Burn scar lipofilling: immunohistochemical and clinical outcomes

Published on Sep 1, 2013in Journal of Craniofacial Surgery0.953
· DOI :10.1097/SCS.0B013E3182A148B9
Agostino Bruno2
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Giancarlo delli Santi2
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+ 3 AuthorsPaolo Palombo5
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Abstract Over the past years, lipofilling has been used for many pathologies and sequelae; recently, its use has also widened for burn outcomes. A total of 93 burn scars were assessed (from September 2011 to February 2012). Half of scar area was treated through injection of adipose tissue harvested from subcutaneous fat and processed in accordance with the Coleman technique. Biopsy specimens were taken before treatment and at 3 and 6 months after the treatment. Histologic and immunohistochemical evaluations were conducted. In the samples examined, a marked improvement was observed, which can be seen in 3 months, but most of all, documented at 6 months. In addition, from a clinical point of view, an improvement has been documented, both functional and aesthetic. Lipofilling for burn scar complete and improve the results of standard surgical procedures, with long-term care setting and long-acting results.
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