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Dr. Sherrell Aston Addresses the Popularity of Dermal Fillers and Possible Long Term Side Effects

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- What to do in a sagging economy? Not necessarily the quick fix that you think, says Dr. Sherrell Aston, one of the country's leading plastic surgeons.

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gathered a panel of experts to discuss possible safety concerns regarding the use of dermal fillers. Although the injections have been approved to fill in severe wrinkles around the nasolabial fold (the creases running from the nose to the corners of the mouth), the FDA is concerned that their extensive use in other situations may present new safety issues that should be addressed.

According to the FDA, the injections are increasingly being used to augment tissue volume such as the lips, rather than just fill in the nasolabial fold, and the FDA asked panelists if new safety data is needed before such applications can be approved.

Furthermore, as the majority of pre-market approval studies are conducted on fair-skinned subjects, the FDA is concerned increasing use of the cosmetic injections by African American and Latin American skin types may lead to hitherto undocumented side effects such as pigmentation problems. The manufacturers of popular soft tissue filler, Artefill, have recently filed bankruptcy as well.

Dr. Sherrell Aston, leading aesthetic plastic surgeon in Manhattan, states "Fillers are being overdone. People are being told they need volume replacement when they haven't lost volume. Some people are having fillers to the point of looking odd with faces that are just too big for their body, and contour problems like lumps and bumps becoming noticeable. Does it seem logical that one can repetitively put foreign substances in the delicate facial tissues and not have problems later?"

Dr. Aston continues, "Despite the abundance of these less invasive procedures for facial rejuvenation, facelifts are increasingly popular choice for consumers as many patients who have opted for nonsurgical procedures alone ended up disappointed when outcomes didn't meet their expectations." Patients routinely spend thousands of dollars on less invasive treatments when a surgical procedure could have brought more satisfying long-term results faster and more cost-effectively.

Recipients of facelifts today require 10 days to two weeks to attend a social function; and three weeks to return to full athletic activity. Short-incision facelifts look very good in seven to 10 days. Today's facelift procedures are technically sophisticated and highly individualized for the particular patient depending upon their anatomy and needs. Repositioning the underlying foundation rather than just the skin is the key to a refreshed and more youthful but not-operated-on look. Most patients in their 40s and early 50s do not need volume added in their face, but rather volume repositioning of the sagging tissues. Some individuals may lose facial fat as they get older and will benefit from fat grafting or a filler substance very judiciously-placed.

For additional information, please visit Dr. Aston's website at

SOURCE Dr. Sherrell Aston
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