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Lipofilling restores facial balance, contours

Cairo — Lipofilling is effective in restoring facial contours and balance in patients with nonsyndromic long-face deformity, results of a recent study suggest.

The study, headed by Ahmed Ali, M.D., department of plastic surgery, Ain Shams University, included 84 female patients with nonsyndromic long-face deformity. Clinicians used lipofilling or structural fat grafting to contour and create well-balanced facial dimensions. Structure lipofilling was performed using the standard Coleman technique. The width of patients’ faces were measured at three transverse dimensions: transzygomatic, transtemporal and transbuccal.

With an average follow-up period of one year, there was an increase in the transverse facial dimensions, with increased width/height facial index. More than 91 percent of the patients were satisfied with the results, the study authors reported.

The study concluded that long-face deformity due to volume deficiency after weight loss can be corrected by lipofilling, which restores the contour with balanced facial dimensions.

The study was published in the June issue of American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.

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