Facial defect augmentation with a dermal-fat graft

Kenneth K. Kempf, Alan E. Seyfer

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The augmentation of facial soft-tissue defects can pose a difficult problem for the surgeon. Bone tends to resorb, giving unpredictable results, and alloplastic materials are firm to the touch and can migrate in the tissues. The dermal-fat graft provides a soft, natural-appearing augmentation. In the case reported here a 2-year follow-up shows excellent results obtained with the use of a dermal-fat graft to augment a soft-tissue defect over the mandible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-343
Number of pages4
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)


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