Platelet-Rich Plasma: Evolving Role in Plastic Surgery

Edward S. Chamata, M.D.; Erica L. Bartlett, M.D.; David Weir, N.P.-C.; Rod J. Rohrich, M.D.


Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021;147(1):219-230. 

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The use of platelet-rich plasma has grown in plastic surgery because of better understanding of its regenerative and restorative effects. A diverse collection of literature exists in support of its use, displaying favorable results for skin rejuvenation, hair regrowth, wound healing, and fat graft take. Multiple variations in platelet-rich plasma protocols limit a standardized analysis of the results, however. Standardization of preparation, administration, and frequency will be necessary to evaluate and compare true objective outcomes, along with further large-scale studies with long-term follow-up to elucidate the true benefit of this treatment modality.