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Forehead biconvexity enhancement with fat grafting

  • Mohammadhossein Hesamirostami
  • Ali ModarressiEmail author
  • Amir Lebaschi
  • Abbas Kazemi Ashtiani
Original Paper

Abstract

Background

Frontal biconvexity is a key criterion for an attractive forehead. Fat injection as an effective, safe and reliable method for soft tissue augmentation could be used to enhance forehead contour. We report our experience with combined platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and fat grafting to create or restore frontal biconvexity and to reduce wrinkles.

Methods

Fifty-seven females and 4 males (mean age, 40.2 years) underwent the combined PRP and fat injection. Fat mixed with PRP on the ratio of 5:1 was injected in small aliquots in the space between the dermis and underlying frontalis muscle. Patient satisfaction with the cosmetic result was evaluated by a questionnaire using pre- and postoperative photos and a four-point grading scale.

Results

All patients who underwent three injection sessions (n = 5) evaluated the esthetic result as excellent. In patients who had two injection sessions (n = 36), 36% evaluated the result as excellent, 50% as good, and the remaining 5 as moderate. In patients who had a single injection session (n = 15), 27% evaluated the result as excellent, 40% as good, and the remaining 5 as moderate. Concerning frontal wrinkles, 25 of 34 (73.5%) patients reported good improvement and the remaining 9 (26.5%) reported moderate improvement.

Conclusion

Fat injection combined with PRP should be considered as an effective tool to improve forehead biconvexity.

Level of evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study.

Keywords

Lipofilling Forehead PRP Fat grafting 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Funding

The authors received no financial support for the research, authorship, and publication of this article.

Conflict of Interest

Mohammadhossein Hesamirostami, Ali Modarressi Amir Lebaschi, Abbas Kazemi, and Ashtiani declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This study has been approved by local institutional board review.

Informed consent

All patients recognizable in pictures and figures have signed informed consent for publication of this article.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic SurgeryMazandaran University of Medical SciencesSariIran
  2. 2.Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic SurgeryUniversity Hospitals of Geneva, University of GenevaGeneva 14Switzerland
  3. 3.Scott Rodeo Lab for Soft Tissue ResearchHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic SurgeryIran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS)TehranIran

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