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Aesthetic fillers

Michael J Ingargiola, Felipe Molina Burbano, Amy Yao, Saba Motakef, Paymon Sanati-Mehrizy, Nikki M Burish, Lisa R David, Peter J Taub
Background: The recently increased minimum aesthetic surgery requirements set by the Plastic Surgery Residency Review Committee of the ACGME highlight the importance of aesthetic surgery training for plastic surgery residents. Participation in resident aesthetic surgery clinics has become an important tool to achieve this goal. Yet, there is little literature on the current structure of these clinics. Objectives: The authors sought to evaluate current practices of aesthetic resident-run clinics in the United States...
March 14, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Yasser Helmy
BACKGROUND: Non-surgical nasal job has been practiced and published with doubtful concerns about efficiency and safety among physicians and aesthetic surgeons. AIM: of the work to share our experiences in non-surgical rhinoplasty using filler, Botox, and thread with presentation of aesthetic and complication outcome. PATIENT AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the aesthetic and complication outcomes and techniques for non-surgical remodeling rhinoplasty using fillers, Botox, and PDO absorbable threads in 332 cases...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Burak Özkan, Abbas Albayati, Atilla Adnan Eyüboğlu, Ahmet Çağrı Uysal, Nilgun Markal Ertaş, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Transplant patients, like the nontransplant population, can have surgical interventions for body shape disorders. Studies on aesthetic surgeries in transplant patients are scarce. Our aim was to share our experiences with various aesthetic procedures in solid-organ transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six (5 female, 1 male) transplant patients who received surgical corrections of the aging face, ptosis and lipodystrophy of the breast, and abdomen at the Baskent University Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department between 2010 and 2017 were included...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Raffaele Rauso, Giuseppe Colella, Nicola Zerbinati, Giovanni Salti
Background: Nonsurgical aesthetic treatments are usually preferred by patients because their effects are visible immediately after the treatment and patients can return to their normal activities on the same day. Although many studies have indicated safety and efficacy of filler injection to improve facial appearance, it is not absolutely confirmed for nose reshaping. Objectives: To assess the safety and early satisfaction of 52 consecutive patients underwent nonsurgical rhinoplasty with an injection of a 20-mg/mL smooth, cohesive, and viscous hyaluronic acid (HA) filler...
October 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Bok Ki Jung, In Sik Yun, Young Seok Kim, Tai Suk Roh
INTRODUCTION: Augmentation mammoplasty is one of the most popular aesthetic operations in the world. In Korea, one of the fillers used for breast augmentation is AQUAfilling® gel (Biomedica. spol, s,r,o, Czech Republic). AQUAfilling® gel is a hydrophilic gel composed of 98% sodium chloride solution (0.9%) and 2% cation copolyamide. METHODS: This is a case report describing a patient that suffered complications after AQUAfilling® gel injection for breast augmentation...
February 27, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Matthew R Zeiderman, Shahrooz Sean Kelishadi, John Paul Tutela, Arun Rao, Saeed Chowdhry, Ronald M Brooks, Bradon J Wilhelmi
Background: Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are the most commonly performed aesthetic techniques by plastic surgeons. Patients are interested in a pain-free experience. Surgeons desire patient satisfaction and time-efficient utilization of office staff and resources. Clinical evidence exists for use of vapocoolant technology to reduce pain associated with intravenous cannulation in the pediatric population and in hemodialysis patients. Applying vapocoolant technology to facial rejuvenation is a novel approach to decrease pain associated with neurotoxin or filler injection...
