Is buffalo hump fat the perfect filler for facial wasting rehabilitation? Reflection on three cases

Is buffalo hump fat the perfect filler for facial wasting rehabilitation? Reflection on three cases Eur J Plast Surg (2012) 35:553–556 DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0581-2 CASE REPORT Is buffalo hump fat the perfect filler for facial wasting rehabilitation? Reflection on three cases Raffaele Rauso & Giulio Gherardini & Manfredi Greco & Gianpaolo Tartaro Received: 24 January 2011 /Accepted: 31 March 2011 /Published online: 6 May 2011 Springer-Verlag 2011 Introduction the dorso-cervical region (buffalo hump deformity), lower abdomen, and breast (breast enlargement or gynecomastia). The development of effective antiretroviral therapies for the These physical manifestations of the condition can have a treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has significant psychological impact on affected patients, both in drastically changed the management of infected patients [1] serving as a visible reminder of the disease and in association with treatment methods now being similar to those of chronic with the social stigma of HIV infection [4]. disease rather than fatal illness. As rates of opportunistic The use of peripheral hypertrophied fat, harvested with infections and other conditions associated with immunodefi- cannulae, to restore hypotrophic areas, such as the face, ciency are minimized, patients are able to live longer with theoretically seems the best option achievable; however, more fulfilling lives. However, these therapies are not without different results have been reported http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Is buffalo hump fat the perfect filler for facial wasting rehabilitation? Reflection on three cases

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2012 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
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10.1007/s00238-011-0581-2
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  • HIV in the United States at the turn of the century
    Karon, JM; Fleming, PL; Steketee, RW; Cook, KM

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