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Dr Shaqayeq Ramezanzade, Maxillofacial Surgery & Implantology & Biomaterial Research Foundation, Yousef Abad, Mouj Street, Tehran, Iran 1433843183. E-mail: shaqayeq.ramezanzade@gmail.com

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  • Augmentation Rhinoplasty
  • Fat Injection
  • Autologous fat
  • Surgical rhinoplasty

Autologous Fat Injection for Augmentation Rhinoplasty: A Systematic Review.


Journal Title:

Aesthet Surg J Open Forum


Volume 3, Number 2


, Pages ojab010-ojab010

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BACKGROUND: Autologous fat has become more frequently used for nasal volume augmentation and nasal correction. Nasal lipofilling refers to the use of injectable autologous fat grafts for nonsurgical aesthetic corrections. OBJECTIVES: This systematic review aims to assess the satisfaction, complication, and retention rates of fat injection in nasal shape corrections. METHODS: The authors searched PubMed/Medline and Google Scholar up to and including October 2020 with no time and language restrictions for pertinent materials. Two authors conducted a duplicate searching process independently to determine proper materials based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. One author retrieved the following data from the finally included studies based on a predefined checklist worksheet. RESULTS: The included studies report data from a total of 564 patients undergoing nasal fat injection in 12 studies. The mean score in our included materials was 6.08 with a range of 4 to 7 scores. In most of our included materials, no complication was reported for the peri/postsurgical period. Although some papers reported manageable complications such as an insufficient volume or decreased volume by resorption, tip excess and supratip fillness, and mild displacement, more than half of our included materials reported on patient satisfaction with aesthetic results of fat injection. The satisfaction rates were mostly high and ranged from 63% to 100%. CONCLUSIONS: Autologous fat injection is an effective and minimally invasive treatment for nasal aesthetic and contour correction with a high satisfaction rate and low complication rate. Clinical expertise is essential to have a safe injection and to minimize the potential complications. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE 4:

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