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Can Migration of Filler Cause Skin Necrosis?

I am wondering if it is possible for migration of filler to "migrate" and put pressure on an artery causing skin necrosis? Has this ever happened?

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Skin necrosis with dermal filler

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Yes it does and yes it can.

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Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

Filler and necrosis

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Usually when skin necrosis occurs it is from direct injectioninto the vascular system.  It is unlikely that migration of the filler causes the skin to necrose.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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