Facial Plast Surg 2009; 25(2): 124-128
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1220653
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The Management of Dermal Filler Complications

Catherine P. Winslow1 , 2
  • 1Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2Winslow Facial Plastic Surgery, Carmel, Indiana
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Publication Date:
04 May 2009 (online)


Injectable fillers have gained widespread acceptance among the public and provide a nonsurgical means of rejuvenating the face. As the demand for fillers increases, facial plastic surgeons must become not only expert injectors but also experts in managing the complications of fillers. Little scientific data exists regarding the incidence of complications, and more adverse effects may be seen with longer-term follow-up of patients. The purpose of this article is to review the most commonly encountered complications and management thereof.


Catherine P Winslow, M.D. , F.A.C.S. 

Winslow Facial Plastic Surgery, 755 W. Carmel Drive

Suite 116, Carmel, IN 46032

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