FDA Warning on Facial Fillers

Each year millions of Americans receive soft tissue fillers to create a smoother, fuller appearance in the face. When choosing to receive a filler it is critical to choose cosmetic surgeon who is highly experienced. If you are considering receiving a facial filler, contact our Phoenix plastic surgery office at 602-375-8888 to schedule a cosmetic consultation.

Facial fillers are typically used to enhance lips or cheeks and to help treat wrinkles. Last week the Food and Drug Administration warned of the possibility of complications from these dermal fillers. If fillers accidentally get injected into blood vessels during the procedure, it can cause serious harm.

When a filler gets injected into a blood vessel, a blockage may occur that will restrict blood supply to tissues. The filler may also travel to other areas of the body and cause serious problems such as:

  • Vision Problems
  • Stroke
  • Blindness
  • Damage or death of the skin and underlying facial structures

Never hesitate to inquire about experience and training, as choosing a highly trained profession is critical. You should always talk your doctor about injections sites, associated risks, and any concerns that you may have.

If you are looking for a plastic surgeon with extensive experience, contact 602-375-8888 to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Paul Angelchik. We proudly serve those in and around the areas of Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Surprise, and Peoria, AZ.

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