Circumscribed Lipoatrophy of the Chin after Tooth Extraction


  • Uwe Wollina Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Friedrichstr. 41, 01067 Dresden
  • Georgi Tchernev Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical Institute of Ministry of Interior, and Onkoderma Policlinic for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Sofia
  • Alberto Goldman Clinica Goldman, Porto Alegre, RS



Facial lipoatrophy, Tooth extraction, Facial esthetics, Soft tissue fillers, Autologous adipose tissue transfer


We describe the rare occurrence of circumscribed facial lipoatrophy after tooth extraction. Correction by minimal invasive esthetic techniques such as soft tissue fillers or autologous fat transfer is possible but was not warranted.


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Wollina U, Tchernev G, Goldman A. Circumscribed Lipoatrophy of the Chin after Tooth Extraction. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017 Jul. 20 [cited 2023 Jan. 27];5(4):537-8. Available from:

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