Medesthetics

NOV-DEC 2015

MedEsthetics—business education for medical practitioners—provides the latest noninvasive cosmetic procedures, treatment trends, product and equipment reviews, legal issues and medical aesthetics industry news.

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58 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 | Surgical Aesthetics © GETTY IMAGES SURGICAL AESTHETICS PERMANENT DEFINITION The rise in demand for dermal fi llers is spurring new interest in facial implants. By Daniel Casciato AESTHETIC SURGEONS generally have two options for patients who want to improve the symmetry and structural appearance of their faces—adding fi llers or inserting implants. While fi llers are signifi cantly less expensive than surgery, they do have limitations. "Fillers are softer and will augment, but they don't change you structurally like an implant. A cheek implant, for example, will really change the way your face looks," says Suzanne Kim Doud Galli, MD, PhD, a facial plastic surgeon based in Washington, D.C.

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