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The Role of Fat Grafting in the Treatment of Keloid Scars and Venous Ulcers

Williams, Eva A., MS; Thaller, Seth R., MD, DMD

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 2019 - Volume 30 - Issue 3 - p 696–697
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000005208
Original Articles

Autologous fat grafting is an increasingly popular practice in the field of plastic surgery. Since the 1980s, it has become one of the most commonly performed procedures by plastic surgeons. Fat grafting has applications in a variety of clinical scenarios, ranging from breast reconstruction to facial volume loss. Recently, the benefit of fat grafting has been employed in wound healing and the treatment of troublesome scars. In this article, we describe the role of fat grafting in the treatment of keloid scars and venous ulcers.

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Eva A. Williams, MS, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Clinical Research Building, 1120 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136; E-mail:

Received 25 August, 2018

Accepted 22 November, 2018

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2019 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.