SAN DIEGO—A panel of experts on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery offered words of wisdom and cautionary tales about treating the aging face in a session at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Triological Society, held in conjunction with the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings.
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The panel touched on the uses of autologous fat grafting, the do’s and don’ts involved in aging face cases, the risks of overzealous and inappropriate filler use, and the challenge in surgery of overcoming a bad result from filler use that has gone awry.
Autologous Fat Transfer
Travis Tollefson, MD, MPH, associate professor and director of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California, Davis, said that use of autologous fat transfer is expanding. This approach can be helpful in areas of the aging face that become a bit smaller due to the loss of natural fat.