Implants vs. Fat Grafting for Correction of Lower Face Mon, Sep 23 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Fat grafting has become an integral part of facelifting techniques. A wide variety of methods have been suggested to minimize the untoward effect of volume loss. However, no method appears to be fail safe.

Facial implants have taken a back door to fat transfer techniques but offer consistency and reliability in volume maintenance and surgical correction in many instances. Additionally, since a simultaneous facelift is being performed, the need for anesthesia is already present. Why are they used so infrequently?

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the placement of facial implants at the time of facelifting;
  2. Describe the means of fat grafting to minimize resorption;
  3. Describe complications of both techniques.

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.