After reading this article and watching the accompanying videos, the participant should be able to: 1. Assess patients seeking facial volumization and correlate volume deficiencies anatomically. 2. Identify appropriate fillers based on rheologic properties and anatomical needs. 3. Recognize poor candidates for facial volumization. 4. Recognize and treat filler-related side effects and complications.
Facial volumization is widely applied for minimally invasive facial rejuvenation both as a solitary means and in conjunction with surgical correction. Appropriate facial volumization is dependent on patient characteristics, consistent longitudinal anatomical changes, and qualities of fillers available. In this article, anatomical changes seen with aging are illustrated, appropriate techniques for facial volumization are described in the setting of correct filler selection, and potential complications are addressed.
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From the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine.
Received for publication March 12, 2015; accepted February 3, 2016.
Disclosure:Dr. Percec is a paid consultant for Galderma. All interaction with Galderma occurred after the submission of this CME article. Consultation has regarded products not included in this article. All products were used from stock supply of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania with the exception of six syringes of Restylane Silk supplied by Galderma prior to its commercial release in the United States. Drs. Wilson, Taglienti, Chang, and Low have no financial disclosures to report.
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Ivona Percec, M.D., Ph.D., Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 7th Floor South Pavilion, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104