Fat transfer after parotidectomy: fat resorption rates, aesthetic and functional outcomes of en-bloc fat graft versus lipofilling technique

TUNCA M., SÜTAY SÜSLÜ N., Karaosmanoglu A. A.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, vol.278, no.10, pp.3933-3940, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 278 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00405-020-06570-y
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.3933-3940
  • Keywords: Parotidectomy, En-bloc fat graft, Lipofilling, Frey syndrome, Aesthetic, Reconstruction
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose Reconstruction of parotidectomy involves the correction of facial contour abnormalities and prevention from Frey Syndrome. Reconstruction of parotidectomy field with autologous fat has not been popular among head and neck surgeons due to unclear predictability of fat resorption rates. The aim of this paper is to compare the fat resorption rates between different fat transfer techniques using radiologic measurements and reviewing the aesthetic and functional outcomes.