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Recent Survey Suggests Complications with Permanent Fillers
Date:6/18/2009

1 in 4 UK surgeons have seen patients with complications

(Vocus) June 18, 2009-- A new survey completed by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (BAAPS) suggests that patients may experience higher complication rates with permanent cosmetic fillers than with other types of cosmetic injections. The survey reveals 38.5% of surgeons saw 1-3 patients over the past year experiencing complications with permanent facial fillers, and 23% of surgeons saw 1-3 patients in the past year with complications so severe surgery was needed to treat those complications.

"Permanent fillers present challenges, particularly for inexperienced injectors," says Coalition leader Julius Few, MD, a plastic surgeon practicing in Chicago, IL. "In addition to potential complications that may develop years after injection, the challenge of a permanent, synthetic filler is the anticipation of aging changes and the need for outcomes that will not look unnatural over time. To date, fat continues to be the option closest to a permanent filler with a proven safety record."

British surgeons reported far fewer complications with non-permanent fillers: 81% of surgeons did not see any complications with hyaluronic acids (Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Prevelle in the U.S.), collagen (Evolence, Cosmoderm), or calcium hydoxyl appetite (Radiesse). "Permanent fillers are very different than temporary dermal fillers, because the results from temporary fillers do diminish over time," said Coalition leader Roger Dailey, MD, an oculoplastic surgeon practicing in Portland, OR. "Temporary fillers can then be placed in subsequent years in a customized fashion to adjust for the changes that occur with age in the surrounding untreated areas."

In addition to complications from synthetic permanent fillers, 29% of British surgeons report a range from 1-12 patien
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