Orthognathic Surgery with Simultaneous Autologous Fat Transfer for Correction of Facial Asymmetry

Yu Ching Wang, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Betty Chien Jung Pai, Hui Ling Chen, Yueh Tse Lee, Yen Chang Hsiao, Chun Shin Chang, Yu Fang Liao, Philip Kuo Ting Chen, Yu Ray Chen

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Abstract

Background: Most patients treated with orthognathic surgery for facial asymmetry would value improvement in residual soft-Tissue asymmetry. Autologous fat transfer is widely used to augment facial soft tissue. The authors assessed the effect of combining orthognathic surgery with autologous fat transfer for treating patients with facial asymmetry. Methods: In this retrospective study, 15 consecutive adults underwent combined orthognathic surgery and autologous fat transfer between January of 2013 and December of 2015. Lower facial profile symmetry was assessed using postoperative standard frontal photographs. Results: Lower facial symmetry was much improved by combining orthognathic surgery and autologous fat injection. Conclusion: The combined use of orthognathic surgery and autologous fat transfer is a promising technique for improving facial symmetry in patients with facial asymmetry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-700
Number of pages8
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume139
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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    Wang, Y. C., Wallace, C. G., Pai, B. C. J., Chen, H. L., Lee, Y. T., Hsiao, Y. C., Chang, C. S., Liao, Y. F., Chen, P. K. T., & Chen, Y. R. (2017). Orthognathic Surgery with Simultaneous Autologous Fat Transfer for Correction of Facial Asymmetry. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 139(3), 693-700. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000003113