Readers will discover the relatively new and rapidly growing field of regenerative surgery and fat grafting, valuable for numerous plastic surgery, reconstructive, and aesthetic/cosmetic essentials.
Though many books have covered specific areas or topics in regenerative surgery, the market lacks a work that tackles the full spectrum of regenerative surgery and its clinical application. This book responds to that need and presents chapters written by the best: world-renowned surgeons in their field.
After an introduction that reflects basic research, most of the book focuses on clinical experience as it relates to applied techniques of processing fat and on the different uses from head to toe. Readers will learn about the history of regenerative surgery, important definitions and background information, and the evidence supporting the use of regenerative surgery. Practitioners will also find valuable guidance regarding the application of stem cells, evaluation of patient needs, and operative techniques for fat transfer. Subsequent chapters address topics such as graft types, the skin, wound healing, scar treatment, osteoarthritis, burns, scleroderma, hair rejuvenation, facial enhancement combined with facelift, chin augmentation with fat, and breast argumentation or reconstruction with fat. Particular attention is paid to gluteal augmentation with fat, body contouring, genital male and female rejuvenation, and upper and lower extremity regenerative surgery. Surgical anatomy and complications treatment and prevention were emphasized when applied. This resulted is two volumes that encompass 125 chapters, with multiple figures, and video clips, written by 242 authors (including 72 female colleagues) from five continents.
Highly informative and carefully structured, this book provides invaluable insight for beginners and experienced plastic surgeons alike, while benefitting advanced surgeons, specialists, and undergraduate and graduate students.
Amin Kalaaji, MD, PhD, is the clinic chief and consultant plastic surgeon at Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic in Oslo, Norway, a position he has held for the past 20 years. Dr. Kalaaji was also the president of the Norwegian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (NSAPS) from 2018 to 2020.
For 20 years, Dr. Kalaaji’s focus has been on aesthetic plastic surgery, including the use of fat grafting for various indications on the body—which is the subject of this text, Plastic and Aesthetic Regenerative Surgery and Fat Grafting: Clinical Application and Operative Techniques.
Dr. Kalaaji earned his medical degree from Aleppo, Syria, and completed his surgical training in Paris, France and Gothenburg, Sweden, where he also completed his PhD in bone grafting of the cleft lip and palate. For 10 years, Dr. Kalaaji was a consultant plastic surgeon/vice chief and chief at the plastic surgery department at Telemark Central Hospital and Oslo University Hospital in Norway.
Dr. Kalaaji has published many peer-reviewed scientific papers and has given more than 300 lectures, courses, and conference presentations in plastic and aesthetic surgery worldwide—for organizations such as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgeons (ISPRES), and the International Master Course on Aging Science (IMCAS) in addition to speaking at many national and international meetings worldwide. He currently serves on the editorial boards for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, and the Acta Chirurgiae Plasticae.
Dr. Kalaaji is also an active member and a board member of the Norwegian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and a former board member of the Norwegian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also an active member of the Swedish Society of Plastic Surgeons; the Nordic Society of Plastic Surgeons; and ASAPS, including its international and education/program committees, ISAPS and ISPRES.
In 2015, 2017, and 2019, Dr. Kalaaji served as chairman of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Norwegian American Aesthetic Meetings (NAAM 1, 2, 3) held in Oslo, Norway. In July 2017, he was elected as the national secretary for ISAPS in Norway for a term of 4 years, in addition to being on the membership committee from 2018 through 2020. In October 2018, after a unanimous vote, Dr. Kalaaji became a member of the executive board of directors of ISPRES. A month later, he was elected president of NSAPS—a position he held until the end of 2020. In 2020, Dr. Kalaaji also became the chairman of the membership committee of ISPRES and a member of the safety committee of ISAPS—a position he will hold until 2022.