Large needle suction aspiration of permanent fillers

Authors

  • YuShan L. Wilson MD,

    1. Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto School of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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  • David A. F. Ellis MD, FRCSC

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto School of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • 167 Sheppard Ave. West, Toronto, ON, Canada M2N 1M9
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  • The authors have no funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Abstract

Temporary injectable fillers have become so widely accepted within the cosmetic medical industry that permanent fillers with longer lasting effects are fast gaining popularity. Both patients and physicians alike have eagerly sought a product to minimize the inconvenience and cost of repeated injections. However, the fear is that the use of permanent fillers may lead to permanent problems. We describe here an in-office technique to remove permanent injectable fillers that achieves consistent, natural results with minimal risk of scarring.

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