Facial plast Surg 2016; 32(05): 532-555
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1592340
Review Article
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Adverse Reactions to Injectable Fillers

Rebecca Fitzgerald
1  University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Vince Bertucci
2  Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Jonathan M. Sykes
3  Department of Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California
J. Kevin Duplechain
4  Private Practice, Lafayette, Louisiana
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Publication Date:
28 September 2016 (online)


As the use of fillers becomes increasingly more common and the skill level of those injecting is so varied, adverse events can be expected to increase as well. Avoiding complications is always the best measure, and with appropriate training and injection techniques, many complications can be avoided. However, adverse events can occur in the best of hands, and early detection and treatment may eliminate or minimize sequelae. This article is an effort to help in that endeavor.