2018: Eplasty
Amy V Rapkiewicz, Katherine Kenerson, Kenneth D Hutchins, Fintan Garavan, Emma O Lew, Mark J Shuman
Cosmetic procedures are common and utilize many techniques to obtain aesthetically good outcomes for patient satisfaction with acceptable safety standards. Cosmetic procedures that involve the gluteal region are becoming increasingly popular as various procedures can target the gluteal region such as liposuction, tumescent liposuction, cosmetic filler injections, autologous fat transfer, depot drug delivery, and implants. Complications of cosmetic gluteal procedures can be localized or systemic with systemic complications being responsible for most deaths...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
Raven Henderson, Debra A Reilly, Jeffrey S Cooper
Natural and synthetic fillers have revolutionized aesthetic facial rejuvenation and soft-tissue augmentation. We present a case highlighting the dangers of filler self-injection. A 37-year-old woman self-injected a dermal filler around both temples. She immediately experienced left--side hearing loss, blanching over the left face, and pain. Prompt treatment with hyaluronidase, topical nitro paste, and warm compresses ensued. An emergency computed tomography angiogram showed occlusion of a superficial temporal artery branch...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Tomas Duminis, Saroash Shahid, Natalia G Karpukhina, Robert G Hill
OBJECTIVE: Dental restoration aesthetics, particularly the translucency of modern dental restorative filling materials depends on the refractive index (RI) match between the different components in the material. In the case of dental composites (DC), the RI of the polymer must match the RI of the filler otherwise the material is optically opaque and has limited depth of cure. In the case of glass ionomer cements (GICs), the RI of the ion-leachable glass must match the RI of the polysalts to engineer a smart material with a tooth-like appearance...
February 2, 2018: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
Gabriela Casabona
BACKGROUND: An unfortunate consequence of severe acne is scarring, which can have serious psychosocial consequences. Available methods for treating acne scars have varying degrees of effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: This nonrandomized, retrospective pilot study assessed the safety and effectiveness of combining microfocused ultrasound with visualization (MFU-V; Ultherapy® ) and a calcium hydroxylapatite dermal filler (CaHA; Radiesse® ) for treating atrophic acne scars...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Steven H Dayan, Thuy-Van T Ho, Jonathan T Bacos, Nimit D Gandhi, Arjun Kalbag, Selika Gutierrez-Borst
<p>BACKGROUND: Although non-surgical treatment options for facial rejuvenation are well-established, the literature remains limited regarding the combined effect of topical skin treatment with filler and neurotoxin on patient appearance and satisfaction. The objectives of this study were to assess the impact of a skin rejuvenation therapy in combination with neurotoxin or hyaluronic acid filler injection on skin quality and general aesthetic improvement as well as on short-term self-esteem.</p> <p>METHODS: From 2015 to 2017, 20 female patients were enrolled in our study and were randomized into two groups...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Raj Chopra, Miles Graivier, Sabrina Fabi, Mark Nestor, Patricia Meuse, Jay Mashburn
<p>BACKGROUND: The use of blunt-tipped microcannulas for injection of hyaluronic acid (HA) filler in the lip and perioral area has gained popularity as they provide important safety-related advantages compared to traditional hypodermic needles. This study was conducted to assess the safety and effectiveness associated with the use of a blunt-tipped microcannula for lip augmentation and correction of perioral rhytids using a small-particle, hyaluronic acid gel plus lidocaine (SPHAL).</p> <p>METHODS: A multi-center, open-label, prospective, study enrolled 60 subjects...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Jeanette M Black, Todd M Gross, Crystal L Murcia, Derek H Jones
BACKGROUND: Available hyaluronic acid dermal fillers have unique biophysical properties that influence their clinical utility, longevity, and aesthetic outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and durability of a cohesive polydensified matrix hyaluronic acid dermal filler (CPM-HA) for the treatment of etched-in fine facial lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subjects with etched-in fine lines of the forehead, cutaneous lip, melolabial folds, nasolabial folds, and/or radial cheek received treatment with CPM-HA mixed with lidocaine and epinephrine, with an optional touch-up treatment at Week 2, if deemed necessary...
