Fat Grafting for Burn, Traumatic, and Surgical Scars

Rafi Fredman, Adam J. Katz, Charles Scott Hultman

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Abstract

Fat grafting provides a reliable modality with expanding usefulness in reconstructive plastic surgery. Owing to its mechanical and theorized regenerative properties, adipose tissue can improve scar qualities and scar related symptoms when grafted adjacent to or within a scar. In this article, the literature describing the effect of fat grafting on various types of scars, current scientific understanding of fat grafting for scars, and our current approach to the management of problematic burn scars are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)781-791
Number of pages11
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Burn reconstruction
  • Fat grafting
  • Scar management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Fat Grafting for Burn, Traumatic, and Surgical Scars. / Fredman, Rafi; Katz, Adam J.; Hultman, Charles Scott.

In: Clinics in Plastic Surgery, Vol. 44, No. 4, 01.10.2017, p. 781-791.

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Fredman, Rafi ; Katz, Adam J. ; Hultman, Charles Scott. / Fat Grafting for Burn, Traumatic, and Surgical Scars. In: Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2017 ; Vol. 44, No. 4. pp. 781-791.
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