Early fat grafting for augmentation of orbitozygomatic region in Treacher Collins syndrome

Petros Konofaos, Eric Arnaud

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This report presents our preliminary experience with the effect of early fat grafting (FG) (at ≥6 months of age) in timely bone reconstruction of the orbitozygomatic area in patients with Treacher Collins syndrome. FG is performed 2 to 3 consecutive times after the age 6 months. Bone reconstruction is performed ≥6 months after the last FG session. This protocol was applied in 3 patients. There was no need for further reconstruction of the lower eyelids in 2 patients. Malar bone reconstructions, using calvarial bone grafts, were performed in all of the patients. Eighteen months after bone reconstruction, there was limited absorption of the bone grafts. Early FG of the orbitozygomatic area improves contour and tissue quality, restores volume, and can possibly minimize bone resorption following zygomatic bone framework reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1258-1260
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Fat grafting
  • Lower eyelid reconstruction
  • Malar augmentation
  • Treacher Collins syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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