January 8, 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Susan H Weinkle, W Philip Werschler, Craig F Teller, Jonathan M Sykes, Ava Shamban, Alexander Rivkin, Vic A Narurkar, Michael S Kaminer, Steven Dayan, Joel L Cohen, Conor J Gallagher
Background: Individuals seeking aesthetic treatment have concerns regarding multiple facial areas. Objectives: Assess the aesthetic impact and satisfaction achieved with a multimodal approach to aesthetic treatment using a combination of minimally invasive treatments. Methods: Prospective, multicenter, rater-blinded, 4-month HARMONY study evaluated patient satisfaction and aesthetic impact of a combination of fillers (VYC-20L, HYC-24L, and HYC-24L+), onabotulinumtoxinA, and bimatoprost...
December 13, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
M Pascali, D Quarato, T Marianetti, F Carinci
Contour enhancements of the midface make up a dominant aspect of aesthetic surgery. The goal of midface rejuvenation is to decrease the prominence of grooves and creases as well as to provide volume to atrophied tissue. There are various options, including autologous tissue grafts, allogenic tissue grafts and alloplastic materials. In turn, patients’ needs have led to an increasing trend of less invasive treatments. In the present study, 82 implants were used for midface augmentation in 41 patients (38 women, 3 men) between January 2014 and January 2016...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Elisa Bellini, Michele P Grieco, Edoardo Raposio
Introduction: Adipose grafting has undergone significant changes over time. Many different techniques have been followed by trying to improve the quality of the lipoaspirate and the survival of the fat graft after implantation. Material and methods: The purpose of this review is to analyse the historical evolution of the surgical harvesting and implant technique, describing the changes that have brought significant improvements, revolutionizing the aesthetic and functional results obtainable...
December 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Welf Prager, Karla Agsten, Martina Kerscher
Background: Patient-reported outcomes are important measures when assessing the efficacy of aesthetic procedures. Objective: To compare outcomes between 2 volumizing hyaluronic acid fillers. Materials and Methods: Subjects with moderate-to-severe volume loss in the cheeks were randomized in a split-face design to malar enhancement with Cohesive Polydensified Matrix 26 mg/ml HA (CPM-26) and Vycross 20 mg/ml HA (VYC-20). The same injection technique and injection volume were applied for both sides of the face...
October 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Petrina Tan, Tsong Qiang Kwong, Raman Malhotra
Dermal fillers have been in use for many years for aesthetic rejuvenation of the face. More recently, however, fillers have been increasingly used as an alternative to traditional surgical procedures for non-aesthetic indications. These indications include lagophthalmos, eyelid malpositions and orbital volume deficiency. The advantages of these filler injections are multiple: minimally invasive, repeatable, titratable and even reversible (depending on the product used). We review the current literature of functional uses of filler injections as mentioned above and evaluate the safety profile and efficacy of filler injections for this purpose...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Alfonso Vallejo, Angela A Garcia-Ruano, Carmen Pinilla, Michele Castellano, Esther Deleyto, Rosa Perez-Cano
BACKGROUND: The objective was to evaluate and compare safety and effectiveness of four different dermal fillers in the treatment of facial lipoatrophy secondary to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). METHODS: We conducted a clinical trial including 147 patients suffering from HIV-induced lipoatrophy treated with Sculptra® (poly-L-lactic acid), Radiesse® (calcium hydroxylapatite), Aquamid® (polyacrylamide) or autologous fat. Objective and subjective changes were evaluated during a 24-monthfollow-up...
November 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Ava Shamban, Mike D Clague, Erika von Grote, Alessandra Nogueira
The loss of superior midface contour and projection can be corrected with the use of injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers, however, the most frequently used injection pattern employs a technique which was originally designed for malar implant surgery. Here we describe a novel injection pattern for restoring facial contours with a HA dermal filler inspired by traditional make-up artistry, which includes greater superolateral positioning of injection sites. Importantly, this technique helps injectors avoid creating an excess of volume in the anterior portion of the malar complex...
October 24, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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