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Dr. Dufresne's expertise and interest in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery includes cosmetic surgery as well as cancer and congenital reconstruction, which has won him critical acclaim and several awards.

Research

Dr Dufresne’s research has spanned the breadth of general plastic and craniofacial surgery, and he maintains an active research program.

Current Clinical Studies

As part of Dr Dufresne’s active research program, he conducts clinical studies of his own design to improve the lives and wellbeing of his patients, advance the practice of plastic surgery, and illuminate new paths forward for additional research. 

For more information about any study, contact the office today! Are you a conference attendee looking for handouts? Click here!

As required by US Federal regulation and international agreement, all studies are listed on ClinicalTrials.gov.

Long Term Status of Free Dermal Fat Autografts for Complex Craniofacial Wounds (FTFDT2)

This study will evaluate the use of free autologous dermal fat grafting (also called free dermal fat autografting) to treat complex craniofacial wounds that have failed standard treatment and to understand how well these grafts work to repair wounds long term. Patients who have undergone free autologous dermal fat grafting to treat complex craniofacial wounds 2-30 years ago will have photographs and small biopsies taken of the area that was grafted.

Short Term Status of Free Dermal Fat Autografts for Complex Craniofacial Wounds (FTFDT3)

This study will evaluate the use of free autologous dermal fat grafting (also called free dermal fat autografting) to treat complex craniofacial wounds that have failed standard treatment and to understand how well these grafts work to repair wounds long term. Patients who have undergone free autologous dermal fat grafting to treat complex craniofacial wounds less than 1 week ago will have photographs and small biopsies taken of the area that was grafted. Patients will be followed for 2 years to monitor the area that was grafted.

Editorial Board and Peer Review Service

In addition to his own research and many contributions he has made to the work of others, Dr Dufresne has served as a journal editor and regularly serves as a peer reviewer for many medical journals, including:

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction
  • The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal

Research Profiles (External)

Additional information about Dr Dufresne’s research and service to the research community can also be found on the following external websites:

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Testimonials

  • “Dr. Dufresne is by far the most caring/professional Dr. I have ever know his work is unsurpassed,his knowledge as well I was so blessed to have found him on 20/20 during an documentary. I will be coming back for a visit soon . Thanks for everything you do.”

  • “I love Dr. Dufresne! He takes his time with his patients, and if he doesnt feel like you will get a great result, he will recommend another option for you. I highly recommend seeing him, you will not be disappointed.”

  • “I absolutely loved my doctor. At first I wanted to have both upper and lower eyelid surgery but he convinced me not to have the upper eyelid surgery just yet. He is not only an excellent plastic surgeon, he’s also an amazing reconstructive surgeon.”

  • “Dr. Dufresne and his staff are so caring and charismatic; I have never felt more comfortable in a doctors office. Dr. Dufresne gives you his undivided attention during the consultation. He answers all of your questions no matter how silly they may be and gives you an honest answer.”

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