An Overview of Principles and New Techniques for Facial Fat Grafting

Shaoheng Xiong, Chenggang Yi, Lee L.Q. Pu

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Facial fat grafting is a small-volume procedure and is primarily performed for facial rejuvenation, contouring, or regenerative surgery. The unsatisfying retention rate after fat grafting, however, led to unpredictable outcomes, subsequent multiple procedures, and even some complications. A variety of methods have been proposed to enhance the results of facial fat grafting, including several established surgical principles and many possible new techniques. Adding stem cells, fat preparations, and platelet concentrates may improve the survival after fat grafting but randomized controlled clinical studies are needed to determine their safety and efficacy as well as clinical indications for each technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019


  • Coleman technique
  • Facial fat grafting
  • Nanofat/SVF-gel
  • Platelet concentrates
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Surgical principle
  • Surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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