Fat Injections to the Sides of Temple

If I get fat injections to the sides of my temple (above the eye area and between eyes and hairline) does the doctor need to beware of the many veins and arteries that exist there? How important is it to avoid injecting into veins or arteries?

Doctor Answers 4

Facial Fat Injections for Sides of Temple Atrophy

Fat injections are commonly placed in the temple areas when there has been volume loss, atrophy, or wasting. Temple atrophy can be seen naturally with age, medical conditions, or prior surgery in the area. As with any procedure, fat injections have potential complications including bruising and swelling. Speak with a specialist to see if fat injections are appropriate option for you.

Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fat injections

Injection of any filler require thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the face, nerves, muscles, arteries and veins(VITAL STRUCTURES)

Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for analysis and options, as well as the complications and risks

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Fat injections into the temple

Volumization involves injecting fillers or volumizers and it is important to know the anatomy. There are risks with every single procedure, including the injection of fillers, but fillers are done so commonly and the complications of intravascular injections are seen, but rare.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Fat Injections to the Face

As with any surgery, you should make sure that your doctor is appropriately trained and board certified in their field of speciality.  Yes, the anatomy is important in performing fat injections in the face.  The chance of injecting veins or arteries is very small.  Good luck.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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