Could Alloderm Sheets Be Placed to Improve Central Neck Deformity After Defatted Neck?
- Asked by Cari in Canada in Canada
- 3 years ago
I had microliposuction to my neck & submental areas & ended up with a totally defatted neck. I am 9 weeks post lowerface/neck lift with corset platysmoplasty. I look much improved, but have a small deformity from the lack of fat. I realize these are early days, but could these sheets be surgically placed to reduce the harshness of the neck?
AlloDerm for neck deformity
AlloDerm may work but is costly and may not last a long time. A fat injection may be less expensive and will replace the fat that is missing.
Alloderm for Neck Deformity
Thank you for the question.
It is possible that Alloderm could be used to manage your soft-tissue deformity but as my colleague was suggesting, it is possible you may experience total resorption of the product leaving you with a persistent deformity. Fat transfer stands to give you the best chance of correction in the long run.
Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Alloderm can work but may not be long term result
Recent AlloDerm Reviews
No No No on AlloDerm for this Issue
First of all you probably had an over resection of fat done directly through the chin incision. You are only 9 weeks post op and it sounds like its a small area. Micro fat injection would be my correction of choice. I also am a fan of centrifuged fat and using the concentrated lowest 2 cc's per syringe for its Stem Cell rich portion of the fat graft. AlloDerm would have to be either rolled up or sliced and reactions such as fibrosis to the AlloDerm graft may exacerbate your problem. Stick to the concept of replacing like tissue for like tissue. The correction is an office procedure and your surgeon more than likely possesses the corrective skill set.
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