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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

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DE CABO-FRANCES, F.M. et al. Ultrasound of injectable fillers and its role in diagnosis tracking. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2012, vol.38, n.2, pp.179-187. ISSN 0376-7892.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0376-78922012000200012.

The aim of this paper it to help to identify injected fillers by interpreting the different ultrasound patterns that we have systemized depending on the areas and cutaneous planes where they are located. Most of the patients don't know the filler has been injected. For doctors it's important to know the origin and characteristics of the product because even without complications, over time new injections with different products may be necessary and it's important to know any incompatibilities that may occur if one product negatively interacts with another. The ultrasound is a reproducible and non invasive technique that allows follow-up of the filler and to classify it in identifiable patterns. This practice is relatively easy to carry out and is of great help for doctors who use fillers or for those other specialist who review these patients.

Keywords : Dermal fillers; Facial fillers; Corporal fillers; Complications; Ultrasound.

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