour defects of face

  title={Volumetric estimation of autologous fat for augmentation of contour defects of face},
  author={Shilpi Bhadani and Sujata Sarabahi and Savita Arora and Vinay Kumar Tiwari and Anmol Chugh},
  journal={Journal of Surgical Dermatology},
Autologous fat transfer for correcting contour defects of face has gained wide popularity in aesthetic surgery. However, quantification of fat requirement and its survival is still a fertile area for research to improve the predictability of volume retention of injected fat. There have been no detailed studies of the calculation for the amount of fat to be injected and percentage of fat retained. The objective of this study was to quantify the amount of fat required for correcting a facial… 

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