3-D Imaging Assessment of Scar Formation and Would Healing in Fat Grafted vs Non-Fat Grafted Facial Reconstruction Wound Sites


Autologous Fat Grafting | Scar Formation

What is the purpose of this trial?

The purpose of this study is to assess scar-formation and wound healing following the use of autologous fat grafting in facial reconstruction patients. Patients who have undergone facial reconstruction in the last 3 months will be randomized into two groups, one receiving fat grafting and one not receiving any intervention. These patients will continue to follow-up in our clinic for one year, with 3-D images taken at each follow-up visit to assess scar formation and wound healing. Assessment of the scar will be undertaken by both healthcare personnel as well as general lay public. We hypothesize that patients undergoing fat grafting to the wound site will achieve a more aesthetically appealing result, with less scarring and improved wound healing as judged by both the general public and healthcare professionals.

Participation Guidelines

18 Years and older

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Yale University School of Medicine
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