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
1  Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Medical Center at Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Gottfried Lemperle
2  Private Practice, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany
3  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.