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Case report


Focal lipoatrophy of face: a rare esthetic complaint

K AnbarasiS SathasivasubramanianC L KrithikaP M Venkatasai
Division of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Division of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, India
Date of Submission: 04-Dec-2011, Date of Acceptance: 14-Feb-2012, Date of Web Publication: 22-Mar-2012.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

K. Anbarasi

Division of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai – 600 116, India.
E-mail: anbarasi815@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

K. Anbarasi

Division of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai – 600 116, India.
E-mail: anbarasi815@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.94229 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


A well-proportioned face combines features that are balanced and symmetrical. Any structural alteration that leads to facial asymmetry causes esthetical and psychological disturbances. Lipoatrophy is one such condition, which results in loss of subcutaneous fat layer and manifests as a depression. Although many subtypes with varying clinical and etiological backgrounds exist, the idiopathic form is rare and facial involvement is the rarest. Computed tomography is one of the accepted diagnostic tools to determine the atrophic layer of facial anatomy. This report presents the clinical types, diagnosis, and management of a case of facial lipoatrophy.
Keywords: Computed Tomography, Autologous, Lipoatrophy, Lipodystrophy, Ultrasound

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