Facial plast Surg 2014; 30(06): 628-634
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1396703
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Prevention and Treatment of Complications after Polymethylmethacrylate-Microspheres Injections

Julia Vent
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Medical Center at Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Gottfried Lemperle
Private Practice, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany
Clinical Professor, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA
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23 December 2014 (online)


The present article focuses on the peculiarities of polymethylmethacrylate as facial filler highlighting the injection technique, known adverse effects, and all options for complication management. Supplemented by a historical overview and case series, the authors share their experience with this widespread and in the last decade heavily criticized injectable filler substance.