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Injectable Silicone for Facial Soft-Tissue Augmentation

Injectable Silicone for Facial Soft-Tissue Augmentation Abstract • Medical-grade injectable silicone has been safely and efficiently used for facial soft-tissue augmentation in 235 patients. Our 20-year experience with the microdroplet technique included 2,811 treatments performed for camouflaging furrows and grooves, augmentation of facial eminences, and elevation of certain depressed scars. The indications and techniques of injection are discussed. The augmenting effect is greater than that produced by the small volumes of silicone injected. Our study supports other work indicating induction of collagen deposition in the patients around the microdroplets of silicone, thus providing augmentation from volumes of collagen and silicone as well. (Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1986;112:290-296) References 1. Webster RC, Fuleihan NS, Gaunt JM, et al: Injectable silicone for small augmentations: Twenty-year experience in humans . Am J Cosm Surg 1984;1:1-10. 2. Webster RC, Hamdan US, Gaunt JM, et al: Rhinoplastic revisions with injectable silicone . Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1986;112:269-276.Crossref 3. Webster RC, Fuleihan NS, Hamdan US, et al: Injectable silicone for small augmentations: Recommendations for controlled release to medical profession . Am J Cosm Surg 1984;1:11-21. 4. Selmanowitz VJ, Orentreich N: Medical-grade fluid silicone . J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1977;3:597-611.Crossref 5. Powell N, Humphreys B: Proportions of the Aesthetic Face . New York, Thieme-Stratton Inc, 1984, pp 1-72. 6. Rees TD, Ashley FL, Delgado JP: Silicone fluid injections for facial atrophy: A ten-year study . Plast Reconstr Surg 1973;52:118-127.Crossref 7. Rees TD, Coburn RJ: Silicone treatment for partial lipodystrophy . JAMA 1973;230:868-870.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1986 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0886-4470
eISSN
1538-361X
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1986.03780030054011
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Abstract

Abstract • Medical-grade injectable silicone has been safely and efficiently used for facial soft-tissue augmentation in 235 patients. Our 20-year experience with the microdroplet technique included 2,811 treatments performed for camouflaging furrows and grooves, augmentation of facial eminences, and elevation of certain depressed scars. The indications and techniques of injection are discussed. The augmenting effect is greater than that produced by the small volumes of silicone injected. Our study supports other work indicating induction of collagen deposition in the patients around the microdroplets of silicone, thus providing augmentation from volumes of collagen and silicone as well. (Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1986;112:290-296) References 1. Webster RC, Fuleihan NS, Gaunt JM, et al: Injectable silicone for small augmentations: Twenty-year experience in humans . Am J Cosm Surg 1984;1:1-10. 2. Webster RC, Hamdan US, Gaunt JM, et al: Rhinoplastic revisions with injectable silicone . Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1986;112:269-276.Crossref 3. Webster RC, Fuleihan NS, Hamdan US, et al: Injectable silicone for small augmentations: Recommendations for controlled release to medical profession . Am J Cosm Surg 1984;1:11-21. 4. Selmanowitz VJ, Orentreich N: Medical-grade fluid silicone . J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1977;3:597-611.Crossref 5. Powell N, Humphreys B: Proportions of the Aesthetic Face . New York, Thieme-Stratton Inc, 1984, pp 1-72. 6. Rees TD, Ashley FL, Delgado JP: Silicone fluid injections for facial atrophy: A ten-year study . Plast Reconstr Surg 1973;52:118-127.Crossref 7. Rees TD, Coburn RJ: Silicone treatment for partial lipodystrophy . JAMA 1973;230:868-870.Crossref

Journal

Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1986

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