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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:
Facial Soft-Tissue Fillers Supplement: Literature Review
Facial Soft-Tissue Fillers Conference: Assessing the State of the Science
Rohrich, Rod J. M.D.; Hanke, C. William M.D.; Busso, Mariano M.D.; Carruthers, Alastair M.A., B.M., B.Ch.; Carruthers, Jean M.D.; Fagien, Steven M.D.; Fitzgerald, Rebecca M.D.; Glogau, Richard M.D.; Greenberger, Phyllis E. M.S.W.; Lorenc, Z. Paul M.D.; Marmur, Ellen S. M.D.; Monheit, Gary D. M.D.; Pusic, Andrea M.D., M.H.S.; Rubin, Mark G. M.D.; Rzany, Berthold M.D., Sc.M.; Sclafani, Anthony M.D.; Taylor, Susan M.D.; Weinkle, Susan M.D.; McGuire, Michael F. M.D.; Pariser, David M. M.D.; Casas, Laurie A. M.D.; Collishaw, Karen J.; Dailey, Roger A. M.D.; Duffy, Stephen C.; Edgar, Elizabeth Jan M.S.; Greenan, Barbara L.; Haenlein, Kelly M.H.A.; Henrichs, Ronald A. C.A.E.; Hume, Keith M. M.A.; Lum, Flora M.D.; Nielsen, David R. M.D.; Poulsen, Lisle; Schoaf, Lori J.D.; Seward, William M.A.; Begolka, Wendy Smith M.S.; Stanton, Robert G.; Svedman, Katherine J. C.A.E.; Thomas, J. Regan M.D.; Sykes, Jonathan M. M.D.; Wargo, Carol M.A.; Weiss, Robert A. M.D.
Summary: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Academy of Dermatology, with the support of other sister societies, conducted the Facial Soft-Tissue Fillers: Assessing the State of the Science conference in December of 2009. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Academy of Dermatology established a panel of leading experts in the field of soft-tissue fillers—from researchers to clinicians—and other stakeholders for the conference to examine and discuss issues of patient safety, efficacy, and effectiveness in relation to the approved and off-label use of soft-tissue fillers, and other factors, including the training and level of experience of individuals administering fillers. This report represents the systematic literature review that examines comprehensively the available evidence and gaps in the evidence related to soft-tissue fillers, to inform and support the work of the state-of-the-science conference panel. This evidence-based medicine review will serve as the foundation for future evidence-based medicine reports in this growing field.
©2011American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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David H. Song, M.D., M.B.A. is the President-elect of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). He is a consultant with BioMet, Emmi Solutions, LLC, a consortium-member providing senior debt for Brava, and consultant with and investor in HealthEngine.com. He receives author royalties from Elsevier. Scot Glasberg, M.D. is the President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). He is a consultant with LifeCell Corp and Mentor Corp and an investor with Strathspey Crown. The authors have no sources of funding to report related to the writing or submission of this discussion.
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