Document Type : Original Article
Assistant Professor of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Emam Khomeini Hospital, Ilam University of Medical sciences, Ilam, Iran
Master of Health Education, Research Expert, Clinical Research Development Unit, Emam Khomeini Hospital, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran USERN Office, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
General Practitioner, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
Medical student of Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch, Tehran, Iran
1. Student Research Committee, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran 2. USERN Office, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
Introduction: Recently, a fat injection procedure called lipofilling has been widely used for many skin pathologies. So far, limited studies have examined the use of fat injections to treat burn scars. Given the importance of burn wounds and their psychological, social and economic burden, in this study, we compared the effect of Lipofilling on the healing of burn scars.
Methods: In this study, people who underwent burn scar lipofilling in the plastic surgery clinic between April 2020 and April 2021 were included in the study. The primary information of the patients was collected. Then, visits were made on days 30, 90, and 180, and the size, color, and symptoms of the scar were recorded in each visit.
Results: The results showed that 65% of the patients were satisfied with the treatment. In 75% of the subjects, a high effect of lipofilling was observed and in 20%, a moderate effect was observed in the healing of burn wound color. The mean overall resizing of the burn scar was 8.65 mm. The average size of a burn scar after one month was 2.98 mm. The average size change after the third month compared to the first month was 3.65 mm and in the sixth month compared to the third month it was 2.1 mm.
Conclusion: The results showed that the lipofilling method of fat injection had a high effect in reducing the size and improving the color of burn scars. It is suggested to conduct studies with a higher sample size and multicenter.