Autologous Fat Transplat (AFT) according to Coleman tachnique is an effective option for surgical treatment of HIV-related facial lipoatrophy; nevertheless, both patients and surgeons are often concerned about durability of this procedure in the fear of early fat reabsorption in the recipient area. The purpose of this study was to evaluate effectiveness and log-term durability of AFT with a 104 - week follow up in patients who were treated with single surgical procedure and in those who needed lipofilling reintervention or aesthetic correction with subcutaneous filler.
Effectiveness and long-term durability of autologous fat transplant for HIV-related face lipoatrophy / Orlando, Gabriella; Guaraldi, Giovanni; Squillace, N; De Fazio, D; Rottino, A; Bonucci, P; Padalino, E; Grisotti, A; Nardini, Giulia; Beghetto, Barbara; Esposito, R.. - In: ANTIVIRAL THERAPY. - ISSN 1359-6535. - STAMPA. - 12:(2007), pp. L35-L36. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 9th International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and lipodystrophy in HIV tenutosi a Sidney, Australia nel 19-21 Jul 2007.