Biomaterials derived from human adipose extracellular matrix have shown promise in vitro and in animal studies as an off-the-shelf adipogenic matrix for sustained volume replacement. Herein, we report the results of a randomized prospective study conducted with allograft adipose matrix (AAM) grafted into the pannus of presurgical abdominoplasty patients 3 or 6 months before scheduled surgery. This is the first report of a longitudinal histologic analysis of AAM in clinical use. Methods: Ten heal...
Craniofacial deformities represent a great challenge for the patient and the plastic surgeon. Fat grafting has allowed a shift in paradigm for craniofacial reconstruction by providing a less invasive and safer alternative than traditional reconstructive options. Increasing evidence supports its use with optimal results. This article examines the evidence and practical aspects involved in the decision making and technique of fat grafting to treat secondary craniofacial deformities.
Background:Scleroderma is a chronic connective tissue disease that results in fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. Although internal organ involvement corresponds with poor prognosis, systemic agents are effective at improving the effects of scleroderma on internal organs. In contrast, skin man
Background The obese population has a higher incidence of mood disorders compared to individuals with normal body mass index (BMI). A better understanding of the unique psychosocial challenges faced by this patient population will allow physicians to better optimize patient psychosocial support systems perioperatively, as well as help the patient to maintain appropriate expectations.