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Anatomy and Filler Complications

Rowe, David J. M.D.

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2018 - Volume 141 - Issue 1 - p 245
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004012
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Arun K. Gosain, M.D.

Review Editor

Widespread use of facial fillers has become the norm in aesthetic medicine. Currently, many clinical specialists from varied fields perform these nonsurgical procedures as either an adjunct or a replacement of surgical modalities. Given this use across disciplines, the level of understanding of anatomy, including vascular supply, innervation, musculature, and so forth, may differ greatly.

It is the aim of this book to provide a reference for possible complications that may be encountered during injection of fillers into the face. The authors divide the book into several segments with the obvious central theme of anatomy. Unique to this book is the combination of excellent, large full-color photographs, artwork, and anatomical dissection, all emphasizing a particular region.

There are several anatomical danger zones that have the propensity for the more drastic complications. The authors here exhaustively examine these areas: glabella, nasal, labial, periocular, and nasolabial.

Although injection techniques are described herein, this is not an instructional manual. The description of the techniques is rudimentary and brief and ultimately beyond the purview of the book. A complete explanation of current theories and practices for vascular adverse events is, however, described in detail.

Overall, this book may be a helpful adjunct for the understanding of the injection sites for facial fillers. It is, in essence, an atlas of facial anatomy as it pertains to fillers.

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