Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science




Professor Thomas Colletti, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C


As the demand for non-invasive cosmetic procedures continues to increase, so do associated complications. Non-vascular complications such as filler migration can often present years after implantation. It is important to recognize various presentations of filler migration as it can be indolent and masquerade as more serious underlying conditions. Increased awareness and early recognition by healthcare providers may spare the patient from extreme or invasive procedures in the attempt to ascertain a diagnosis for facial masses and swelling. This article will review the current literature and various cases reported of migration to discuss the evaluation, management, mechanisms, and possible prevention.


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