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Soft Tissue Filler News

The FDA recently released a notice warning patients using soft tissue fillers- especially in the face. It turns out, if this is done incorrectly, you might experience some significant side effects.

Soft Tissue Filler Side-Effects

Sometimes, when soft tissue fillers are used in the face, it might result in blocking certain blood vessels. As you can imagine, this can have some very serious side effects. In some rare cases this means the soft tissue filler might damage the skin (or underlying tissues), lead to loss of eyesight, blindness, or even a stroke- which could possibly lead to death.

Are Soft Tissue Fillers Safe?

The FDA is not prohibiting the use of soft tissue fillers, at this point, but have some recommendations for patients who might want to use a soft tissue filler:
  • Ask your doctor (or healthcare provider) about where they are going to inject the soft tissue fillers and the possible risks of doing so. Of course, this is good advice for any medical procedure.
  • Although the FDA has approved some soft tissue fillers for the face, not all are appropriate for this use. Make sure your doctor is using the appropriate one.
  • Ask your doctor about their experience in using soft tissue fillers in the face. How many times have they done this before? Have they ever seen any bad reactions?
  • You can always ask your doctor to give you the patient labeling for the specific soft tissue filler that will be used. Read this and discuss it with your healthcare provider.
  • After having a soft-tissue filler, get to a doctor quickly if you:
    • Have any unusual pain
    • Have a change in your vision
    • Your skin appears white, near where you were injected
    • Have any signs of a stroke (difficulty speaking; numbness or weakness in your face, arms or legs; difficulty walking; your face is drooping, a severe headache; dizziness or confusion) after receiving a soft tissue filler.
Have you, or someone you love, had an problems resulting from a soft tissue filler? If so, you might want to talk with an attorney.

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