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Soft-tissue injectable fillers are a popular treatment option for patients seeking minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. The use of soft-tissue fillers has increased significantly in the past 10 years. In 2017 alone, clinicians administered nearly 2.7 million soft-tissue fillers, up from 1.3 million in 2007. Although injectable fillers have a relatively high safety profile compared with more invasive rejuvenation procedures, serious adverse events, including intra-arterial injections, necrosis, and visual symptoms such as blindness, have been documented. Complications from injectable fillers have also been a source of litigation, which has been shown to be associated with a perceived lack of informed consent. We sought to document the reported complication rates associated with injectable facial fillers from a national database and to report on the available cases of malpractice litigation.
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The use of facial fillers for soft tissue augmentation is becoming a mainstream treatment modality for patients. Owing to the relative ease of administration, as well as the lucrative nature of such p...
Characterization of complications in facial trauma management is of special interest to practitioners of facial trauma surgery. It is important for facial trauma surgeons to not only understand the st...
Injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) was first available in Europe in 1999. It was approved by US FDA for facial filling of lipotrophic HIV patients in 2004 (Sculptra; Dermik Laboratories, Bridgewater...
Man has tried and sought to erase wrinkles and scars for millennia. Sadly, however, the most effective and permanent techniques have fallen into disuse and neglect due to lack of training in universit...
The aim of this study is to assess performance and tolerance as well as investigator and subject satisfaction linked to the global management of facial rejuvenation with a new range of hya...
Purpose of the study: The overall goal of this study is to better understand patient experience with injectable facial fillers so that the investigators may provide the best results for t...
The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of three commercially available botulinum toxin neuromodulators in the treatment of facial synkinesis using patient reported outco...
A retrospective and cross-sectional analysis of standard of care for facial paralysis involving the cross-face nerve graft in the past 20 years. - Imagery analysis - Question...
Lipoatrophy is a condition that affects certain individuals, most commonly those who are infected with the HIV virus. Lipoatrophy however can also affect individuals who suffer from recurr...
Severe or complete loss of facial muscle motor function. This condition may result from central or peripheral lesions. Damage to CNS motor pathways from the cerebral cortex to the facial nuclei in the pons leads to facial weakness that generally spares the forehead muscles. FACIAL NERVE DISEASES generally results in generalized hemifacial weakness. NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION DISEASES and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause facial paralysis or paresis.
Complications that affect patients during surgery. They may or may not be associated with the disease for which the surgery is done, or within the same surgical procedure.
Pain in the facial region including orofacial pain and craniofacial pain. Associated conditions include local inflammatory and neoplastic disorders and neuralgic syndromes involving the trigeminal, facial, and glossopharyngeal nerves. Conditions which feature recurrent or persistent facial pain as the primary manifestation of disease are referred to as FACIAL PAIN SYNDROMES.
The 7th cranial nerve. The facial nerve has two parts, the larger motor root which may be called the facial nerve proper, and the smaller intermediate or sensory root. Together they provide efferent innervation to the muscles of facial expression and to the lacrimal and salivary glands, and convey afferent information for taste from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue and for touch from the external ear.
Neuralgic syndromes and other conditions which feature chronic or recurrent FACIAL PAIN as the primary manifestation of disease. Disorders of the trigeminal and facial nerves are frequently associated with these conditions.