CONTINUOUS RUNNING SUTURING VERSUS SUBCUTICULAR SUTURING TECHNIQUES IN UPPER BLEPHAROPLASTY
Keywords:Facial graft, Fat graf
Autologous fat grafting widely used in plastic surgery not just for filling the defect, but also for improvement of Scars, this effect of autologous fat may originate from variable contents of adult stem cells and varieties of growth factors in the Lipo - aspirate.
To show the effect of autologous fat grafting on improvement of facial scar.
Patients and Methods
Twenty patients with thirty two facial scars, submitted to be treated by autologous fat injection, between April of 2015 - March of 2016 in plastic surgery department and burn Center Hospital in Sulaimani. Preoperative and postoperative follow up include use of patients and observers Scar assessment scale (POSAS) and Photo documentation in first, third and sixth months.
During sixth months of follow up, refinement of scar achieved in all cases, with satisfaction of both patients and observers and all scores of POSAS was significantly improved, for instance; pliability (p<0.001) and stiffness (p<0.001), itching (p<0.008) and so on.
Autologous fat graft is not foreign material, easily achieved; its procedure is minimally invasive. It is very good way to improve scars of face, mainly burn scar. Bigger sample and more follow up time are necessary to delineate the exact effective of autologous fat graft injection on scar.
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