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ITALIAN JOURNAL OF MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
A Journal on Maxillofacial Surgery
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
Italian Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery 2011 December;22(3):201-4
Correction of facial asymmetry and recontouring with lipostructure: case report
Pagnoni M., Bartoli D., Egidi S., Ascenzi P., Capriotti M., Iannetti G.
Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Policlinico Umberto I, “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Fat grafting is popular in reconstructive surgery as a primary procedure and as an adjunct to other procedures. Grafted fat is autologous and completely biocompatible, readily available, inexpensive, naturally integrated into the host tissues, can be harvested easily and repeatedly. The authors present the case of a female patient who underwent lipostructure, after orthognathic surgery. Lipostructuring was performed in accordance with the technique proposed by Coleman, during which the fat harvested from the periumbilical area, abdomen, buttocks, and lateral thighs. Recently lipofilling’s indications have extended to larger deficiencies and for the correction of facial asymmetries.