Eur J Plast Surg (2006) 29: 133 DOI 10.1007/s00238-006-0056-z EDITORIAL COMMENT Ian T. Jackson Editorial comment on “Late complications after application of polyacrylamide hydrogel” by Evstatiev Published online: 28 June 2006 # Springer-Verlag 2006 Our experience with the polyacrylamide injectable material There is a great temptation to take a substance which is (Contura) has been mainly in the research area, and extremely easy to place and which has very few reactions certainly, we have seen none of the problems referred to in and use it for the entirely wrong reason. This material this publication. The polyacrylamide has been studied in a should not be placed in the breasts, it should not be placed subcutaneous position in the ear  and also under the in the penis, and it should not be used in large amounts. In pectoralis muscle. There have been no complications and my clinical experience, careful use in small amounts in the no migration in our animal studies, and these will be correct position produces excellent results, although the published in the very near future. I have also used the follow-up is less than 2 years. material clinically on a limited number of cases, all in the facial region, and have seen none of the complications described in this paper. In fact, it has been more compli- References cation-free than many of the other materials which are 1. Bello-Rojas, Kelly CP, Keskin M, Studinger R, Dajani K, Kim available on the American market. EMH, Lincoln D, Silberberg B, Andrus L, Jackson IT (2006) This having been said, this is a paper that has to be taken The use of polyacrylamide gel in soft tissue augmentation: an very seriously, and the instructions for the use of experimental assessment. Plast Reconstr Surg (in press) polyacrylamide should be adhered to very carefully. This commentary refers to the article http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/ s00238-006-0055-0. I. T. Jackson (*) Southfield, MI, USA e-mail: email@example.com
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 1, 2006
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