Filler techniques are the most widely used surgical procedures in cosmetic surgery, as they are the best method of reducing wrinkles on a long-term basis. For years, dermatologists have known that water-binding soft-tissue fillers can replace the loss of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid from the skin. Because filler formulas and application techniques are constantly updated and reevaluated, the dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon need a quick reference on the subject. This new text, edited by world-renowned dermatologist Dr Neil S. Sadick, covers all the main aspects of soft-tissue filler techniques. Subjects covered include choosing and applying fillers; short-, intermediate-, and long-acting fillers; and combination approaches, as well as anesthetic considerations, equipment and patient positioning, operative procedures, potential complications, and postoperative evaluation.
Neil S. Sadick, MD, FAAD, FAACS, FACP, FACPh, is in private practice in dermatology at Sadick Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, located in New York City and Great Neck, New York. Dr Sadick is Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Associate Attending Physician in the Division of Dermatology at North Shore University Hospital. Dr Sadick has written more than 500 articles and 10 books on cosmetic dermatology.
1. Application of fillers Deborshi Roy; 2. Approach to choosing the ideal filler Mary Lupo; 3. Patient selection, counseling, and informed consent Sumit Bapna and Corey Maas; 4. Hyaluronic acid skin derivatives Robert Anolik and Ellen Gendler; 5. Collagen products Gary Monheit; 6. Radiesse Neil S. Sadick and Deborshi Roy; 7. Artefill Steven R. Cohen and Marc G. Rubin; 8. Silicone Chad Prather and Derek Jones; 9. Advanta expanded polytetrafluoroethylene implants Kelley Pagliai Redbord and C. William Hanke; 10. Sculptra Cheryl Karcher; 11. Lipo transfer Lisa Donofrio; 12. BioAlcamid David J. Goldberg; 13. Combination approaches Susan Weinkle and Harriet Lin Hall; 14. Filler complications Papri Sarkar and Ranella J. Hirsch; 15. Post-procedure management and patient instructions Andrew A. Nelson and Joel L. Cohen; 16. Conclusion Neil S. Sadick.