Facial plast Surg 2004; 20(2): 181-184
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-861762
Copyright © 2004 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001 USA.

Soft Tissue Augmentation Using Silicone: An Historical Review

Gail Humble1 , Douglas Mest1
  • 1Blue Pacific Aesthetic Medical Group, Hermosa Beach, CA
Further Information

Publication History

Publication Date:
11 January 2005 (online)


Silicone has a long and colorful history in cosmetic medicine. We are once again seeing a resurgence of its use as a soft tissue filler. This article is a review of the historical past of silicone use and its appropriate off-label uses today in cosmetic medicine.