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.