Facial Contouring by Using Dermal Fillers and Botulinum Toxin A: A Practical Approach.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2019 Jun 5;43(3):793-802. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Centro Médico Kineergomed, Linares, Chile.

Background: The perception of an attractive face is largely subjective. The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight and a practical approach to facial contouring management with hyaluronic acid (HA) implants and botulinum toxin A.

Methods: This study is presenting the clinical experience of the authors regarding facial contouring. After a careful medical history, patients underwent an exhaustive aesthetic assessment that includes photographs and videos. Realistic treatment goals were discussed and agreed with the patient. Comprehensive treatment strategies for facial contouring, including HA implants and/or botulinum toxin A injections, were selected according to the patient needs.

Results: Based on the MD codes, developed by Mauricio de Maio, these treatment strategies have been adapted to six different basic categories of facial shapes, namely round, square, triangular, inverted triangle, rectangle, oval and oblong faces. The incidence of complications was low and, in all the cases, was mild (edema, erythema and local ecchymosis), of limited duration, and was resolved without sequela.

Conclusions: The current article presented the personal experiences of the authors on a specific subject, and this fact should be considered when interpreting data from this paper. As other aesthetic treatments, facial contouring should be focused on the patient needs and to select a specific aesthetic approach according to different facial shapes. Finally, it is essential to have a good understanding of the potential associated complications, because it will help the specialist to take the necessary precautions to prevent them, and if they ever arise, to be able to deal with them effectively.

Level Of Evidence Iv: This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www.springer.com/00266 .

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