Facial fat compartments: a guide to filler placement

Semin Plast Surg. 2009 Nov;23(4):283-7. doi: 10.1055/s-0029-1242181.


Advances in anatomic understanding are frequently the basis upon which surgical techniques are advanced and refined. Recent anatomic studies of the superficial tissues of the face have led to an increased understanding of the compartmentalized nature of the subcutaneous fat. This report provides a review of the locations and characteristics of the facial fat compartments and provides examples of how this knowledge can be used clinically, specifically with regard to soft tissue fillers.

Keywords: Fat compartments; facial fat compartments; soft tissue fillers.