2010, pp 147-151
Date: 02 Sep 2009

Fat Transfer to the Glabella and Forehead

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Abstract

Autologous fat is a compatible filler but anatomic and histologic factors should be respected when injected into the facial regions. Most alloplastic materials partially dissolve or are absorbed within the aggressive milieu of the body. They lead to prolonged foreign body reaction and this “bland process” is the space filler. Biogenetic implants feel more natural and the space is filled by the material itself but there is regression of the material and foreign body reaction as well. The forehead, with the glabella lines and the movement of the eyebrows, is the most important framework for the eyes and the expression of the face. The technique of fat transfer to this area is described in this chapter.