Facial plast Surg 2010; 26(5): 362-368
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1265018
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Lipotransfer in the Upper Third of the Face

Timothy J. Minton1 , 2 , Edwin F. Williams1 , 2
  • 1Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Williams Center Plastic Surgery, Latham, New York
  • 2Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York
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17 September 2010 (online)


Autologous lipotransfer provides an effective means of volume restoration for facial rejuvenation. The upper one-third of the face falls victim to age-related volume depletion and can be a target for fat transfer. This article describes the senior author's technique of fat transfer in some of the specific anatomic subunits of the upper face.