Dallas cosmetic surgeon and facelift specialist, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich recently lead a cosmetic surgery workshop. Attendees were given instruction on proper and safe use of cosmetic fillers. This event, The Cosmetic Bootcamp, provides training and educational opportunities for aesthetic medicine physicians and their staff.
Facial fillers are often used by cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists to help reduce the signs of aging, for example, by smoothing wrinkles or adding volume to lips or other areas such as the cheek which often lose fullness as we age. Often these cosmetic fillers are approved for use in a specific region but can be used in other areas by a physician.
"Plastic surgeons now have over 15 different FDA approved facial fillers at their disposal, each with their own characteristics and treatment profile" explains Dr. Rohrich who is also a Professor of Plastic Surgery in the Department of the Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. At this year's meeting, the discussion focused on how to best use the different fillers - which specific areas of the face were could be best addressed by which fillers, and which to avoid using in each area."
"Fillers are generally approved for specific indications for a reason," said Dr. Rohrich and his panelists provided instruction on the best uses of the various classes of fillers during the workshop, specifically pointing out safe zone and areas where fillers should be avoided. "Above all, the use of fillers should be safety oriented to maximize patient outcomes in a more consistent manner by all cosmetic physicians performing these procedures," he said.